|Trinity Core Course: Caribbean Civilization (mandatory for all students)
|1-2 courses at the University of the West Indies
|Independent study (optional)
||.50 or 1.0 credit|
|Other Trinity Courses: "Work and Play: The Trinidad Experience" (Optional in fall) OR "Festival as Cultural Performance" (mandatory in spring semester)
||1.0 credit each|
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.” The core course is a survey of cultural, economic, political, and social issues related to the Caribbean, with a focus on Trinidad and Tobago, designed to introduce students
to the literature, history, and social issues of the region through a wide array of guest lecturers and excursions. There is an additional Trinity course “Work and Play: The Trinidad Experience" that is optional in the fall semester and "Festival as Cultural Performance" which is required in the spring.
Students do an internship for credit with an NGO, Institution, or business. Sample placements include positions in journalism, law, theater, public policy, the sciences, engineering, music, dance, television, human rights, education, religion, and psychology.
It is also possible to do an independent study with a local filmmaker, photographer, musician, artist, scientist, or scholar. Students select their remaining classes at the University of the West Indies (UWI), studying alongside
their West Indian peers.
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 that are based in Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad. The St Augustine Campus, in Trinidad, was established in 1960 and has schools of Agriculture & Natural Sciences; Engineering; 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.http://sta.uwi.edu
The program is open to students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
- Fall semester: mid-August through late December
- Spring semester: early January through mid-May
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in residence halls on the University of the West Indies campus. All rooms are shared with another student on the program and the residence halls have common rooms and fully equipped kitchens. Students receive a meal allowance to help cover the costs of their food.
Students participating in the Trinity-in-Trinidad program are billed for the Trinity comprehensive fee which covers tuition, room, board, excursions, activities, health insurance and miscellaneous fees. Students who receive financial aid from Trinity College will have that aid transferred to the program site each semester. Application for the transfer of financial aid must be made early and in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid
All Trinity students who wish to study away are required to submit a Request for Approval to Study Away by the first week of December of the academic year prior to study.
The Trinity in Trindad program application is available online at the Application section of this website.