• Jamaica
    • Kingston
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Year Round
Travel Type


Starting Price
Price Details
Price varies based on location and duration of stay. It covers accommodation, placement, airport pickup, welcome dinner on arrival, program orientation, and daily breakfast.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 17, 2020
May 06, 2020
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About Program

Bring your programs to life with engaging and culturally immersive study abroad projects in Jamaica. Learning doesn’t have to be restricted to the classroom and learning in Jamaica will prove to be the best experience ever.

Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches and exciting, vibrant culture – all of which provide the means for a thrilling all-round study abroad experience. Discover meaningful service as you engage in experiential learning in environments that facilitate personal growth and development in your area of study. Work with trained professionals and get hands-on training and mentorship that will boost your CV and set you above your peers.

If you have been dreaming about a study abroad experience that will change your life, the our Faculty-Led, Student-Led, International Service Learning and Internship programs are a perfect match for you and/or your group.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • Take learning outside the classroom and benefit from a hands-on learning experience.
  • Combine meaningful service with learning components in Jamaica.
  • Build on your studies with practical work experience.
  • Change the way you see the world as you embark on a culturally immersive adventure.

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Program Reviews

4.89 Rating
based on 19 reviews
  • 5 rating 89.47%
  • 4 rating 10.53%
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  • Impact 4
  • Support 4
  • Fun 3
  • Value 4
  • Safety 5
  • Academics 4.45
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.95
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

It Was The Best

The trip to Jamaica was the best trip In my high School Career. Being there I definitely look at everything differently and no regrets. One of my favorite parts of the trip was costing the Annie Dawson Home because the girls there were so grateful, beautiful, loving, and funny. I also loved the house we stayed in, the food that was cooked for us, and the party they threw for us before leaving. Another I enjoyed was the beach, it was so beautiful. I love Jamaica and would most definitely go back if I could.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
The advice I would give is do not travel if your not going to try to be open to different food and others culture, it just defeats the purpose of traveling.
26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

ACES 298 in Jamaica

The experience was an incredibly fun thing to do for the class, and was very educational. The staff were very kind and personable, and the Smokey Vale Manor was absolutely lovely. We were served Jamaican food every day at the manor, and given lessons on Jamaican culture with any questions we had answered by the very nice and personable staff. They accompanied us on our trips, making sure we got where we needed to go, giving us advice and tips, and pointing out nuances of what we saw and did.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Jamaican Study Review

Overall, the experience was very interesting and exciting. There were many once in a lifetime opportunities to see things that not every traveler gets to see. We were lead everyday by multiple staff members and were carried from each destination in nice air conditioned buses. We followed closely to the busy schedule which allowed us to get the most out of each day of participation. I enjoyed my experience and would suggest it to anyone who wishes to learn about life in Jamaica.

20 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


The program was an great experience, i learned a lot about the culture. My favourite thing about the trip was the food, i got to taste a lot of great food. The jerk chicken we have in America is a little different then what i had here. I also like our bus rides we took. On the bus ride i was able to see different parts of the country. I was also able to see all the kids going to school. I wish the weather was a little better, but it was still better than what we have in Illinois.

What would you improve about this program?
Have a different food every night.
22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Trip to Jamaica

My experience at Smokey Manor was great! Travelling to a different country can be daunting, but the ladies and gentlemen at Smokey Manor gave me comfort and confidence in my stay. At one point, I even got sick and had to stay in bed for the day instead of exploring with the group and the staff took great care of me. The men and women of Smokey Manor also took so much pride in their culture and took the time to share with us bits and pieces of their customs. Overall, it was an educationally-enhancing and friendly experience!

What would you improve about this program?
22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


I think that this program has helped me learn more about Jamaican culture. For example, I have learned that death is not really a sad thing but looked upon a transition into a new life. I have also learned about different agricultural practices that take place here and its effects. We those practices I have noticed that there are things that are similar and things that are different from the U.S. I have also come to learn about the different economic challenges that Jamaica faces.

What would you improve about this program?
I think maybe adding more sites to go to. For example this year we were scheduled to attend a museum but were not able to so it would be best if we got it on the schedule.
14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Getting to Know Jamaica

This experience was amazing. My classmates and I were able to experience not only Jamaica but also its people. By staying at smokey manor, I was able to interact with so many great people of Jamaica. We were not only well taken care of but also given the opportunity to learn dance moves that are typical of people our age. We also 2 meals a day at the house which was a great way to try new things and take a "culinary adventure." I would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience Jamaica.

What would you improve about this program?
I really enjoyed all aspects of this program.
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


The staff was wonderful and so helpful whenever I needed anything! The food was great and they made sure to include Jamaican culture into our experiences. I will definitely take back a piece of Jamaican culture when I go home. The house was always nice and upkept with everything clean and in order. The staff was always ready to handle whatever situation might arise and solve the problem quickly. I highly recommend staying with Jamaica Volunteer Programs in Smokey Manor!

15 people found this review helpful.

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