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Barbados 2007. Dr. Norma Gaines-Hanks, IFST Dr. Nyasha Grayman, IFST Co-Faculty Directors. Basic Information . Travel Dates (tentative):January 3 – 31, 2007 University Partner: University of West Indies at Cave Hill University of the West Indies, Cave Hill: http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/

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barbados 2007

Barbados 2007

Dr. Norma Gaines-Hanks, IFST

Dr. Nyasha Grayman, IFST

Co-Faculty Directors

Barbados Study Abroad 2007

basic information
Basic Information
  • Travel Dates (tentative):January 3 – 31, 2007
  • University Partner: University of West Indies at Cave Hill
    • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill: http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/
  • Travel Coordinator: Joann Mirkarimi, FunBarbados, Inc.
    • FunBarbados: http://www.funbarbados.com/

Barbados Study Abroad 2007

barbados west indies general information
Barbados, West Indies:General Information
  • The eastern most island in the Caribbean
  • Geography: 430 square kilometres (166 square miles); approximately 25% is coastline
  • Population: approximately 260,000 “Bajans” including
    • African descendents
    • European (primarily British)
    • Small but vibrant Hindu (India), Arab (Lebanese and Syrian) and Jewish communities.

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Barbados, West Indies:General Information
  • Remained under British rule from its first settlement in 1627 to its Independence on November 30, 1966
  • More than 70 per cent of the island\'s 260,000 people are direct descendents from the forced mass Africa migration of the late 1600s and 1700s-the slave trade
  • The chattel house - a unique feature of Barbados
    • is one product of the cultural side of sugar.
    • plantation workers needed houses that were easily assembled and taken down so they could move from plantation to plantation.

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program summary
Program Summary
  • Required Service-learning placements with either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Health’s HIV/AIDS program
    • Total required hours varies by course enrollment
  • Six credits
    • Required: MUSC 367 – Music and Culture
    • Plus ONE of the following
      • IFST 334 – Experiential Education
      • UNIV 362 – Experiential Learning (limited to six)
      • IFST/BAMS 475 – Culture and Privilege

Barbados Study Abroad 2007

program information course options
Program Information: Course Options
  • Course #1: MUSC 367: Music and Culture – Stefan Walcott, local educator and musician
    • Required for all students
    • Course goals: To provide the student with
      • A basic knowledge of the social and historical factors/entities which impacted on and created Caribbean cultures.
      • An understanding of specific musical genres created within the Caribbean and how these genres relate to the social actors which created them.
      • The ability to aurally identify Caribbean musical genres.
      • An elementary understanding of how popular worldview and markets have impacted on Caribbean indigenous forms.

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Program Information: Course Options
  • Course #2 – Option 1
    • IFST 334/UNIV 362Experiential Education – Dr. Gaines-Hanks
      • IFST 334 for FCS/HS only; UNIV 362 limited to 6
      • Course requirements: Approximately 40 hours of placement; Placement journal; Reflections; Seminar-format
  • Course #2 – Option 2
    • IFST/BAMS 475: Culture and Privilege – Dr. Grayman
      • Examines the social structure of privilege and disadvantage within a Caribbean context
      • Explores the intergenerational transmission of privilege
      • Includes a series of lectures, readings, class discussion, and an experiential activity (approximately 20 hours)

Barbados Study Abroad 2007

program information
Program Information
  • Program base: St. Michael’s parish (within walking distance of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill and easily accessible to Bridgetown)
  • Housing: Paradise Villas, Black Rock
    • http://www.barbadosapartments.net/index.php
    • only 220 yards from one of the island\'s finest beaches.
    • Apartments are tastefully decorated and have fully equipped kitchens, living/dining rooms and patios.
    • All the bedrooms are individually air conditioned.
    • Daily maid service is inclusive.

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Program Information
  • Meals
    • Included in program fee:
      • Breakfast: Catered Daily
      • Lunch included in all excursions
      • Group Dinner: Plantation Dinner Show
    • Other Eating Options
      • Self cooking in apartments (mini-mart within walking distance of hotel; grocery store accessible by bus or taxi)
      • Local restaurants within walking distance or via local transportation (e.g., public bus or taxi)

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getting around the island
Getting Around the Island
  • Public Transportation
    • Blue Bus: Government
    • Yellow Bus: Private
    • White Mini-bus: Who Knows!!!!!
  • Taxi stand outside of hotel

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cultural excursions and activities
Cultural Excursions and Activities
  • Island Safari Tour (5 hr. tour)
    • Stops may include: Edge Cliff, Bathsheba, St. John’s Church, Welchman’s Gully
    • Includes lunch, soft drinks and snacks served along the way
  • Island Extravaganza: Bajan Roots & Rhythms, The Plantation Theatre (Bajan Roots and Rhythms at the Plantation: (http://theplantation.bb/)
    • Includes dinner, stage show, and dancing with live music

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Cultural Excursions and Activities
  • Arts and Crafts Tour (5 hr. tour)
    • Stops may include: Pelican Craft Village; Medford Mahogany Works; Earth Works Pottery and Batik Gallery; The Shell Gallery
    • Includes lunch stop
  • Island Splendor (5 hr. tour)
    • Stops may include: Harrison’s Cave (Harrison’s Cave: http://harrisonscave.com/); Codrington College; Francia Plantation House; Gun Hill Lion Monument; St. John’s Parish Church

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free time activities
Free Time Activities
  • Duty-free shopping
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Cruises aboard the Jolly Roger or Tiami Catamaran

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helpful bajan websites
Helpful “Bajan” Websites
  • Bajan Roots and Rhythms at the Plantation: http://theplantation.bb/
  • Barbados Tourism: http://barbados.org/
  • FunBarbados: http://www.funbarbados.com/
  • Ins and Outs of Barbados: http://www.insandoutsofbarbados.com/
  • Paradise Villas: http://www.barbadosapartments.net/index.php
  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill: http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/

Barbados Study Abroad 2007

what you need to do
What You Need to do…
  • Now
    • Apply on-line
    • Pay $300 deposit within 48 hours of submitting your application or not later than September 25, 2006.
    • Confirm course appropriateness for your academic program with your advisor
  • Next
    • Pay $1200 non-refundable deposit by October 13th
    • Final balance: November 3rd
    • Tuition/fees due mid-December

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other information
Other Information
  • Program Fee (to be announced) includes
    • Airfare: PHL - BGI
    • In-Country Ground Transportation
    • Housing
    • Daily breakfast and some excursion- or special events-related meals
    • Cultural Excursions
  • Active passport required
  • Exchange rate: $1 USD ~ $1.98 BDS
  • Suggested spending money: $700 - $1000 (minimum)

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