Project Jamaica Alternative Break Trip

Project Jamaica Alternative Break Trip with Student Life and Learning (SLL) May 5-11, 2013*


Application Due: Friday, February 22, 5:00pm See below for application submission details


Join student leaders and SLL staff for the inaugural Project Jamaica Alternative Break service trip! Contribute to ongoing, hands-on community development projects where social and economic conditions are challenging. During this global experience, students engage in a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and reflective activities. Participants will roll-up their sleeves to build or rebuild in areas of need, teach literacy skills to children and engage in dialogue regarding civic engagement and social justice.


Who Can Apply?

All students are welcome to apply, with preference given to students returning for the 2013-2014  academic year. Applicants must have a minimum 2.7 GPA. This is a great opportunity for your student organization to consider sponsoring a member to attend this collaborative student leadership experience.


How Much Does It Cost?

The program fee is $800, which includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, all meals, recreational activities, phone services, and service materials for the trip. The program fee does not include optional incidentals and food/drinks not included in meals.


How Do I Apply?

Apply early as spots are limited.  IU Project Jamaica Applications are due Friday, February 22nd at 5pm. Email Gabbie Hurley, SLL Civic Engagement Graduate Assistant, at for more information. Please note that passports are necessary for travel.


For more information and application, go to the event website:


*This trip is currently pending approval from the IU Office of Overseas Study