Walden University, March 2020: Public Service in Jamaica

Negril, Jamaica

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Mar 9 - 17, 2020
Group size: 15 - 30
Walden University, March 2020: Public Service in Jamaica
Negril, Jamaica

AEA
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$2585
Deposit: $500
Mar 9 - 17, 2020
Group size: 15 - 30

About this trip

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 sights 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 time in order to make the group transfer. There will only be one group transfer from the airport to your accommodations. Additional transfers outside of the group transfer times may incur additional charges.


Signup is limited to Walden University and Alumni. Additional bookings for spouses, families, or friends, will be canceled.


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
    Accommodations in twin (shared) rooms, at Country Country (http://www.countryjamaica.com/) OR Charela Inn (https://www.charelainn.com/)
  • 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
    Transportation is included for all scheduled activities
  • Airport Transportation
    One group transfer on arrival day and one group transfer on departure day
  • Service Learning
    Project as noted on the itinerary
  • Tips for guides & driver
    Basic tips have been included in the program fee. Additional tipping is appreciated if you feel your guide and drive did a great job
  • Travel Health Insurance
    Includes Evacuation. 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.
  • Cancellation Insurance
    Trip Cancellation Insurance is included up to $4k due to illness with proof from doctor. You will be responsible for filing your own claim to insurance.
  • Payment Options
    If you're not able to pay by credit card, please contact AEA
  • Single Room Supplement
    If you would like to stay in a single room, there is an additional charge of $860
  • 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
  • Optional Excursions
    As noted on the itinerary
  • Personal Expenses
    These are to be paid for by yourself
  • Additional tips
    Tips for meals, porters, etc. have not been included and are appreciated if you feel everyone did a great job
  • Laundry Costs
    To be paid for on your own

Available options

Single Room Supplement10 left
$860

Itinerary

Itinerary Overview
Negril, Jamaica

  

MON MAR 9: USA – JAMAICA [-/-/D]

● Upon arrival at Sangster’s International Airport, Montego Bay , meet your guide and transfer to Negril [1 hour 15 min] (one group transfer provided at 3pm) 

● Check into hotel and get settled before receiving an orientation to Negril, Jamaican culture and service project 

Group welcome dinner at local restaurant

● Overnight at Country Country or Charela Inn

https://www.countryjamaica.com/ or  https://www.charelainn.com/ 


TUE MAR 10: NEGRIL [B/L/-]

● Breakfast at hotel 

AM Library rehabilitation service project at Mount Airy Primary School; lunch provided

● PM Free afternoon 

● Dinner on your own 

● Overnight at Country Country or Charela Inn


 WED MAR 11: NEGRIL [B/L/-] 

● Breakfast at hotel 

AM Library rehabilitation service project at Mount Airy Primary School; lunch provided 

● PM Free afternoon 

● Dinner on your own 

● Overnight at Country Country or Charela Inn


 THU MAR 12: NEGRIL [B/L/-] 

●Breakfast at hotel 

AM Library rehabilitation service project at Mount Airy Primary School; lunch provided

● PM Free afternoon 

● Dinner on your own 

● Overnight at Country Country or Charela Inn


 FRI MAR 13: NEGRIL [B/L/-] 

● Breakfast at hotel 

AM Library rehabilitation service project at Mount Airy Primary School; lunch provided 

● PM Free afternoon 

● Dinner on your own 

● Overnight at Country Country or Charela Inn


 SAT MAR 14: NEGRIL [B/L/-]  

  Breakfast at hotel 

● Free day 

● OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (cost not included; tbc): 

 ○ Mayfield Falls [1hr drive]

      ■ 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 [2hr drive]

      ■ Travel to the parish of St. Elizabeth and take a jitney carriage ride to the  beautiful property of YS Falls for ziplining 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 included. 

 ○ Appleton Estate Rum Tour and Black River Safari [2hr drive] 

      ■ 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 

● Dinner on your own

● Overnight at Country Country or Charela Inn


 SUN MAR 15: NEGRIL [B/-/-] 

● Breakfast at hotel 

● Free day 

Afternoon visit to Rick’s Café; swim, watch cliff jumping and a spectacular sunset 

● Lunch and dinner on your own 

● Overnight at  Country Country or Charela Inn


 MON MAR 16: NEGRIL [B/L/D]

● Breakfast at hotel 

Final day at Mount Airy Primary School; lunch provided 

● Free afternoon 

Group farewell dinner at Ivan's restaurant

 ● Overnight at Country Country or Charela Inn 


TUE MAR 17: DEPART NEGRIL [B/-/-] 

● Breakfast at hotel

● Check out of hotel and transfer to Sangster’s International Airport for departure [1 hr 15min] (one group transfer provided at 9:15am) 


Payment Timeline

$500 Deposit due at sign up. Due before December 10 ,2019. Spaces are limited and your space is not guaranteed without a deposit and further payments. The deposit is only refundable if the program does not have enough people to run.

$955 Due January 4, 2020

$955 Due February 3, 2020


Cancellation Policy

You must inform us in writing (by email) as soon as possible if you wish to cancel a your spot on the program. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective from the moment we receive it in writing and you receive a confirmation of receipt. Upon cancellation, the following charges per participant will be: 


* The deposit is refundable only if the program does not run. 

* From Jan. 5, 2020, the deposit and 50% of the paid program costs will not be refundable

* From February 3rd, 2020, no refunds will be given


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