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UF in Trinidad and Tobago - Oral History and Digital Humanities
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago; Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago; Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2018 03/28/2018 03/28/2018 07/15/2018 08/05/2018
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
English Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: Research, UF Sponsored Field of Study: History
Program Description:

UF in Trinidad and Tobago

Oral History and Digital Humanities

Summer B 2018: July15-August 10

 Trinidad 1  Trinidad 2  Trinidad 3

About the Program

The UF in Trinidad and Tobago Program offers students the opportunity to explore the rich history and cultures of one of the most diverse countries in the world through a combination of academic coursework, excursions, oral history interviews, and final projects in the form of podcasts and short documentaries. Students will gain experience with interviewing methodologies, oral history fieldwork, public history, and digital humanities production. Join the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program on our unique program designed to introduce students to oral history methodology and fieldwork, digital humanities production, and the history and cultures of Trinidad and the broader Caribbean. This program makes the most of three weeks in country, packed full of excursions and guest lectures related to Indo-Trinidadian religion, Emancipation Day, labor history, ecotourism, and more.

About the Location

Students will get to explore several parts of Trinidad and Tobago, a twinis land nation in the Caribbean with stunning natural beauty, an industrial economy, and diverse cultures and cuisines. Students will stay near the University of West Indies St. Augustine campus, a short bus ride away from the vibrant capital of Port of Spain.


Nelson Island, Temple by the Sea, Eco-tour in Tobago, and Caroni



WORK with established on-ground partners and their
extensive local networks in local communities

NETWORK in two diverse contexts in the Caribbean

GAIN comparative international field experience in two verydifferent, yet related contexts in Trinidad & Tobago

BUILD skills and capacities necessary for working
internationally today and in the future through an
interdisciplinary project-based experience

Course Information

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department of History

HIS 4956: Oral History of Trinidad and Tobago: A Digital Humanities Approach
Course is taught by UF Faculty for UF GPA credit

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 


  • Open to all majors
  • Students in good standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Short essay


Students will stay in a comfortable local bed and breakfast, rooming in pairs (breakfast included in housing). 

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $3,675

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 UF GPA credits, housing, breakfasts, excursions, international health insurance and emergency medical assistance. 

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, lunches and dinners, personal expenses and additional personal travel. 

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson


Faculty Program Director
Dr. Paul Ortiz