Alternative Break - Jamaica 2013

Hello all!

It's been quite a while since I've posted a blog - my sincerest apologies! My summer has been anything but busy! However, I did happen to go on the trip of a lifetime the week after school finished. Through the IU Student Life and Learning Office, a group of us went on a week-long service trip to Jamica. We spent time in both Treasure Beach and Negril, Jamaica. We spent our time in the heat working on schools that needed our help. We were also able to spend a lot of time with the children - who are just adorable, by the way! So, I present my photoblog from my week in Jamaica! 

^ One of the classrooms in a school we visited while in Treasure Beach. All students wear uniforms.

^This photo was taken on our way to Treasure Beach. Imagine if this was just outside your front door. 

^These boys were so full of energy. Great smiles, too!

^This was the first school we worked on in Treasure Beach. Lots and lots of paint!

^Jamaica is beautiful.

^We helped construct a new section for this school in Negril. 

^The kids were so great. So full of smiles.

^This was taken just after the sun set in Negril, Jamaica. Truly breathtaking if you ask me. 

And now, for a video! On our day off, we went to YS Falls, which was spectacular! We ziplined over the falls and got the greatest view. Enjoy!

So, there you have it! Don't overlook these opportunities! IU provides so many incredible opportunities to travel and see life through a different lens. My week in Jamaica was truly amazing. 

Until next time, 


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Gillian WilsonStudent Blogger

Hello all!

My name is Gillian Wilson and I plan to graduate in May 2015! I'm double majoring in International Studies, with concentrations in Western Europe and International Communication and Journalism, with a specialization in Global Journalism. 

I'm currently secretary of IU's Online News Association and was a Welcome Week assistant for both my sophomore and junior years. I also served on Teter Quad's Board of Programmers as a freshman. I'm very focused on my studies, but I enjoy venturing out to 4th Street restaurants and shopping on Kirkwood! 

Join me as I share my university exprience with you! I'll be studying abroad in Canterbury, England, during the spring semester, so make sure you come back to read about my adventures abroad!