U.S. Department of State Traveler's Checklist for further reference can be found here.
Area of Study: Business
Term to Study Abroad: Spring-Break 2019. This is the spring break period during the Spring semester. This period will not interfere with the Spring course schedule.
Orientation dates with the Study Abroad Office: To register for orientation with the Study Abroad Office, visit the Study Abroad Application Portal. Students attending orientation must have applied for a study abroad program and made their first payment. This is a pre-departure orientation for students who are traveling abroad with the program. Date and Time for Orientation is Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.
Register for Spring Orientation
Program Run Dates in March: March 1-10, 2019
Program Type: This is a faculty-led program with a Clayton State faculty member.
Program Fee: $2,318.25
MGMT 6105 Research project (IB) MBA Program
BUSA 6101 Research project (SCM) MBA Program
MKTG 3420 3 BBA MKTG 3101
MKTG 4420 3 BBA MKTG 3420
MGMT 4403 3 BBA MKTG 3420
MKTG 4800 3 BBA MKTG3101
MGMT 4800 3 BBA MGMT 3101
NOTE: Graduate students may earn credit for MGMT 6105 (Research Project or Substitute for Global Business) and BUSA 6101 (for Supply Chain students). Undergraduate students can earn credit for MKTG 3420: Global Business, MKTG 4420: International Marketing, MGMT 4403: International Management, MGMT 4800 - Selected Topics in Management, or MKTG 4800 – Selected Topics in Marketing. Graduate students in the MBA program with a concentration in International Business are required to attend a study abroad program. See your Academic Advisor for program requirements or to meet your graduation deadline.
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours per course
Majors: Business, Minor Prerequisites, and Undeclared/Undecided
The Jamaica 2019 spring break study abroad will allow students to gain unique insights and valuable experience with the emerging markets of Jamaica. The program will afford great opportunity to study the challenges and opportunities of business decisions in the Caribbean with a focus on the following:
• Rising Consumer class in Jamaica
• Developing marketing strategies in Jamaica
• Cross-cultural and economic drivers of development
The program incorporates case studies involving site visits to multinational firms, government offices, and cultural centers in Jamaica. Tentative company visits include Grace Kennedy, Salada Foods Ltd, Digicel Jamaica, Pegasus Hotel Group, Lasco Jamaica, and TVJ. These site visits will allow students to interact with senior executives to learn how firms operate in Jamaica.
What is included: Participants will stay in 3-star hotels throughout the program. Students will share a room with one other person. Cost includes round-trip airfare, all local transportations while in Jamaica, all lodging, most meals, and all taxes. Student Program fees also include faculty travel costs. Emergency medical insurance with CISI (learn more here).
What is not included: Some meals on travel days. The students own spending money for souvenirs and incidentals. Clayton State tuition; Passport/Visa fees*; Healthcare Clearance Form physician and medical fees*, travel insurance (learn more about travel insurance here). Tuition is separate from the study abroad costs and other associated fees. To learn more about tuition costs and fees, visit the Bursar's tuition page here to learn more.
Estimated Costs: Note that your program fees and tuition are separate costs. Program fees are the fees that pay for what is included in the program costs. Prepare for spending money and for additional meals. Speak to your Program Director for more details.
Learn more about this program by visiting our YouTube playlist to hear what previous participants had to say about studying abroad. Visit the website here.
Apply for Business in Jamaica
To login to the Study Abroad Application Portal, use your Clayton State SWAN username and password.
How to Apply Video
Documents Required for the Study Abroad Program: These documents will be processed in the online Study Abroad Application Portal.
1. Jamaica Application Contract
a. The student will complete their application document(s). The document(s) must be completed in order to make your first payment. See steps below.
b. Due by or before the first payment deadline Monday, November 12, 2018.
c. The Program Director will approve the student’s application material clearing the student for the study abroad program.
d. Once the student has been approved by the Program Director, the students will receive the Bursar Payment Form. Print this document and take it to the Bursar Office to make your first payment in person. After making your first payment in person, students may follow the online payment instructions for the Bursar Office. The online payment instructions are listed in the Study Abroad Application Portal.
e. Keep a copy for your records!
