Jamaica, Barbados, or Trinidad: University of the West Indies

This program is offered both as a semester exchange (for Geneseo students only) and as a semester study abroad (for other SUNY/non SUNY students).

Fast Facts

Program Type:Exchange (Geneseo Students) or Study Abroad (non-Geneseo students)
Term/Duration:Semester/Academic Year
Fall 2013 Semester Dates:August 25 - December 20, 2013
Spring 2014 Semester Dates:January 19 - May 16, 2014
Credits:Full-time
Supplemental Application Process:Yes
Application Fee:$20
Program Fee:$690.00 for Exchange/$3190.00 for Study Abroad
Tuition:$2935 in-state; $7660 out-of-state
Fall/Academic Year Application Deadline:February 1
Spring Application Deadline:September 1

 

 

The Program

Students will take courses in any of the departments of the University of the West Indies.  Primarily, students will locate at the Mona campus in Jamaica, but UWI also has campuses at Cave Hill in Barbados and St. Augustine in Trinidad.  There are two types of program: a student exchange and a study abroad program.  The student exchange is limited to Geneseo students only; the study abroad program is open to any non-Geneseo student, both within SUNY and without.  Program costs differ between the exchange and study abroad programs; please visit the 'program costs' link to the right to review the costs in more detail.

 

The Countries and Cities

Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea.  It lies between Cuba and Hispaniola (the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic).  The Mona campus is located outside the capital, Kingston, toward the foothills of the Blue Mountains.  Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands.  Cave Hill is just to the north of the island nation's capital, Bridgetown.  Trinidad is the most southerly Caribbean island, and is close to Venezuela.  St. Augustine is east of the capital, Port of Spain.

 

The University

Learning in the West Indies is highly prized, and educational standards are high.  The University of the West Indies is a university serving 15 countries, former colonies of Great Britain.  The UWI is committed to the development of the region through training of its human resources, conducting research, delivering advisory services to governments as well as to the private sector and forging links with other institutions in the wider region and the rest of the world.