• Jamaica
    • Kingston
1 - 2 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Spring Summer Winter
Dormitory Lodge
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
A $600 deposit in additional to a $95 application fee is required
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Airport pick-up/drop-off
3 meals per day
Ground Transportation
Cultural activities
Adventure tours
Speakers & lectures
24/7 In-country support

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Passport and Visa Fees
Meals in airports before and after a trip
Baggage Fees
Transportation to and from departure airport
Excursions & activities not included on the itinerary
Optional tips & gratuities

May 25, 2023
Jul 14, 2019
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About Program

Global Service Adventures offers high school students the opportunity to gain a unique, transformative volunteer experience in Jamaica. With our programs combining community service, adventure, and cultural activities; there is something for everyone! From sports and working with children, to environmental conservation or outdoor exploration - you can find many options that will spark your passion. This truly immersive program was designed not only as an unforgettable journey but also to help equip teens with vital leadership skills they need in life journeys ahead of them.

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Program Highlights

  • Discover new places and meet new people: Make friends with like-minded peers who share your passion for travel and community service,
  • Enjoy small group sizes: Most of our programs enroll between 12-20 students, and participants are woven into even more intimate teams for service projects
  • Make a meaningful impact: GSA has two decades of sustainable impact in international volunteering and community service programs for teens and young adults
  • Participate in a range of experiences: From community service and hand-on learning and adventure activities
  • Boost your college admissions: Write about your GSA experience in college applications or essays

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Program Reviews

4.82 Rating
based on 11 reviews
  • 5 rating 81.82%
  • 4 rating 18.18%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 5
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.2
  • Value 4.6
  • Safety 5
  • Academics 4.85
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 8 of 11 reviews
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Ki Eisha
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

Thank you for providing a great experience for our group. We enjoyed the volunteer opportunities with the Botanical Gardens, and we loved volunteering at the girls home. Many of the children in our group got a chance to connect with the children in the girls home, and they walked away with a sense of giving back to the community.

The food that was provided daily was great. Thank you for taking the extra time out to provide vegan meals just for me.

The day at Maroon Town really touched the children. They were provided with the historical information about their ancestors, and the implementation of slavery within Jamaica. All they ever heard about was the implementation of the oppression of Black Americans. Many of our students walked away feeling empowered.

What would you improve about this program?
We brought many children ages ranged from 15-17. I would recommend providing options or ideas to keep them engaged and entertained a couple of nights.
39 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Trip to Jamaica

Has been a great experience that I would recommend to others. It has been a very educational and fun experience for me and my classmates. I have especially enjoyed seeing all the different social classes of Jamaica and not just seeing the resort aspect of the island. It has been a great experience for me and has made me get out of my comfort zone by trying new foods and dancing in the Jamaican style. I am very thankful for the experience and it is something that I will always remember,

What would you improve about this program?
I do not have any suggestions, I felt that it was a well planned out trip.
39 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Good experience

I had an overall great experience this past couple of days. It was great to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. An example of getting out of my comfort zone is trying new foods. I also enjoyed being able to spend time with others that also stayed at Smokey Manor. I am very grateful for the staff because they tried very hard to accommodate everything to what we enjoyed. My favorite part was the beach

What would you improve about this program?
More things to do in the house
44 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Cassidy's Point of View

It was very clear that the staff was there to make sure the guests were comfortable. Everyone was friendly and we had no problems. The whole house was very clean and the whole trip was an amazing experience overall. I feel that I really got a good look at what the Jamaican culture is like between the interactions with new people everyday to the new foods I was exposed to. My favorite part of the trip was when we went to the Blue Mountain Estate. Everyone was very informative and was always willing to answer your questions so that you were able to really understand what you were learning.

I would recommend this program to everyone without hesitation.

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

Smokeyvale - Josie's Point of View

I loved the guided tours that we went on and the staff here was wonderful! I also appreciated how they prepared meals for us daily ensuring that we got to try local cuisine instead of the restaurants that we know and love. The extra activities at night were also extremely fun and informational! I felt very safe having a security guard outside each night we were sleeping, and locks on the doors. Having hot water everyday was hard to get but that is just a privilege that we get in the states and that I'm used to. They were also very flexible with people who have food restrictions like being a vegetarian.

Would definitely recommend to other people!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing that I know!
33 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Jamaica ICA

This trip was absolutely incredible! Going into it, I didn't know how much I would learn from this experience. In this short period of time, we got to learn about Jamaican cuisine and cooking styles, volunteer with school children, see beautiful sites, and received fantastic historical lessons. Spending the day with Maroons allowed us to truly learn about Jamaican history and culture, and we got to shop in the market & swim in a beautiful blue river! Additionally, I now know more about coffee than I ever knew I could know! Fantastic experience overall, it went by too quickly.

What would you improve about this program?
It could be longer!!
34 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Global Service Adventures

If I could choose my favourite memory from this trip it would have to be going to the school and assisting in the kindergarten class. The kids were so cute and I had a great time there. I also was able to work in a children's' home (orphanage) and as someone who would like to be an international social worker in the future, the orphanage helped with figuring out if that's what I really want to do. Overall this trip was great, I got to meet so many new people, eat new foods and learn more about the Jamaican culture.

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

best experience of my life

Being 16, it was my first time travelling by myself and I would recommand it to anybody. I loved playing with the kids at the orphanage and it is always so surprising how they enjoy the smallest things in life that we take for granted. Also, I had two cooking classes with Louise and I will do the recipes back at home for sure. The food was so good. I loved my experience and I will do it again, no doubt.

35 people found this review helpful.

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