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  • Locations: Kingston, Jamaica; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Negril, Jamaica
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory, Hotel Academic Courses: ECO, ILC, MBU, MDS
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $6250
Program Description:

Belmont in Jamaica  

PROGRAM | COURSES AVAILABLE | COSTS | APPLICATION PROCESS | FACULTY CONTACTS

PROGRAM


Economic, Cultural, Entertainment and Media Dynamics. Yeah Mon!Jamaica- student at Dusk
 

This interdisciplinary program offers a possible nine-credit hours through four (4) courses on-sight.  There are two courses offered in Economic Aspects of Jamaica, one exposes all student majors to some of the pertinent issues confronting the Jamaican economy while the other is designed for students wanting to major/minor in Economics or General Business.  Meanwhile, Artist Management undertakes an analysis of the various aspects of artist management including talent agencies, personal management, performance and recording contracts, tours and artist promotion. The Digital Citizenship course allows students to explore the economy, media and culture of a pivotal Caribbean country. 
 
The program includes a blend of faculty-led lectures and presentations by academics and prominent practitioners in the public and private sectors. Students experience firsthand how policies impact the economic, social, entertainment and cultural dimensions in a country of paradoxes.    
 
The program exposes students to the rich culture and unique history that pervade the entire country, while simultaneously fostering an appreciation for the island’s entertainment, food, music and culture.  In the capital, Kingston, students will visit major players in the financial, manufacturing, entertainment, tourism and social media sectors. These include the Bank of Jamaica, Usain Bolt Track and Records, Devon House, Blue Mountain, Bob Marley Museum, Ministry of Tourism, and Pan American Health Organization. Students will spend several days in the North Coast of the island - Montego Bay and Negril – relishing the exotic landscape, serene beaches, lush vegetation and Jamaican Island Nights at an exquisite resort.  

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Please note departure date and make necessary housing arrangements if you decide to stay in Nashville prior to departure.​​


Excursions
  • Kingston Tour: National Heroes Park; Jewish Synagogue, African Caribbean Institute; the National Gallery
  • Devon House
  • UWI Campus
  • Bank of Jamaica
  • Life Yard
  • Usain Bolt Tracks and Records
  • Bob Marley Museum
  • Blue Mountain
  • Dunn’s River Falls
  • Negril
  • Exquisite resort in Montego Bay with complimentary activities such as:
    • Beach
    • Kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Pedal boarding
    • Glass-bottom boat ride

COURSES AVAILABLE
 
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core (including Interdisciplinary Learning Communities Courses) or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Jamaica. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
 
  • ECO 2950: Economic Aspects of Jamaica (3 hours). (Counts as BELL Core social science; can satisfy ILC).
  • ECO 3950: Economic Aspects of Jamaica (3 hours).  (Satisfies BBA Areas of Concentration requirement for Economics and General Business and COBA electives 3000 level). (Pre-req: ECO 2210 or ECO 2220).
  • MBU 4950: Artist Management (3 hours)
  • MDS 1950: Digital Citizenship (3 hours) (satisfies BELL Core Social Science requirement; can satisfy ILC)

ONLINE OPTIONS:colorful wall in jamaica
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL Core requirement)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL Core requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


COSTS

1. Program Fee: $6,250: 
This fee will include airfare to and from Nashville, housing, daily breakfast and dinner, admission/field trip/event fees, and in-country transportation.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Personal expenses and souvenirs/gifts.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Faculty-Led Application Process
 
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


FACULTY CONTACTS


Dr. Colin Cannonier  
Massey College of Business
colin.cannonier@belmont.edu • BARBARA MASSEY HALL 340
 
Dr. Sybril Brown

Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business
sybril.brown@belmont.edu • JOHNSON CENTER 454
 
Dr. Rush Hicks

Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business
rush.hicks@belmont.edu • JOHNSON CENTER 372
 






Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/07/2020 05/23/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.