Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
open to sophomore and junior students with appropriate academic preparation, motivation, and interest in the relevant area.
must have completed at least one course in Caribbean/Latin
American Studies, India or the African diaspora prior to participation.
Study at the University of the West Indies requires more independence and self-motivation than is typical at U.S. colleges.
Because SLU does not receive the PLU/UWI transcript until September,
this program is not a good option for second-semester seniors.
Admission to this program is based on the quality of application. Candidates must present a coherent academic rationale for participation in the Trinidad and Tobago Semester Program and a record of academic performance that demonstrates ability to meet the challenges of off-campus study. Normally, this means a GPA of at least 2.8, but the selection committee considers closely the candidate's rationale for participation and academic record as a whole. Candidates for the Trinidad and Tobago Program must also present evidence of maturity, responsibility and cultural sensitivity.
Students currently on disciplinary, social, or academic probation are
not eligible to apply for, or participate in, this program or any other
SLU program. In addition, students with outstanding disciplinary fines,
service hours and/or education program requirements are not eligible to
participate in the program.