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Study Abroad

Trinidad & Tobago

J-Term 2014 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program


Program Description

This program will allow you the opportunity to observe a country that is at once familiar and foreign.  English is the official language and the British influence is still evident in various ways, but the climate, social mix, customs, and habits are decidedly Caribbean. Currently Trinidad and Tobago is populated by several groups with different national origins:  East Indians (40%), Africans (37.5%), Mixed (20%), and Other (1.2%).  This diversity and the lack of a clear majority group have led the country to develop a heightened awareness of multiculturalism.  In spite of the attention to multiculturalism, the various groups have maintained separate identities within the overall society.  Our readings, discussions, excursions, and observations will focus on examining the different groups that make up this delightful country.

Check out Video Contest winner and program alum, Beatrice Alleyne's video here.

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Dr. Linda Heath completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at The Ohio State University in 1973 and her graduate work in Social Psychology at Northwestern University in 1979.  After five years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, she came to Loyola University in 1984 as an Associate Professor, being promoted to rank of Professor in 1989.  Dr. Heath is a member of the Department of Psychology and serves as Director of the Peace Studies Program at Loyola.  She has been awarded various teaching awards, including the Sujack Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola.  Dr. Heath’s research interests throughout most of her career focused on the impact of media presentations on criminal behavior and fear of crime.  More recently, she has focused her research on peace and globalization studies, with work in the U.S., Australia, and Trinidad.  In 2010 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Melbourne, Australia.   Dr. Heath has published dozens of academic articles and is co-editor of five books about applying social psychological theories and concepts to social problem areas.  She has taught a wide array of undergraduate courses, including Psychology and Law, Psychology of Gender and Sex Differences and Similarities, Psychology of Peace, Psychology of Globalization, Introduction to Peace Studies, General Psychology, and Statistics.  At the graduate level she has taught Evaluation Research, Social Cognition, and Social Psychological Applications to Criminal Justice. 


Course Offering:

PYSC 398/PAX 397: Special Topics - Globalization and Group Relations in Trinidad & Tobago

All students on the program will be enrolled in one of these 3 credit hour courses.  This course fulfills the following academic requirements:

To view the course syllabus and itinerary, click here.

Housing & Meals

Students will spend 8 nights at the PAX Guest House in Trinidad, which is located on the grounds of a Benedictine Monastery. PAX House has full dining facilities, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Two days will be spent on the island of Tobago, so students can see the differences between the two parts of the country.

Program Dates

January 2-11, 2014

Program Costs

Program fee of $1,200 includes:

Tuition (3 credit hours): $2,070

TOTAL COST: $3,270

Program fee does NOT include:

Application Process

Application deadline is Friday, October 25, 2013.  

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

Apply now through Loyola's quick and easy online application!

For more information, contact Kelly Heath in the Office for International Programs at kheath2@luc.edu or 773.508.3307 or Dr. Linda Heath at lheath@luc.edu 


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