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  • Locations: Buccoo, Trinidad and Tobago; Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Winter Break in Trinidad & Tobago:
Commerce, Culture, Cuisine and Citizenship

 

ICA Trinidad Street View

Program Overview

This program is focused on the business and culture of various islands, nations and sovereignties in the Caribbean.  Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) will be an immersion into the commerce and cultural environments of an independent, small sovereign nation, with a long, rich heritage of influences, and whose main industries include cocoa, sugar, citrus fruits, and coffee, as well as tourism and Carnival. Calypso, as T&T’s unique musical genre has influenced culture and music as well.  Students will learn about the history of the country, understand its economic and political environments, visit important sites (including its main businesses, landscape, buildings, etc.), and experience its cuisine and music as well centered in Carnival.  Time will be spent on guided tours of various aspects of the country’s economy and culture, including lectures at University of the West Indies, and engaging in lessons and conversations with the instructor(s) and peers surrounding the topics presented.  It will also include service learning activity.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will have/be able to:

  1. Explored its main industries through visits and from discussions with lecturers, peers and local employees
  2. Understand its commerce and economic position, including its currency, trade, GDP and populous as well as the country’s current positioning in international trade
  3. Explain the history of T&T, its ties to various other countries and its governance
  4. Experienced the music of calypso and steelpan, and the business and culture of Carnival
  5. Appreciate the vast beauty of the country and its place in the Caribbean, and sample its food, drink and general culture
  6. Connected with the youth in a service project to support the educational system of the economy

Academics

Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for HRM T380 The Caribbean – Consulting, Culture, Cuisine and Citizenship for 3 credits as a part of their winter term course load. Students must leave space for this 3 credits in their winter term credit load or will have to pay for exceeding the 20 credit maximum. The 3 credit for this program are not optional. A syllabus for the course will be provided.

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. All majors and all levels of students are welcome to apply.

Instructor: Dana D'Angelo (danad@drexel.edu), Clinical Professor in LeBow College of Business.


Program Calendar

Arrival Date: December 13, 2019
Departure Date: December 21, 2019
*Students are fully responsible for all arrangements if they extend travel independently before or after program dates.

Pre and Post-trip Class Requirements

  • Attend two sessions pre-departure (a general orientation and a client project introduction)
  • Review online content for preparation (readings, music and videos)
  • Complete a few short online assignments and posts
  • Attend 2 sessions post-program
  • Complete a post-program reflection

Itinerary Highlights

--Daily discussions with instructors, peers and activity representatives
--Local service learning project
--Discussion with small business owners/clients regarding team consulting-based project ideas
--Visit and dialogue with experts from industry, government, and the University of the West Indies
--Tour of T&T’s cultural highlights
--Visits to major sites relating to carnival and calypso
--Tour bird sanctuary and sites of nature
 

Program Fee - $1,695

Due September 30, 2019 - $500 Advance Payment +$25 application fee
Due November 1, 2019 - $1,195 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

  • 8 nights accommodations (bed and breakfast guest house)
  • All breakfasts and 7 group lunches/dinners
  • On-site transport, including airport transfers
  • Regional flight from Trinidad to Tobago
  • All program activities, entrance fees, guided tours, speakers, tips, etc.
  • On Call Emergency Assistance insurance

Not Included in Program Fee (estimated):

  • Round trip airfare to T&T $900
  • Remaining lunches/dinners $150
  • Passport $140
  • Spending Money $100
  • Airport transfer to JFK or PHL
  • Non-US citizens may be required to apply for a visa 

More Information

  • US Citizens are not required to obtain a visa for Trinidad and Tobago. Other nationalities should confirm on the embassy website.
  • A suggested flight itinerary from JFK airport will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare.
  • Grading Scale: A+ >99, A 94-99, A- 90-93, B+ 87-89, B 84-86, B- 80-83, C+ 77-79, C 74-76, C- 70-73, D+ 66-69, D 60-65, F <60
     


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 09/30/2019 10/14/2019 12/13/2019 12/21/2019