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Seton Hall Music Education Students Teach Internationally
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Students Teach drumming at Hopewell Primary SchoolTwo Secondary Education majors with a concentration in music, teach internationally through the Jamaica Field Service Project. Members of Seton Hall’s Educational Opportunity Program and soon to be class of 2014 Graduates, Sem Etienne and Steven Hodge participate in an ongoing service learning program accredited by the State University of New York, which is open to university students from participating universities from across the US and Canada.

The two students attended the May 23 to June 2 course offering of the JAFSP in the southern parish of St. Elizabeth. Students lived and worked in the chain of fishing villages known as “Treasure Beach”. JAFSP brings school supplies, tutors, musical instruments and instruction to the schools of Jamaica five times yearly, with the support of the Rotary, Peace Corp, and the Claudia Williams HIV Education Center of Jamaica. Trips also include music-therapy and community health students who do volunteer work in the area care centers, all under the supervision of accredited supervisors and professors.

While in Jamaica, students explore the country; the rain-forests, beaches, waterfalls, and other national landmarks. Program participants also experience the traditional music of the Jamaica, with a strong emphasis on the Afro-Caribbean drumming, dancing and singing that is such a large part of life in the West Indies.


For more information please contact:
Sem Etienne
(973) 873-3503


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