Global Intensive Experiences

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2020 Global Intensive Experiences

In Spring 2020, Barrett will offer four short GIE travel programs. GIE trips typically last 7-10 days and have program fees under $3000. A limited amount of need-based scholarships are available to students participating in a Barrett summer travel programs. Apply for the scholarship online.

  • All of Barrett's programs are led by experienced Honors Faculty Fellows and uphold Barrett Community Standards on the trip.
  • You can expect a high-quality academic experience on our trips.
  • Going on a group trip will mean access to cultural experiences that would be difficult to get as an individual traveler.
  • Traveling on an academic abroad program is a great way for students who live off campus to meet and make friends with other Barrett students.

For international credit-bearing programs, you must also apply for the trip through the Study Abroad Office website.

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Barrett in Iceland: Living with Fire and Ice

Program Description: Since settlement by the Vikings in the 9th century, Icelanders have had to contend with intense vulcanism, a scarcity of natural resources, and a harsh sub-arctic climate. Frequent natural disasters battered the people of Iceland, sometimes killing as many as a third of all inhabitants at a...

Trinidad and Tobago

Description: This program will explore the history, culture and environment of Trinidad and Tobago; the most populous (and beautiful!) of the Caribbean islands and the 4th largest economy in the Western Hemisphere. The course offers students the opportunity to both participate in, and research, Trinidadian Carnival arts. Students will visit Masquerade Camps, Steel Pan Yards...

Colorful street in Oaxaca

Program Description: In this one-credit course, we will study the history and culture of Oaxaca City, Mexico and surrounding communities. The course will weave together a close examination of the complex and contested history of Oaxaca City, the city’s colonial past, and contemporary strategies practiced by indigenous communities to resist colonial influences. Through this...