Skip to Content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
*UTK CASNR Jamaica Study Tour
Kingston, Jamaica; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Portland, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Mini-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Mini-Term
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
Language of Instruction:
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language Prerequisite:
Course Prerequisite:
Hotel, Residence Hall
Program Type: UT Faculty-Directed Open to non-UTK Students: No
Experience Type:
Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Anne Hulse
Field of Study:
Program Description:
The Jamaica study tour offers students an opportunity to see Jamaican agriculture and natural resources through the eyes of Jamaicans.  Based at the University of the West Indies, Mona (Kingston) campus, the tour of agricultural and other economic enterprises will expose students to areas of the Jamaican agricultural sector including coffee, bananas, beef cattle, vegetables, poultry, the intricacies of beekeeping, and aquaculture. In each case, they will learn about production and marketing as well as the importance of each enterprise to the economy of Jamaica.  So be prepared to wear jeans and boots, as flip-flops are only recommended during the beach portion of the program!  Program co-director Dr. Smith in the Dept. of Animal Science was born and grew up in Jamaica, and has a special connection to the island and his former colleagues in Jamaica. Through this program, students will get the chance to understand Jamaican agriculture--and culture--in a way that an ordinary tourist could not. 


In order to participate, students must enroll in 2 credits of AGNR 491 during the prior spring semester and an additional 1 credit of AGNR 491 during Mini-Term. The Jamaican portion of the program will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of Jamaica (geography, history, religion, social customs and culture)
  • Agricultural economy (major crops, trends in agri-business, international trade, policies)

  • Plant cropping systems (fruit, vegetables,ornamentals)

  • Post-harvest and food processing

  • Animal production systems (swine, poultry, beef, dairy, fisheries), feed and animal health

  • Issues in environmental quality and natural resource management

  • Jamaican tourist industry


Students will be housed for most of the program in university residence halls at the University of the West Indies in double rooms.  There is a brief hotel stay at the end of the program.


Faculty Contact

Dr. Michael Smith
Animal Science
149 Brehm Animal Science Building
(865) 974-7254




This program is currently not accepting applications.

Contribute to a big idea. Give to International Education.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Big Orange. Big Ideas.

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System