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*WKU Faculty Led: Explore Trinidad: African American Experience Abroad
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Program Cost: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2015 11/01/2014 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits:
3
Field of Study:
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, HONORS
Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
Faculty Leader:
Ardrey, Saundra, Foster, Lloren, Rosa, Andrew
Program Description:
Students will not only visit typical sites such as museums, monuments, government institutions, and research centers, but will also experience Trinidadian culture through daily interaction with locals and through their participation in cultural activities organized around Carnival, mask making, aTrinidad Paradend the playing of the steel pan. Most importantly, this experience is a chance for students to appreciate a different culture in a way that is in keeping with the university’s mission to promote multiculturalism and global awareness as one of its primary academic functions.

Courses
  • AFAM 190
  • AFAM 490
Accommodations
Students will stay in hotels or dorms

Eligibility
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.
Trinidad Scenery
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