The following are the questions most frequently asked by accepted students and their parents.
When are spring/fall break and long weekends so that I can plan travel or to have visitors?
Each semester does have a break but they vary each year, depending on the university schedule. Visitors are always welcome and if possible, may participate in any group activities. Students will be given a schedule for the semester prior to the start of the semester. Before making any plans to travel or host visitors, students should consult with the Trinity in Trinidad stff to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts.
I'm arriving early, or my family is planning to visit, are there recommended hotels near campus?
The program dates take into account that students will need some time to acclimate before the semester. But if students do wish to arrive sooner, before the start of the program, they are responsible for their transportation from the airport and all accomodations until the start of the semester.
There are many options for accomodations and students can contact the Trinidad staff for suggestions.
Do I need to bring pillows/blankets/linens/towels?
These are all provided, but often students prefer to bring their own anyway. There is a mall that is easily accesible and other shops where students can buy whatever they need and didn't bring.
Do I need special health insurance?
Trinity provides, as part of the comprehensive fee for the program, excellent international medical insurance. Students should maintain whatever insurance they have in the U.S. so that there are no gaps in coverage, but they do not need to acquire additional insurance on their own.
Do I need any additional immunizations?
There are some additional immunizations recommended for Trinidad and Tobago, especially if students will be spending time in the rainforests. Please consult the website for the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov.
I am vegetarian/vegan or have other dietary restrictions. Will this be a problem?
Trinidadian food offers a wide variety of cuisine from other parts of the world, including India, Asia and Europe. There is a wide availability of vegetarian food in restaurants and because students prepare their own meals, dietary restriction are very managable.