Walden University: Jamaica, Service Learning

Negril, Jamaica

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Mar 9 - 17, 2019
Group size: 12 - 22
Walden University: Jamaica, Service Learning
Negril, Jamaica

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$1975
Deposit: $300
Mar 9 - 17, 2019
Group size: 12 - 22

About this trip

* There are 2 spots remaining (12.3.18)


Walden University welcomes you on this Service Learning experience to Jamaica to give back, but also to take home the love, memories and knowledge you gain learning about the country and meeting some of the people who live here. In addition to volunteering, you will take in some of the sites with the others in the group and have time on your own.


You will need to buy your own international flights, roundtrip to Montego Bay, from where we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Negril (about 1.25-2 hours away). Your coordinator at Walden will help you coordinate the best arrival and departure times in order to make the group transfers. Transfers outside of the group transfer times may incur additional charges.


View the itinerary for more details about the program and the payment and cancellation terms, which will also appear when you go to make your deposit.


For questions, please email studyabroad@mail.waldenu.edu

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    All housing in twin (shared) rooms, at Coco La Palm https://www.cocolapalm.com (subject to change)
  • Breakfast each morning
    During program mornings (not arrival day)
  • Some lunches and dinners
    As in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
    For pre-arranged activities
  • Group Transportation
    All transportation is included for airport transfers and other group travel
  • Service Learning
    You will have 3-4 options to choose from, but you may not be placed in your first choice.
  • Travel Health Insurance
    Includes Evacuation, but does not cover pre-existing conditions. Valid only during the dates of the program. Let us know if you plan to stay longer in order to add additional days of coverage.
  • Tips
    Basic tips have been included. Extra tips would be appreciated if you feel everyone did a great job.
  • Single Room Supplement
    If you woulds like to stay in a single room, there is an additional charge of $750
  • Cancellation Insurance
    Trip Cancellation Insurance is not included and is recommended that you purchase on your own
  • International Flights
    To be purchased on your own
  • Luggage Fees
    To be paid on your own. We recommend 1 medium luggage and 1 carry on
  • Some meals
    Some meals are not included
  • Some drinks
    Some drinks are not included at meals and must be paid separately
  • Laundry Costs
    On your own dime
  • Personal Expenses
    These are to be paid for by yourself

Available options

Single Room Supplement6 left
$750

Itinerary

Itinerary Overview
Negril, Jamaica

  

SAT MAR 9: USA – JAMAICA [-/-/D]

● Arrive at Sangster’s International Airport, Montego Bay, meet your guide and transfer to Negril (1 hour 15 min)

● Settle into your hotel in the afternoon

● In the evening, you will be treated to a welcome dinner on the beach at your hotel 

● Overnight at Coco La Palm Resort https://www.cocolapalm.com or similar


SUN MAR 10: NEGRIL [B/-/-]

● Breakfast at hotel

● After breakfast, begin your day with an introduction to Negril, Jamaican culture, and the various service activities. You will spend 16-20 hours in your service projects over a 4-day period. Choose one of the following programs:

    ○ Volunteer at a local school by assisting the teachers in the classrooms or in clubs and other projects and activities

   ○ Volunteer at a children’s orphanage by assisting staff in daily care routines, reading to the children and other educational and recreational activities

   ○ Volunteer at an elderly home by helping them with daily routines, reading to them, taking them for exercise or just providing companionship

   ○ Manual labor in the form of painting and beautifying a school or orphanage

● Lunch on your own

● Afternoon free time

● Visit Rick’s Café, watch cliff jumping and a spectacular sunset

● Dinner at your hotel or at one of the many restaurants nearby

● Overnight at hotel 


MON MAR 11: NEGRIL [B/L/-]

● Breakfast at hotel

Service work 

● Lunch provided on site

● Return to your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy some free time

● Dinner on your own at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants nearby


TUE MAR 12: NEGRIL [B/L/-]

● Breakfast at hotel

Service work

● Lunch provided on site

● Return to your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy some free time

● Dinner on your own at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants nearby

● Overnight at hotel

  

WED MAR 13: NEGRIL [B/L/-]

● Breakfast at hotel

Service work 

● Lunch provided on site

● Return to your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy some free time

● Dinner at your hotel or at one of the many restaurants nearby

● Overnight at hotel


THUR MAR 14: NEGRIL [B/L/-]

● Breakfast at hotel

Final day of service work

● Lunch provided on site

● Return to your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy some free time

● Dinner at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants nearby

● Overnight at hotel


FRI MAR 15: NEGRIL [B/-/-]

● Breakfast at hotel

● Enjoy a free day on your own or with one of our optional activities. Costs are additional and may vary based on minimum number per excursion. Choose from the following:

  ○ Mayfield Falls (1-hour drive) – $65 per person

  ■ Visit the beautiful Mayfield Falls nestled in the rainforest of Westmoreland. Climb the falls with a fun and experienced guide. Lunch included. 

  ○ YS Falls and Black River Safari (2-hour drive) - $115 per person

  ■ Travel to the parish of St. Elizabeth and take a jitney carriage ride to the beautiful property of YS Falls for zip-lining and swimming fun (no climbing of falls allowed here). On the way back stop at the Black River Safari. Take a boat ride through the wetland on Jamaica’s largest navigable river. Learn all about our wetland wildlife including the American crocodile. Lunch not included.

  ○ Appleton Estate Rum Tour and Black River Safari (2-hour drive) – $95 per person

  ■ In St. Elizabeth, Appleton Estate is the home of one of the world’s finest rums. Take an interesting and fun tour of the distillery inclusive of samples and buy rum sold exclusively at the estate. Stop at Black River Safari on the way back to Negril. Lunch included.

● Return to Negril and have dinner on your own

● Overnight at hotel


SAT MAR 16: NEGRIL [B/L/D]

● Breakfast at hotel

● After breakfast, participate in a Jamaican cooking class and enjoy your own Jamaican cooking for lunch

● Spend the afternoon on the beach, shopping, or relaxing

● In the evening, you will be treated to a memorable farewell dinner at Ivan’s Restaurant

● Overnight at hotel


SUN MAR 17: NEGRIL - USA [B/-/-]

● Breakfast at hotel

● Check out of your hotel and head to Montego Bay (1.5 hours)

● Depart Montego Bay from Sangster’s International Airport


Payment Timeline

$300 Deposit due at sign up. Due before December 5, 2018. Spaces are limited and your space is not guaranteed without a deposit and further payments.  

$558 Due December 21, 2018

$558 Due January 18, 2019

$558 Due February 5, 2019


Cancellation Policy

* The deposit is refundable if the program does not run, or if you cancel before December 9, 2018. Credit card fee may not be refundable.

* From Dec. 9, 2018, Deposit is not refundable

* From Jan 9, 2019, the deposit and 50% of the Dec 21 payment will not be refundable

*  From Jan. 20, 2019, the deposit and 75% of the paid program costs will not be refundable

* From February 5th, no refunds will be given

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