Academics

The Program

 
​Course                                                                                                                               Credits
Trinity Core Course: Caribbean Civilization
(Offered fall and spring - required for all students)................................................. 1.0 credit
Internship................................................................................................................1.0 credit
Trinity Course: Work & Play:The Trinidad Experience
(Offered fall only - optional).......................................................................................1.0 credit
Trinity Course: Festival as Cultural Performance
(Offered spring only - required).................................................................................1.0 credit

 1-2 courses at the University of the West Indies.........................................  1.0 credit each but can vary
Independent study (optional)..................................................................................... .50 or 1.0 credit
 
The Trinity-in-Trinidad program is an excellent opportunity for students in all majors, including engineering, the
sciences, human rights, history, film, sociology, and politics. All students on the Trinity in Trinidad program
enroll in the core course, “Caribbean Civilization.” This course introduces students to Caribbean Civilization by means of immersion in Trinidad and Tobago’s society, culture, economy and politics and by means of a study segment of 10 days in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. This introduction to Caribbean Civilization and its Trinidadian variant is presented in the broad context of what contemporary scholars call the African and Asian Diasporas in the Americas, including the broadly defined region of the Caribbean.

Each semester includes a 10 day travel and study experience on the northern coast of Costa Rica in Central America, where students and faculty also immerse themselves in Caribbean Civilization.

In the fall semester, there is an additional Trinity course  “Work and Play: The Trinidad Experience" that is an elective for interested students.

In the spring semester, "Festival Arts as Cultural Performance" is a required Trinity course for all students.
Students do an internship for credit with an NGO, institution, or business. Please see the internship page for further information.

To compliment the Trinity taught courses, students select their remaining classes at the University of the West Indies (UWI), studying alongside their West Indian peers.
 

The University

 
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 has schools of Agriculture & Natural Sciences; Engineer¬ing; Humanities & Education; Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The modern, attractive campus has excellent facilities, clubs, and student organizations. UWI offers a broad array of courses in English appropriate for students from all majors.