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2011 Barbados Study Abroad


August 30, 2011

Bridgetown Market in Barbados

Bridgetown Market in Barbados

Today was the first day of the Bridgetown Market at Spring Gardens so almost all of us headed down to attend the festivities! It was a beautiful day and the market went on for about a mile (if I had to give a rough estimate). There were booths or jewelry, other arts and crafts, paintings, plants, flowers, toys, Barbados-themed paraphernalia, and food and drink stands of course.


August 26, 2011

More from Barbados

More from Barbados

Today we woke up bright and early to go to the Sunbury Plantation House where we received a tour. It was really amazing to see all of the artifacts that had been saved since the 1800s. The guide showed us the bedrooms, a room full of old fashioned cameras, old shotguns, a Bible from the 1800s, and other random things.


Barbados Update

Barbados Update

Today was a great day! We left bright and early and loaded up into the tour bus to take a ride through different parts of the island. One of our first stops was at St. James Anglican Parish Church which was the first church built in Barbados. It was so cool to see a church that has huge historical meaning for the country.


August 17, 2011

Barbados’ Crop Over Festival

Barbados’ Crop Over Festival

These last couple of days were nothing short of majestic. We had the amazing opportunity to be present in Barbados for “The Sweetest Summer Festival” called Crop Over. Crop Over was such a unique and a once in a lifetime experience.


August 5, 2011

Barbados Week 1 – Part II

Barbados Week 1 – Part II

Our excursions the first week were amazing! We toured around the island and saw many sites, old sites that trace back to the 18th century. Seeing the beautiful waters riding on the coast was exhilarating and an opportunity of a lifetime.


Barbados Week 1 – Part I

Barbados Week 1 – Part I

Hello everyone from the beautiful island of Barbados! I am so honored to have had the privilege to explore this unique island and all the wonders it has to share. Being on a study abroad trip is more than the imagination can display, but taking a first-hand look personally, it is truly an amazing experience.


August 1, 2011

Scenes from Barbados

Scenes from Barbados

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Checking In From Barbados

Checking In From Barbados

Today was a free day so we went to the beach again of course! There are so many beaches to choose from in Barbados and each offer their own unique vibe and beauty. We decided to start at Paradise Beach near UWI (University of West Indies-Cave Hill Campus) where we are…


July 24, 2011

Adjusting to the Island Life

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It’s been 10 days since I arrived on the beautiful island of Barbados. I must say it is everything I anticipated it would be and so much more. The island itself is amazingly gorgeous. The beaches are some of the most breathtaking in the world.


Out & About In Barbados

Out & About In Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and also shopping central. It’s tons of fun, especially going to the local shops where everything is a bit cheaper and also more authentic. It’s easy to see the American influence on a lot of things, especially more of the high-end clothing.



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