Explore Barbados
Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados


Department: Economics

Leaders: Dr. Tesa Leonce (tleonce@eiu.edu) & Dr. Linda Ghent (lsghent@eiu.edu)

: Economics & Senior Seminar  

  Terms/Timeframe: Summer - 6/12/11 to 6/26/11

Language: English

  Credits: 3

Budget: Cost Breakdown


Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing

  Application Deadlines:
Feburary 4, 2012 (before noon)
  Application Materials:

EIU Program Application (Faculty-led Programs)

Basics for Faculty-led Programs (step by step from application to realization)


Academic Program

“Explore Barbados” provides a unique study abroad opportunity where students are immersed in a culture different from their own. Fortunately for students, bachelors degrees, books, and backpacks happily coexist with beaches, boats and basking in the sun! Areas of Study: Caribbean Development, Ecotourism, Economics, Ecology, Business, and Public Administration. Curriculum Core: An in-depth study of Caribbean industries including Healthcare, Tourism, Banking, Commerce, Rum, Labor, and Airline Industries.  There are no course prerequisites; however, students must be in good academic standing.

Caribbean Broadcasting Corportation

If you have the opportunity, take it... even if you fear it may set you back a little. This experience is invaluable and has shown the importance for me to see the world. It's one thing to see it on television or read of other places but physically going is so much more enlightening.
-Calvin Hunter, Summer 2010 participant

Really enjoyed the staff and the students. Definitely an experience of a lifetime.
-Cameron Provost, Summer 2010 participant

Fire eater

Activities / Itinerary

June 13: Depart U.S. & Arrive in Barbados
June 14: Welcome/Orientation
June 15-18: Class Days
June 19: Field trip to Atlantis Submarines, Adventure Tours, Bajan Roots, & Rhythm Dinner Show
June 20: Field trip to Harrison's Limestone Cave, Orchid Garden, Flower Forest, Barbados Museum, & Sunbury Plantation House
June 21-June 24: Class Days
June 25: Field trips to Caricom Secretariat, Barbados National Bank, and Caribbean Comm. Bank, Mount Gay Rum Distillery, and Malibu Center
June 26: Field Trips to Ocean Park, Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, and swimming with turtles.
June 27: Depart Barbados & Arrive in U


Make your course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 3

Below are the choices available for this program:

Course Number: STA 3970 (CourseID 3924)

Approved Substitute: None (SubID 4366)
Approved Substitute: EIU 4115 (Economics Majors CANNOT Use This) (SubID 5509)


Students will be housed at the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort Barbados. According to the resort's website, the resort is "ideally located on a half mile of white sand beach amidst twenty acres of tropical gardens."


At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.

Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.

Necessary Documents

To enter a foreign country, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **