Summer Program to Trinidad and Tobago
Dates: May 14 - June 3, 2010
Price: Approximately $2000 + GSU Tuition & Fees
Application Deadline: EXTENDED to February 15, 2010
Georgia State University’s summer program – The Caribbean Atlantic World: History and Culture
in Trinidad and Tobago – offers a unique and exciting three-week study abroad experience at the crossroads of South America and the Caribbean. Using Trinidad and Tobago as a case study for the major historical and cultural processes that transformed the Americas, students will explore how the global legacies of colonialism, slavery and indentured labor have influenced the island’s contemporary culture, politics and society. Issues related to immigration, social relations, national identity and eco-tourism are also featured components. The program will be hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI), and students will live on the St. Augustine campus during their stay. The itinerary includes guest lectures from UWI and GSU faculty, assigned readings, class discussions and a variety of field trips. Planned excursions include visiting Port of Spain, home to a variety of Colonial and modern architecture, museums and the National Archive and Library; a weekend on the island of Tobago, located off Trinidad’s northeastern coast; a trip to San Fernando and the Oilfield Workers Trade Union library; and a tour of the Asa Wright Nature Center rainforest where a vast array of tropical fauna and flora have made it a cornerstone of eco-tourism. The program will also immerse students in Trinidad and Tobago’s rich musical traditions and food ways.