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Course: Aug 14-Dec 8, 2018
Travel: Oct 7-Oct 16, 2018

Dental Hygiene Service Learning Experience in Jamaica
This is a service learning experience through an organization called Great Shape!, Inc., that was established in 1988. One of Great Shape’s programs is called “1000 Smiles project.” While the primary purpose is to help those in need, there is plenty of cross cultural interaction, and learning. During the week-long experience (approximately 32 hours), the group will divide into 3 or 4 separate teams consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists and other helpers. Each team is assigned to a different location. Portable dental equipment will be set up for use in temporary clinic locations ranging from country schools to rural health and hotel clinics, where dental hygiene services and care will be provided. The volunteers will also distribute toothbrushes and toothpaste, while providing patient education in oral health in the local schools and throughout the island community. This International experience will count as practicum hours for the course DEH 2702C.

Think you can’t afford to study abroad? Scholarships and other ways to fund your study abroad program are available. Explore scholarship options now.

Available courses – Students must enroll in the course listed below during the fall 2018 semester in order to be able to participate.

Note: Students must confirm with an academic advisor that they meet all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites to be eligible to enroll in the course listed. Students receiving financial aid must confirm with a financial aid advisor whether their study abroad course will be covered by financial aid.

Professor: Amy Krueger 

DEH 2702C Community Dental Health Practicum 1 credit

Lead faculty contacts
After you submit the application online, we will review your application and e-mail you with details of scheduling your interview with the Jamaica Dental trip lead faculty, Amy Krueger, 727-341-3691.

Other SPC Study Abroad trips
Learn more about other Study Abroad countries where SPC students have made their mark.

Student Travel Blog – For a taste of what it’s like to study abroad in Jamaica, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the Jamaica blog below.

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Participating in the Jamaica Study Abroad Program, 1000 Smiles Project

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It is hard to put into words such a life changing adventure. I have so many feelings when I think about my Jamaica Study Abroad Program experience. I think about my classmates that I became so close to, my leaders that I have been so inspired by, and the amazing people that we met. Each … Continue reading Participating in the Jamaica Study Abroad Program, 1000 Smiles Project

2017 Jamaica Dental study abroad program = LIFE-CHANGING!

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Participating in SPC’s 2017 Jamaica Dental study abroad program was the most amazing, rewarding, and life-changing experiences I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Jamaica is such an amazing country with the most loving, compassionate, thankful, and happy people in the world. Just to see the way they live was so … Continue reading 2017 Jamaica Dental study abroad program = LIFE-CHANGING!

My Review of SPC’s Jamaica Dental Hygiene 2017 Study Abroad Program

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The opportunity to participate in the St. Peterburg College Jamaica Dental Hygiene 2017 Study Abroad program was a great experience. As a dental hygiene student at St. Peterburg College I do not think I could have asked for a better place to go and better patients to see. Jamaicans are extremely thankful for the work … Continue reading My Review of SPC’s Jamaica Dental Hygiene 2017 Study Abroad Program

I am forever changed: Jamaica Dental Hygiene Program

“Sometimes I lay under the moon and thank God I’m breathing. Then I pray, don’t take me soon ‘cause I am here for a reason…” Those lyrics by reggae artist Matisyahu keep playing in my head again and again. The people of Jamaica have touched me in a way that is hard to put into … Continue reading I am forever changed: Jamaica Dental Hygiene Program