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Winter 2018: Barbados GEOG/ENSC/ENVR
January 03, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/22/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
02/27/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
03/13/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
04/05/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/15/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
11/05/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
12/09/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
Program Notes
Program Description

Barbados is among the most developed Caribbean islands, noted for its friendly people and attractive landscapes. Yet, as a small island nation it must contend with challenges to its economy from fluctuating global markets and the effects of climate change and sea-level rise on its beaches. How Barbados responds to pressures on its physical and human environment and strives for policies of sustainability is the focus of this program.

Students register for two courses: GEOG 236 Conservation: Global Issues: Focus on the Caribbean and GEOG 422 Resources, Development and the Environment: Focus on Barbados. Also included will be presentations from local officials, field trips to island plantations and farms, local markets, wildlife preserves, sub-surface caverns and coastal management programs from on-shore and off-shore perspectives. Cultural excursions include visits to cricket and polo matches as well as examples of island music and dance. Housing and classes will be at a resort near Holetown on the west coast of the island, a few blocks from the beach.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, and international medical insurance. Students will live in two-room apartments. A limited number of meals will be included in the program cost as part of some excursions.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Barbados, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Bridgetown. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
GEOG 236: Conservation: Global Issues: Focus on the Caribbean (3 credits)
Introduces the global nature of resources management and discusses the relationships between population growth, the market economy, agricultural production and mineral and energy exploitation, worldwide.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Global Studies Minor
GEOG 422: Resources, Development and the Environment: Focus on Barbados (3 credits)
Focuses on food, resources, energy and population issues in relationship to economic development and the global environment. The main objective is to engage students in discussion and debate on sustainable development policies.
UNIV 370-023: Study Abroad - Barbados GEOG/ENSC/ENVR (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $700.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$3,600.00$3,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,858.00$9,606.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$700.00$700.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Peter Rees
Faculty Director
230 Pearson Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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