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ACES 298 in Jamaica: Discovering Agricultural Systems
Kingston, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Study Tour
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer Study Tour,
Winter Study Tour
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
None
Internship:
No
Housing:
Hotel
Illinois Sponsor:
ACES
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:
ACES 298 Discovery Course to Jamaica
Winter Study Tour 
Discovering Food, Human, and Environmental Systems of the Caribbean Islands
Kingston, Jamaica

FRESHMEN ONLY
 
 
 
 
Program Description
 
Class sessions are held in the second half of the fall semester to explore the intricacies of Caribbean culture and food systems. The class will depart on a field study tour to Jamaica in January. While on the island, activities include:Seminars taught at the University of the West Indies, Mona and visits to coffee, pepper and sugar plantations as well as meetings with the  U.S. Foreign Services.
  

Eligibility
Application Requirements:  UIUC freshmen only; must be registered in ACES 298, CRN 67232 for the fall semester.
Language of Instruction: English

Faculty Leader Bio

 




 Oliver Ferguson
 email: ofergus@illinois.edu
 Oliver Ferguson is a Program Manager for the ACES Study Abroad Office.


Group Flight: As part of the Program Fee, the ACES Abroad will organize a group flight for this course. All group flights will be departing from and arriving at O'Hare Airport. Very few exceptions are made for opting out of the group flight.
 
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Academic Environment
 
This course is worth 3 credits.  
On campus meetings: Begin 2nd 8 weeks of the fall semester.  Date/place/time of meetings is TBA.

Program Dates: See dates listed below
*Program dates and fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

Accommodation 
Housing: Dormitory, Hotel
Breakfast and lunch are provided
 
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 Program Fees
 
For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
 
*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships.

 
 
 
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Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at  academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/financial-aid
 
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/scholarships
 
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/scholarships 
 
For more information about general costs, please watch the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice: studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start
  
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Change Programs and Withdrawal Policy

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu. 

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/policies)  

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Passport/Visa Information

You must have a valid passport to participate on this program with at least two blank VISA pages. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 
 
You may also be required to get a visa for your program.  Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.
 
More information about passports and visas can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/passports-visas

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Application Information
 
First Steps Info Session 
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website http://studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start  or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
 
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
 
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
 
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application includes:
·         Personal essay questions
·         Photocopy of passport
·         Signature verification form
·         Online questionnaires
 
Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.
 
See Dates and Deadlines at the bottom of this page.
 
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Health, Safety, Pre-Departure

Health and Safety
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty. These services can be found at www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/health-safety

Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit (mckinley.illinois.edu/medical-services/immunization-allergy-travel-clinic) to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also www.cdc.gov/travel.

Pre-Departure Resources
The UIUC Study Abroad website (studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-go) and the ACES Study Abroad website (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/current-students) both provide a variety of pre-departure information. Explore both sites for more information such as travel plans, what to pack, money abroad, transportation, communicating with family members while abroad, and even what to do the day of your departure.

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Contact Information
 

Faculty Leader
Oliver Ferguson
123 Mumford Hall
Urbana, IL 61801
email: ofergus@illinois.edu

 

ACES Education Abroad

123 Mumford Hall, MC-710

Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 333-3380

Email: aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu
 
Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.
  
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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.