Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

2013 Barbados Study Abroad

July 22, 2013

Student Blog Update: Barbados Wrap-Up


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!

July 6, 2013

Student Blog Update: Connecting with Barbados

Professor Pedro Welch

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.”

June 27, 2013

Student Blog Update: Getting Settled in Barbados

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 first experiences felt surreal.

June 25, 2013

Student Blog Update: Meet Barbados Blogger Patrick Okocha

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.

June 14, 2013

Student Blog Update: Meet Barbados Blogger Riley Taitingfong

Riley Taitingfong Head Shot

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…