Academics

At-a-Glance

  • Trinity in Trinidad is a "hybrid program," meaning that students enroll in both courses taught on-site by Trinity College faculty and direct enroll courses at the University of the West Indies (UWI), where they study alongside local students.
  • All students enroll in the Trinity in Trinidad core course, "The Caribbean Experience." This course introduces students to Caribbean Civilization through a variety of academic excursions around both Trinidad and Tobago. Students complement their study of Caribbean society, culture, economy and politics with a 10-day academic excursion to Costa Rica.
  • In addition to the core course, program participants take part in Trinidad's celebrated festival culture through Trinity in Trinidad-taught electives. Students will participate in Carnival during the Spring, and in Ramleela during the Fall.
  • All students enroll in an academic internship worth 1.0 Trinity credit (4 semester hours). Sample placements include positions in journalism, law, theater, public policy, the sciences, engineering, music, dance, television, human rights, education, and religion. 
  • Students enroll directly in 1-2 courses at the University of the West Indies alongside local students. Trinity in Trinidad students may choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English in Engineering, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Humanities, Education, Science & Teachnology, Law and Food & Agriculture.
  • Interested students may also pursue an independent study worth 0.5 Trinity credits (2 semester hours).


Courses

Trinity in Trinidad students enroll in the following courses. Please refer to the "Course Descriptions" page on the upper left hand corner for more detailed course information:

​Trinity in Trinidad Core Course: "Caribbean Civilization"

(Required for all students)................................................................................................................1 Trinity credit (4 semester hours)

Trinity in Trinidad Elective: "Festival as Cultural Performance"

(Offered Spring only; required for all students)........................................................................1 Trinity credit (4 semester hours)


Trinity in Trinidad Elective: Work & Play: The Trinidad Experience

(Offered Fall only; optional).............................................................................................................1 Trinity credit (4 semester hours)


Internship

(Required for all students)................................................................................................................1 Trinity credit (4 semester hours)

1-2 University of the West Indies Courses
(Required for all students).....................................................................................................1 -2 Trinity credits (4-8 semester hours)

Independent Study
(Optional)............................................................................................................................​................0.5 Trinity credit (2 semester hours)

  


The University of the West Indies


The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a top university, supported by and serving 15 different countries in the West Indies. It has three main campuses based in the English-speaking Caribbean: Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. The St. Augustine Campus, in Trinidad, was established in 1960 and boasts a modern, attractive campus with  excellent facilities, clubs, and student organizations. The St. Augustine Campus currently enrolls approximately 18,000 full and part-time students, and is situated 15 kilometres east of Port of Spain (the nation’s capital). The St. Augustine Campus hosts a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. The campus is distinguished by a mix of early 20th century and modern architecture, as well as rich landscape of indigenous and introduced trees and shrubs.

UWI offers a broad array of courses in English appropriate for students from all majors.
The 7 Faculties that make up the St. Augustine Campus and their academic departments are responsible for the delivery of the university’s degree, certificate and diploma offerings. Students should review the UWI website and consult the following UWI Faculty handbooks for course information:

The Faculties:

Engineering
Humanities & Education
Medical Sciences
Science & Technology
Food & Agriculture
Social Sciences
Faculty of Law

Intra-University Faculties and Centres

Institute for Gender and Development Studies