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BCA Study Abroad in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Sponsor: BCA Study Abroad 
Restrictions: F&M applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of F&M approval for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Dorm Term: Fall, Spring
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BCA Program Advisor: Dean Ali Janicek
Area of Study: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Government, International Studies, Math, Physics, Sciences, Sociology, Theatre, Women's & Gender Studies Program Type: Study Center
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BCA Study Abroad: St. Augustine, Trinidad, and Tobago

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A wonderful opportunity awaits you at the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus in our the twin islands of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Explore diverse course options in a relaxed environment, while connecting to Trinidad’s creative, globally-minded communities. All of this and more while living and learning among Trinidad’s diverse populations, in an environment of lush greenery, surrounded by sceneries of colorful flora and fauna and summer weather.

Why St. Augustine

  • Live in a vibrant multi-ethnic society that actively celebrates its diversity.
  • Discover the birthplace of calypso music as well as the steel pan.
  • Enjoy the largest Caribbean carnival, which showcases the country’s creativity and talent as participants wear extravagant costumes and dance in the streets for hours.
  • Easily access the beaches and coral reefs of Tobago via the nearby city of Port of Spain. Tobago is an oasis of serenity with lovely beaches, coral reefs, and colorful fish.


As a student in BCA’s Trinidad study abroad program, you will study alongside Trinidadian and other international students in courses at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad. With its focus on research and innovation, the university offers seven faculties and a cosmopolitan campus community that is an innovative, internationally competitive and deeply rooted in the Caribbean. Modern teaching and learning centers provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and a deep commitment to preserving Caribbean integration and culture that make St. Augustine an ideal choice for higher education.

  • Choose from courses within a wide range of majors in departments of engineering, social sciences, humanities and education, food and agriculture, science and technology, law, and medical sciences.
  • Take courses such as The History of Carnival in Trinidad which, together with courses in the Department of Festival Studies, gives hands-on experience of every aspect of Carnival (Spring semester is Carnival time in Trinidad).
  • Study in one of the most important university systems in the English-speaking Caribbean, University of West Indies (UWI) has produced 18 heads of state, three Nobel Prize winners, and over 60 Rhodes scholars.

Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.

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