Program Details

- Students have the opportunity to work closely with local cultural and political leaders, as well as scientists, engineers and filmmakers through internships, independent studies and community service. - All students on the Trinity in Trinidad program en
Location:
Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Founded in 1998, Trinity in Trinidad is Trinity College's study away program for exploring Caribbean Civilization. Students enroll in a combination of a Trinity-taught courses and enrolling directly at the prestigious University of the West Indies, studying alongside their West Indian peers. All students on the Trinity in Trinidad program enroll in the core course, “Caribbean Civilization.” This course introduces students to Caribbean Civilization by means of immersion in Trinidad and Tobago’s society, culture, economy and politics and by means of a study segment of 10 days in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. The program is an excellent opportunity for students in all majors, including engineering, the sciences, human rights, history, film, sociology, and politics.

- Students have the opportunity to work closely with local cultural and political leaders, as well as scientists, engineers and filmmakers through internships, independent studies and community service. - All students on the Trinity in Trinidad program enroll in the core course, “Caribbean Civilization.” This course introduces students to Caribbean Civilization by means of immersion in Trinidad and Tobago’s society, culture, economy and politics and by means of a study segment of 10 days in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. - Students participate in Trinidad's famous festivals, including Ramleela in the fall and Carnival in the spring. - Internship and Independent study options available.

Setting Description:
Trinidad’s location provides students ample opportunities to travel in other societies of the Caribbean. While only five miles off the northern coast of South America, Trinidad shares in Caribbean Civilization’s extension into the coasts of Central America and the Gulf of Mexico, and in the island countries of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic., and Puerto Rico. Trinidad and Tobago are among the most prosperous islands in the entire region. They boast rich natural resources and a large variety of wildlife and habitats, and cultures and religions enriched with peoples from Europe, Africa and India. Equally engaging are the dynamic towns and cities, where crowded markets, thriving multinational industries, and historic townhouses sit side by side with temples, mosques, shrines, and cathedrals. Each semester includes a 10 day travel and study experience on the northern coast of Costa Rica in Central America, where students and faculty also immerse themselves in Caribbean Civiliza
Cost:
Please see the "Dates + Fees" page on the Trinity in Trinidad website for updated information.

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