Program Details

Spend six weeks on the stunning French island of Martinique and follow two courses in a variety of subjects. Stay with a host family and indulge in range of cultural activities and excursions.
Fort-De-France, Martinique
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:

Ace immersion in radiant Martinique! For six weeks, the island of flowers, Martinique, provides a unique backdrop for engaging with issues surrounding the slave trade, colonization, race, exceptional biological diversity and environmental fragility. This rich literary and cultural powerhouse has inspired intellectual movements across the US, Europe and Western Africa for centuries. Join resident experts in their fields as they guide the exploration of these topics in and out of the classroom.

Students take two courses from the following. All courses are four credit hours and taught in French.

  • Biodiversity and Medicinal Plants of the Caribbean
  • (En)Gender the Caribbean: Francophone Women Writers
  • Immigration, Slavery and Cultural Blending of the French Antilles in the Modern Era
  • Introduction to the Native Antillean Population: An Anthropological, Archaeological, and Historical Approach
  • Understanding the Environmental Context of French Departments in the Americas: The Example of Martinique

Additionally, all students receive individual placement with a welcoming host family, daily breakfast and dinners included. A host of cultural events and activities are thoughtfully planned such as a guided visit of Fort-de-France, cooking class, concerts, dance, as well as day trips to the northern and southern halves of the island, and a weekend excursion to the French island of Guadeloupe.

Setting Description:
In the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, Martinique is an overseas territorial region of France, and a part of the Lesser Antilles or, Windward Islands. About the same size as New York City, stunning beaches face the Caribbean Sea to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east while the interior is mountainous with volcanoes in the north.
Program fees include tuition for two courses, academic and language support, culture package, and homestay housing. For up-to-date program fees, visit our website.

Additional Program Information

3.0 GPA, Sophomore standing and above, 3-4 or more semesters of college-level French or equivalent.
Scholarships Description:
Two scholarships are available: Social Media Leadership and Visual Media. For applications, award amounts, and deadlines, visit the APA website.

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