Study Abroad in Barbados
Immerse yourself in the education and culture of Barbados with St. Louis Community College’s study abroad program. The course will examine and explore the concept of comparative and international education with special emphasis on the West Indies in general, but Barbados in particular.
In partnership with Maritz
Program dates: Dec. 31 - Jan. 7, 2020
We will discuss education in West Indies and Barbados and make comparisons to the American educational system. A nation’s educational system is mirrored in its people, culture, history and society. This eleven-day program includes visits to museums, colleges tour, elementary and high school, wildlife reserve and scenic drives around the Island. Enjoy time on the beach, explore historic Bridgetown the capital city of Barbados and what was once the island’s main hub for trade and commerce in the 17th century. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites that highlights numerous military and heritage sites, view British colonial architecture of a well-protected quaint town and also visit a preserved plantation.
Who should apply?
- STLCC students and community members who are interested in the culture, education, social system and history of Barbados.
- Students from other colleges and independent travelers who appreciate learning in a community of others are welcome to apply as well.
- The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.
- All students must be 18+ years of age to participate.
Academic Program Requirements
- Continuing Education Course: Barbados (0 credit hours).
- You will be enrolled in a non-credit Continuing Education course.
- Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at STLCC Forest Park. (approximately one month before departure)
The estimated program fee is $2999* per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 15 participants.
* This final price may change due to number of participants, changes in taxes, fees and exchange rate imposed by outside vendors.
Tours and Activities
Enjoy a New Year's Eve group dinner at the hotel restaurant. Bridgetown and its main sites, Nidhe Israel Synagogue & Museum, George Washington House, Parliament Buildings, Lord Admiral Nelson Statue, Gardens and Abbey tour: St. Nicholas Abbey; Scenic drive along East Coast; Cherry Tree Hill; Morgan Lewis Windmill; Barclays Park; Flower Forest, Barbados Community College, University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Caves and Critters Highlights tour: Harrison's Caves; Wildlife Reserve; Scenic drive along East Coast, and more…
The program cost includes:
- Airfare to/from Barbados and airport transfers.
- Lodging in 3 star hotel. (Hotel South Gap or similar)
- Daily breakfast, three group lunches, and two group dinners.
- Transportation within Barbados in a private coach for the included tours.
- English speaking tour guides
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Gratuities for tour guides and included meals.
- Limited emergency health and travel insurance.
The program does NOT include:
- STLCC Continuing Education Tuition ($35)
- Gratuities other than specified above
- Lunches and dinners (not included) and snacks
- Independent touring
- Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)
- Miscellaneous expenses
The space is limited to 15 participants. Apply today!
You can follow this payment schedule or pay quicker with larger payments:
- Immediate deposit to secure your spot . . . $500
- By Jul. 1, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500
- By Aug. 1, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500
- By Sep. 1, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1000
- By Oct. 1, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499
- Full refund: Cancel before Sept. 25, 2019.
- Penalties and fees will apply for canceling after Sept. 25, 2019.
- No refunds for cancellation on or after Oct. 25, 2019.
- STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover trip interruption and cancellation.
- Space is limited to 15 participants. Apply today!
Franklyn Taylor, Campus Vice President of Student Affairs at STLCC Forest Park, has over twenty years of experience in Higher Education Administration and has been an Adjunct faculty throughout this period. His teaching emphasis focuses on Higher Education and Leadership, Foundations of Education, Student Affairs and Comparative Education. He has been with the college since 2014.
For More Information Contact Us
Campus Vice President of Student Affairs
St. Louis Community College – Forest Park
5600 Oakland Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
International Programs Coordinator
St. Louis Community College
5600 Oakland Ave, F-113
St. Louis, MO 63110
St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the administration and/or Board of Trustees of the College for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The College further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the College and the College assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The College is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.
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