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2013 Barbados Study Abroad


  • Student Blog Update: Barbados Wrap-Up

    July 22, 2013

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    Snorkeling

    by Riley Taitingfong Today, most of the students from the Barbados program headed back to Washington. We bid adieu as a few of us are spending some extra time here. The end of the program was filled with memorable experiences and even a few surprises! Memories of Barbados We had an underground tram tour of…


  • Student Blog Update: Connecting with Barbados

    July 6, 2013

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    Professor Pedro Welch

    by Riley Taitingfong It’s hard to believe that two weeks of the program have already gone by! We are getting familiar with the island-luckily for my poor sense of direction, it is only 20 miles long by 14 miles wide. As one saying goes, “Barbados is 20 miles long and a smile wide.” We have…


  • Student Blog Update: Getting Settled in Barbados

    June 27, 2013

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    Barbados Bound!

    by Riley Taitingfong Barbados Bound! We arrived safe and sound at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill on Monday. A combination of jet lag, heat, and genuine awe had me in a lingering dream-state… From our first swim in the Caribbean sea, to watching a breathtaking sunrise from our dorm rooms, those…


  • Student Blog Update: Meet Barbados Blogger Patrick Okocha

    June 25, 2013

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    Patrick-Okocha

    by Patrick Okocha Hello everyone, my name is Patrick Okocha and I am a senior at the University of Washington double-majoring in English Literature and Communications. I was born here in Seattle but relocated to Sacramento, CA in 2004 when I was in the eighth-grade. I graduated from Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove,…


  • Student Blog Update: Meet Barbados Blogger Riley Taitingfong

    June 14, 2013

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    Riley Taitingfong Head Shot

    by Riley Taitingfong Hello, my name is Riley Taitingfong. As the spring quarter draws to a close, I can now say that I am a senior! I was born abroad but I have lived in Washington for the majority of my life. I graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 2010 and came to the University…