Baylor in Barbados
BAYLOR in Barbados is the newest summer study abroad program at Baylor and the only based on an English speaking Caribbean island nation. Dr. Curt Nichols, of the Political Science Department is Program Director (and main instructor). Applications for acceptance into the Summer I, 2022 program (approx. June 6th - July 8th) are now being taken.
Baylor in Barbados is a 5-week residential program housed at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The program features planned weekend trips to Codrington College (the oldest Anglican Seminary school in the Western Hemisphere) and the Bellairs Research Institute (affiliated with McGill University of Montreal, Canada). The Cave Hill Campus lies just north of the capital, Bridgetown, in Saint Michael parish, and is within walking distance of Batts Rock Beach.
The curriculum of the Baylor in Barbados program combines rigorous classroom study with hands-on learning opportunities in the community. Courses offered include: PSC 4v94 "Politics and Government of the Caribbean" (3.0 hrs) and PSC 3314 "Politics and Problems of Developing Countries" (3.0 hrs). There will also be an opportunity for students to additionally take PSC 4390 "Reading Course in Political Science" (3.0 hrs), and tailor design a Caribbean themed follow-on class with Dr. Nichols.
The program includes ample opportunity for cultural immersion and travel -- including weekly day trips. Excursions may include: a safari adventure, a visit to the Barbados parliament, an evening at the Oistins Fish Fry festival (food vendors and outdoor dancing), a visit to the United States Embassy, a tour of colonial Bridgetown – including a meal at the George Washington House [if we are lucky] – and a “sandy places expedition” to sample a few of the islands many incredible beaches. Baylor in Barbados allows time for personal travel and the island serves as a great rallying point -- after the course is over -- for family and friends to gather and continue one’s summertime Caribbean exploration.
Students are required to pay for 6.0 credit hours of instruction (discounted at 25% off the regular price); their own roundtrip airfare; and a reasonable program fee, cost TBD: (which includes housing, many meals and excursions, all classroom fees and airport transfers). Money for other entertainment, items, meals, and discretionary spending should also be budgeted.For more information contact:
Dr. Curt Nichols
Program Manager and Instructor