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Barbados 2007

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

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  1. Barbados 2007 Dr. Norma Gaines-Hanks, IFST Dr. Nyasha Grayman, IFST Co-Faculty Directors Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  2. 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

  3. 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. Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  4. 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. Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  5. 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

  6. 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. Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  7. 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

  8. 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. Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  9. 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) Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  10. Getting Around the Island • Public Transportation • Blue Bus: Government • Yellow Bus: Private • White Mini-bus: Who Knows!!!!! • Taxi stand outside of hotel Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  11. 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 Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  12. 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 Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  13. Free Time Activities • Duty-free shopping • Beautiful Beaches • Cruises aboard the Jolly Roger or Tiami Catamaran Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  14. 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

  15. 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 Barbados Study Abroad 2007

  16. 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) Barbados Study Abroad 2007

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