Earn credits in Library Science while
spending time in Jamaica!
*Unfortunately due to low enrollment, this program has been
cancelled for Spring 2014*
Trade in your clunky winter boots for a pair of summer sandals
during spring break 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 a St. John’s student
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 and go abroad?! It’s a
long semester, you deserve it!
Graduate Course: LIS 271
* Please note: Upon returning from the Jamaica,
this course will continue as a mixed mode course with two in-person
classes on the Queens campus during the spring 2014 semester.
Prerequisites: None. However
it's recommended that students take LIS 204 and LIS 205 prior to
Dates: March 1 - 9,
(Please note: you must arrive in Jamaica on March 1 and depart
from Jamaica on March 9.)
Program Orientation: TBA
Meals: Welcome dinner included
(Budget about $25 per day out of pocket)
Professor: Shari A. Lee
Program Fee: $1,590 (tuition and
airfare NOT included)
*Classes are subject to appropriate enrollment. Although courses
may be offered we need to maintain a minimum number of students to
run winter courses.
**Attention all Graduate Students: Please be
advised that at this time graduate students are unable to apply
through the St. John's UIS system for graduate level courses.
Graduate students must file a paper application and an approved
course option form in order to apply for this program. Print
PDF and course option sheet, complete the
application and submit to the Office of Global Studies located in
Sun Yat Sen Hall. The Course Option form should be signed by your
Dean or Academic Advisor to ensure that you will receive credit
toward your course of study.
For additional information on scholarships and
financial aid, please visit our Financial Aid page.
Special Note: More information can be found on the Lonely Planet