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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language(s) of Instruction: English Min GPA: 2.8
Housing Options: Residential Houses Academic Area: Culture, History, Liberal Arts
Program Description:

Nestled at the end of the southern Caribbean’s glittering chain, are the two lush tropical islands (one nation) of Trinidad and Tobago. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, festivals, and traditions of this complex Caribbean society. The people and customs of Trinidad and Tobago emerge from a rich tapestry of race, religion, class, and culture; from various blends of the indigenous Amerindians, of Africans, East Indians, Spanish, French, British, Chinese, Syrian, among others.

Vibrant and colorful, Trinidad and Tobago’s celebratory culture will reveal the strong humanity that seeks to bind its different peoples to a shared future where – as their anthem declares – “every creed and race find an equal place.”

Program Highlights

  • Spring Semester program

  • English-speaking Caribbean nation

  • Multiple Study Tours

  • Flexible university coursework

  • On-site support

What Will I Take?

Focus: Anthropology, Art, Community Development, Dance, Global Studies, Environment, Music, Religion, Social Work, Women & Gender Studies.

Electives are available in:

  • History,
  • Business,
  • Economics,
  • Psychology,
  • Religion,
  • The Environment,
  • Biology,
  • Engineering,
  • Sociology,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Music,
  • Literature,
  • Math,
  • Political Science,
  • Art and more.

Classes are taught by PLU faculty, local experts and at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine (UWI). As Trinidad & Tobago is an English-speaking nation, all courses are taught in English. To provide an introduction to the culture and society, all students are required to take a set of three core classes . Students then choose from a variety of elective courses to complete the program.

***This program occurs in a country that is rated as a Level 3 (reconsider travel) or Level 4 (do not travel) Department of State Travel Advisory and/or has been designated as a country with greater than normal risks by regional experts (On Call International, experts in the Lafayette College community, etc.). This program is therefore subject to Lafayette College’s Travel Risk Assessment Petition Process.***

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.