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Antigua & Barbuda: Heritage, Sustainability and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States
Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer,
Winter Inter-Session
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Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fast Facts:
Program Category:
Sponsor CUNY College:
Open to all CUNY students? (EPermit):
Yes Non-CUNY students eligible?: Yes
Academic Subject(s):
Anthropology, Cultural studies, Environmental Science/Ecology/Conservation Undergrad/Grad eligible?: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:
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Antigua and Barbuda are the sites of this fascinating program that fulfills Core requirement CORC 3208 and combines classroom lectures with local excursions to study Caribbean and specifically Barbudan culture, with archaeological site visits and excavation, GPS training, and biodiversity data collection. We will use new and exciting digital technology to collect lots of images through a quadcopter in action. This program is an intensely fun learning experience about a Caribbean community in transition. There are no pre-requisites for this class except curiosity, openness, a sense of adventure, and a willingness to experience new things and meet interesting people. The program takes place at the Barbuda Field Station (BRC). In addition to the core class, students will also choose one of three tracks for specialization— aquaponics, museum work and education program development (K-6), and/or archeological excavation. Participants will observe and join together with several international researchers as they do prehistoric and historic archeological digs. The primary focus of the course will be understanding the challenges of climate change and sustainability in Barbuda, excavation and analysis of archaeological artifacts, as well as experiencing food ways and culinary traditions. Students will live in shared rooms in houses in Barbuda.Antigua&Barbuda_2
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

How to Apply : 

  • Complete the IEGE Notification of Study Abroad/Brooklyn College Study Abroad Application (pdf) and submit via e-mail to the International Education & Global Engagement office, or in person at the IEGE office, 1108 Boylan Hall.

  • A $300 nonrefundable deposit is due with your application. Students will pay directly at the Brooklyn College Bursar's Office and must attach their paid receipt to their application when submitting to IEGE. Applications will not be accepted or considered complete without a receipt. Please note this deposit of $300 will only be returned if you are not accepted to the programAntigua&Barbuda_3

  • Contact the program director to express your interest in joining the program.

Program Fee

$2,468 (includes CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Antigua and Barbuda, excursions, housing, and three meals per day).


Program Fee Payment Schedule

Nonrefundable Deposit Due With Application - $300
First Payment Due: October 30 — $1,084
Final Payment Due: November 18 — $1,084

Additional Costs

  • Brooklyn College tuition and fees for 3 credits 

  • Out-of-pocket costs ($100 estimated minimum) for personal expenses and out-of-pocket meals.

  • $700 for roundtrip airfare to Antigua

Courses and Credits

  • Participants will register for one 3-credit course. Final course offerings will be dependent on course enrollment.
    ANTH 7010X: Special Topics- Graduate Anthropology Abroad ( Graduate Students Only)
    CORC 3208: Comparative Studies in Culture and Transformation.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
  • Financial aid may apply, and alternative loans are available. Scholarships that apply to this program are: SASA, SIROCS, and Furman, among others.


Office of International Education & Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.951.5189

Prof. Sophia Perdikaris
Department of Anthropology and Archaelogy

Note: All applicants will receive an email with a decision approximately two weeks after the deadline.

Cancellation and Refund Policy : 
Please read and understand the IEGE Cancellation and Refund Policies Information and note that a participant wishing to cancel their program participation must send written notification to IEGE to officially withdraw. Program withdrawal will be official from the time and date that the written communication was received by IEGE. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline How to Apply Start Date End Date
Winter Inter-Session 2017-2018 10/15/2017 ** See program homepage link above TBA TBA
Summer 2018 05/15/2018 ** See program homepage link above TBA TBA

** The application process is through the host college. If your home college is not the same as the host college, notify your home college study abroad office ASAP (ideally during the application process) so you can work out credit transfer, financial aid, and other EPermit issues.