The Lessons of Jamaica


Every January for the last twenty years, Professor Judy Grimes has been leading groups of Elmhurst students on two-week trips to Jamaica. But this is no midwinter vacation. Grimes and her students work in the impoverished schools around Montego Bay, teaching music to Jamaican children and donating instruments and school supplies that have helped launch and sustain band programs there. The trip is part of Grimes’ popular January Term class, “Educational Experiences in Jamaica.” In this edition of the Quick Studies podcast series, Grimes talks about how the annual trips change lives in Montego Bay and in Elmhurst.


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