Program Information
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Winter 2025: Barbados EDUC micro
January 04, 2025 - January 25, 2025 (dates are tentative)
Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, September 19 2024.
Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/27/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/my/dbieler
03/04/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMhttps://udel.zoom.us/my/dbieler
03/06/2024 1:45 PM - 2:45 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/my/dbieler
03/11/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/my/dbieler
Program Notes
All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country which are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and world events as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students.
Program Description
Study diversity in secondary education in Barbados, a beautiful Caribbean island known both for being one of the most literate countries in the Caribbean and for recently transitioning from a British Commonwealth nation to an independent Republic. Here, you will engage in an exciting service learning partnership with local teachers, observe culturally relevant educational teaching methods, and learn to put them into practice as you work with students.

You’ll study the current educational landscape and experience the history, food, art, and music that animate Bajan culture, from the bustling capital of Bridgetown to the impossibly beautiful beaches. This program will feature several excursions that include meals, most likely including a snorkeling trip, visits with local artists, and the Oistins Fish Fry with its festival atmosphere.

Students will be housed in a complex on Barbados’ gorgeous west coast in air-conditioned, double-occupancy one-bedroom apartments with a kitchenette, living and dining rooms, and a safe. Students may self-cater or take advantage of the on-site restaurant. Wifi is available in public areas of the property. The complex is a short walking distance to the public bus and has easy access to the grocery store, shopping, restaurants, and the Caribbean sea.

If you are a Secondary Education major, an Educational Studies or a Race, Culture and Equity in Education minor, someone looking to fulfill a Multicultural or Discovery Learning requirement, or are just interested in education and inclusion, this Winter Session in Barbados is for you!

All students will register for EDUC419 (Diversity in Secondary Education), which includes a secondary school field placement.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals, and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in a 3-star, self-catering apartment and are responsible for meals not included as part of program-sponsored excursions.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to or from the Barbados, nor airport transfers within the continental U.S. Students are responsible for their meals not specifically provided in the itinerary. The program officially begins when students arrive in the Bridgetown. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. This program involves moderate physical activity with outdoor hiking and kayaking excursions. 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
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
EDUC 419: Diversity in Secondary Education (3 credits)
Examines aspects of diversity (e.g., gender, class, language) in secondary schools and classrooms. Reviews the foundations of multicultural education and considers implications for curriculum, instruction and classroom management. Field experience included.

Students in any course with a field experience in which they are working with or observing children under the age of 18 (e.g., schools, community centers) must have a valid TB test, DE State and Federal criminal background clearance and child protection registry clearance. Criminal background clearance must be on file at the Office of Clinical Studies by the first day of the semester. If the criminal background clearance is not on file by the first day of the semester, students will be required to drop the course. TB test must be on file at Student Health Services prior to the first scheduled placement. Child protection registry clearance must be on file with the Office of Clinical Studies (OCS) prior to the first scheduled placement. See the web page at https://www.ocs.udel.edu for details on obtaining your clearances when registering for this course.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Multicultural
UNIV 370: Study Abroad - Barbados EDUC micro (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
Requirements
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 Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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.
Costs
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 $1,200.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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-October.
  • 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.
  • CGPS 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$1,755.00$4,710.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedOctober 02, 2024
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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.
Contacts
Deborah Bieler
Faculty Director
Education
309 Memorial Hall
deb@udel.edu

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