CAHS Faculty Conduct Jamaica Study Abroad Site Visit

Dr. Wash A. Jones and Dr. Beverly Copeland, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) faculty members, participated in a study abroad site visit to Jamaica this summer as part of the College’s efforts to increase study abroad opportunities.  During the site visit, the duo met with representatives from three institutions to discuss joint ventures with mutual benefit to Prairie View A&M University and the respective Jamaican host institution.

Proposed host institutions will be the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland, Shortwood Teachers’ College in Kingston and Ebony Park Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust Academy in Clarendon, Jamaica.  Jones and Copeland anticipate establishing the study abroad program to Jamaica beginning in summer 2017.  Student participants would receive three semester credit hours through a respective course in nutrition or agriculture for participation in the program.  All interested university students would be eligible to participate in the study abroad program.  The site visit was funded through a travel grant from the PVAMU Office of International Programs with additional funds from the CAHS.

James Palmer


James Palmer, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs
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