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18 September 2008

Caribbean Literature Course Offers Students Chance to Study in Jamaica



Dr. Joe Delap, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Foreign Languages at JSU, will offer a four-hour literature course focusing on Caribbean writers and their works for a study abroad program sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Students from across the US enroll in the program and gain a global perspective, learn about the special opportunities and challenges of the developing world and broaden their personal and educational horizons, while getting an insider’s view of Jamaica, its culture and its friendly people. The course, offered for four hours of credit (transferable to JSU), runs from December 29, 2008 to January 13, 2009. Because the course is university sponsored, participating JSU students can get permission to delay the beginning of their spring semester, arranged for on an individual basis. 


JSU is a member of a study-abroad consortium headed by USM, which has offered a wide variety of courses in Jamaica (and other countries around the world) for over twenty years. The program is designed to offer the best possible value for study-abroad course credit, as well as offering a fun and rewarding academic experience during the holiday break. Students on the program take one class for four hours of either undergraduate or graduate credit. Caribbean Studies Program participants (including those from JSU) are eligible for financial aid. More information is available by calling Dr. Delap at 782-8186, emailing or by accessing the program website at






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