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2020 Barrett Summer Programs

In the summer of 2020, Barrett will offer five unique and exciting for-credit travel programs. Summer travel programs last for approximately 3-4 weeks and students earn six honors credits. A limited amount of need-based scholarships are available to students participating in a Barrett summer travel programs. Click here to apply.

  • 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.

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This program will explore the history, culture and environment of Trinidad and Tobago, a twin-island nation in the Caribbean. Students will learn about Caribbean culture and the carnival arts, exploring in particular legacies of slavery and resistance. They will examine how African traditions were reimagined and reconstituted in Trinidad and Tobago in resistance to slavery, and how these legacies have become embedded within the modern nation through the art forms of steel pan, Calypso and masquerade. Students will visit the Tobago Heritage Festival, listen to Calypso, and have the opportunity to visit carnival “mas camps” for the important “band launch” in which costumes for the upcoming year (Feb 2022) are unveiled. They will also visit the Trinidad Emancipation Day Celebrations. Students will also learn about Caribbean environments, including marine and plant life, and will conduct hands-on environmental and conservation-based research in Tobago in the tropical rainforest and on the coral reefs. Students will hike waterfalls, snorkel in the ocean, and observe birds such as the Scarlet Ibis, as well as reptiles and howler monkeys. They will also observe leatherback turtles and have the opportunity to collect data on nesting patterns.

Dates: July 15-Aug 2, 2021

Courses: HON 394: Histories and Legacies of Caribbean Slavery and Resistance: Case Studies from Trinidad and Tobago and HON 394: Caribbean Biodiversity and Conservation Field Practicum

Credits: 6

Program Fee: TBA

Application Deadline: March 1

For further information, please contact: Vice Dean Nicola Foote at: or Dr. Georgette Briggs at:

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