2. Health Clearance Form
Health Clearance Form
Health Clearance Form Video
a. Instructions are found on the Health Clearance Form. There are separate procedures for visiting the University Health Services (UHS) or seeing a personal healthcare professional/physician.
b. Document due by or before Thursday, December 13, 2018.
c. Keep a copy for your records!
3. Copy of Passport Photo Page
Submit Your Passport
a. Submit a Color Copy of your Passport Photo Page.
b. Due by or before Thursday, December 13, 2018.
c. To learn more about how to obtain a Passport or renew your Passport, please visit our webpage here. The Study Abroad Office has provided the necessary steps and links for the Passport process.
d. You can also find more information in the Student Program Guide.
4. Jamaica Student Program Guide
a. Further information about your program are outlined in the Jamaica Student Program Guide in the link above.
Total Cost of Program: $2,318.25
First Payment & Deposit: Monday, November 12, 2018, of $1,030.00
*Reserve your spot on the program by making your first payment.
Second Payment: Thursday, December 13, 2018, of $1,030.00
*After your second payment is received, you will be enrolled in the academic course. Don’t forget this does NOT include TUITION.
Final Payment: Thursday, January 17, 2019, of $258.25
*Pay close attention to the Add/Drop period for the Summer Semester and the programs withdrawal deadlines. Tuition payments will be due in mid-January (see Academic Calendar).
Payments need to be made to the Bursar Office.
Payments: In order to reserve your spot on the program, begin making the necessary payments. Students must make their program payments in full and have paid for tuition in order to remain in the study abroad program. Once students have made their second program payment, the Program Director will enroll the student in the study abroad course.
Graduate students in the MBA program attending a study abroad program may experience several concerns with financial aid disbursement. Review the financial aid document prepared by the Study Abroad Office to address these additional concerns.
Financial Aid for MBA Students
Non-Credit Seeking Students, Alumni, Spouses, and Children are restricted from attending a study abroad program at Clayton State University, which is in accordance to the University System of Georgia (USG) regulations. Only credit seeking Clayton State students are eligible to attend a study abroad program.
STUDENTS MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE REQUIRED HEALTH CLEARENCE FORM HAS BEEN APPROVED & CLEARED. IF YOUR HEALTH CLEARENCE HAS BEEN DENIED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE WITHDRAWAL DATES. Students should complete the Health Clearance Form before Thursday, December 13, 2018, in order to receive a full refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00. Remember, this form must be mailed by your physician or University Health Services (UHS) to the Clayton States’ Office of International Programs.
*If a student has any disability concerns for studying abroad, please review our ‘Disability Resource’ page for more information here or visit the Disability Resource Center on campus.
• Withdrawal on or before Thursday, December 13, 2018: Complete refund excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00.
• Withdrawal after December 13, 2018: Costs for airfare, rail, admissions, and hotel(s) (including any cancellation penalties or charges imposed by the airline, hotel, or other prepaid expenses) and all administrative fees incurred are forfeited: the remainder will be refunded, excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00.
• Withdrawal on or after January 17, 2019: All costs are forfeited; no refunds.
Refund & Withdrawal Form
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Periods from the Course: Students who are considering dropping the course need to refer to the Academic Calendar for the current semester to review add/drop dates, withdrawal dates, etc. to make sure these dates do not affect your withdrawal process from the study abroad program. If you have questions or concerns, speak with your Academic Adviser and Program Director. The Academic Calendar can be located here.
Scholarships: Concerned about paying for study abroad? Did you know that the Study Abroad Office offers the STARS Scholarship for study abroad students at Clayton State? Learn more by visiting the website here. Also checkout the many study abroad scholarships available for students at our Financial Aid and Scholarship webpage here!
Learn more about Passports & Visas on our webpage here.
Have more questions about study abroad? Checkout our Frequently Asked Question’s (FAQ) webpage here to learn more.
Program Director Contact Info:
Name: Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Professor of Marketing & International Business
Office: College of Business Bldg, Room T-233
Study Abroad Advisor Contact Info:
Name: Sasha Cokuslu
Phone: 678-466-4092 or 678-466-4090
Office: James M. Baker University Center (Main Street) Suite 204