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World Endeavors Volunteer Abroad: Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
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Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Affiliate
Academic Level: Graduate, Junior, Other, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Guest House
Areas of Study: Any Major
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Volunteer Abroad in Jamaica

Why Jamaica?
For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Jamaica is warm beaches, lush vegetation, and tropical vacations. It’s no wonder this island nation has become a tourism hotspot, with its warm hospitality and English-speaking population. Tourism has helped to bolster Jamaica’s economy, but the country still faces significant economic, social, and environmental challenges. Volunteers in Jamaica gain a deeper understanding of the “real” Jamaica while making a meaningful contribution to the country’s future.
Live in Kingston, Jamaica
Volunteers in Jamaica live and work in Kingston, the capital and largest city of Jamaica, which is located on the southeastern coast of the island. The city has a fascinating history, including being settled by the Spanish in the early 16th century, seized by the English in the mid-17th century, and establishing an economy that was heavily dependent on its ports and plantations. The area has always been a popular location in the Caribbean, attracting people from all different backgrounds. The most notorious characters being, of course, boisterous swarms of pirates, whose presence caused nearby Port Royal to be deemed the “Wickedest Place in Christendom.”

Although pirates and nautical battles are a thing of the past, Kingston has retained its lively and colorful character over the centuries, and its friendly inhabitants, delicious foods, and vivid culture make it a worthy destination. Combine this with the city’s surroundings—the clear waters of its Caribbean coast, the backdrop of the Blue Mountains—and it’s no wonder why Kingston has become a prime target for tourists. Tourism has helped to bolster Jamaica’s economy, but beyond the pristine resorts and tourist attractions that most visitors see, the country still faces significant economic and social challenges. Volunteers in Jamaica gain a deeper understanding of the “real” Jamaica while making a meaningful contribution to the country’s future.
We offer volunteer placements in Jamaica in the following fields:
  • Deaf Education
Program Snapshot

Housing: World Endeavors volunteers in Jamaica stay in a furnished guest house with other volunteers. Housing accommodations are modest, safe, and clean, but may differ from modern norms in terms of space or amenities. Volunteers will share a room with other participants of the same gender, and will have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Participants are expected to respect the volunteer home and their fellow residents and be open to the adventure of experiencing a different way of life in a new environment.

Dates: The World Endeavors Deaf Education program in Jamaica is flexible in duration. Admissions are rolling, and programs can begin on any Monday throughout the year. 

Duration: Participants can choose any duration between 2 and 12 weeks. 

Cost: See our website for program fee information

How to Apply: Our application deadlines are set at 16 weeks prior to your desired program start date. Visit our website at to start your application. 

**Always check our website for the most up-to-date program information.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** This program follows a rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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