Trinity in Trinidad: Study Abroad in the Caribbean

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Students engage in in-depth study of the literature, sociology, history, anthropology, art, music, and economics of Trinidad and Tobago communities. The program is based in St. Augustine in Trinidad, but includes an excursion to the Tobago Isl... read more

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Students engage in in-depth study of the literature, sociology, history, anthropology, art, music, and
economics of Trinidad and Tobago communities. The program is based in St. Augustine in Trinidad, but
includes an excursion to the Tobago Islands. Students enroll in the program’s core courses in Caribbean
Studies and Festival Arts, as well as up to three electives. Students can choose from courses at the
University of the West Indies or from other Trinity-taught program courses. The program offers the
following study tracts: Caribbean civilization; theater and performance; community arts and media;
music; Hinduism; gender and Islamic Studies; and ecology and the environment. An internship component
allows students to delve deeper into the local community. The program is tailor-made to each student’s
interest and students receive a great deal of individual attention, as well as opportunities to engage in the
local community. Motivated students can choose to do one or more independent studies with a local
cultural or political leader. Field trips and activities are included, and students take an active role in the
many festivals (including the famous Carnival in the spring and Ramleela in fall) that are an inherent part
of life and culture in Trinidad and Tobago.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
Unknown
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • History
  • Marine Sciences
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Maritime Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1998
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