Earn credits in Library Science while
spending time in Jamaica!
Trade in your clunky winter boots for a pair of summer sandals
this winter and spend time soaking up the sun in the
Caribbean! This year’s Cultural Immersion Program has partnered
with the University of the West Indies to provide you the ultimate
opportunity to live and learn in Jamaica. As St. John’s students
you know and understand the ins and outs of life in “Big City”.
Diversity here is more than a state of being, but a way of life.
This course aims to encourage students to explore the role of
diversity in the field of Library and Information Science and by
doing so, acknowledging the growing need for culturally-sensitive
librarians within urban environments.
The New York City Department of City Planning has identified
Jamaicans as one of the new immigrant categories of the millennium.
As students who both live and study in the New York City area, you
know how important diversity is in today’s increasingly global
world. Take part in a program that will provide you the type of
experiences considered essential to the development of 21st century
knowledge, skills, and abilities, which are crucial if US
librarians are to effectively serve increasingly diverse
communities. Why not take your Spring Break early this year and go
abroad?! It’s been a long semester, you deserve it!
Course: LIS 271 Cultural
Prerequisites: None. However it's recommended
that students take LIS 204 and LIS 205 prior to trip.
Dates: March 1 - March 9, 2014
(Please note: you must arrive in Jamaica on March 1 and depart
from Jamaica on March 9)
Application Deadline: December 4, 2013
Program Orientation: TBA
Accommodations: University of West Indies
Meals: Welcome dinner included (Budget about
$25 per day out of pocket)
- Devon House tour
- Port Royal
- Accompong Maroon Village
- Montego Bay (overnight)
Professor: Shari A. Lee
Program Fee: TBD (tuition and
airfare NOT included)