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  • Locations: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Cost:: Summer
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/14/2019 05/25/2019

** 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:
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Number of Credits: 3 Credit Type: WKU Credit
Field of Study: AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, HISTORY, HONORS Minimum GPA: Good Academic Standing with WKU
Program Catagory: WKU Faculty Led Faculty/Program Leader(s): Rosa, Andrew
Colonnade Credit: Yes Class Eligibility: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Program Description:
 
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EXPLORE TRINIDAD: AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ABROAD

Experience Trinidadian culture through daily interaction with locals and through participation in cultural activities.

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, and 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.



PROGRAM LEADERS

Dr. Andrew Rosa - andrew.rosa@wku.eduTrinidad Parade
Theresa Yip Hoi, Assistant Leader

COURSES
AFAM 190 (3 hours): African American Experience
AFAM 490 (3 hours): African American Seminar
HIST 479 (3 hours): Topics in World History
HON 300 (3 hours)


*Fulfills Colonnade - Explorations: Social & Behavioral

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Develop, among its participants, a general awareness of the main process of cultural development in Caribbean societies by highlighting the factors, problematic, and creative output that has fed the emergence of Caribbean identities;
  • Develop a perception of the Caribbean as wider than island nations or linguistic blocs; and
  • Stimulate students’ interest in Caribbean civilization in comparison to the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans.

ELIGIBILITY
Program leaders may determine stricter eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants earning credit in a prog
 
ram would meet these requirements:
  • Current WKU student eligible to enroll in WKU courses OR students from outside WKU may participate as non-degree seeking student,
  • Good academic standing as defined in the Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog,
  • A minimum of 18 years of age at time of departure: Must be registered in a WKU course for credit, Must be a part of an established WKU program, and No guarantee of acceptance due to different program design and location.
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by the WKU Office of Student Conduct
    • Students who become ineligible to attend the program after applying due to disciplinary sanctions will be subject to standard program cost penalty rates. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Study Away when they become aware of this ineligibility. For eligibility questions pertaining to disciplinary sanctions, students should contact the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
  • Students must complete Study Abroad & Global Learning application process prior to being registered in this course. All students studying abroad are required to pay $150 SAGL application fee,
  • Students must select program on TopNet and pay $250 deposit to finalize admittance process,
  • Student must possess passport book valid for a least six (6) months after return date. 
  • Students must complete pre-departure orientations,
  • Full payment prior to departure, and
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
 
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