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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 424 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Jamaica.


Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/break:

  • National Heritage Week: October
  • Christmas Break: December
  • Holy Week: March

Major exam period: Late May – mid-June 


Structure of the University System


  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years
  • The language of instruction in universities: English