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Fall 2015: Explore the Mediterranean & Atlantic

Fall 2015

Explore the Mediterranean & Atlantic

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain: Nov 26 - 27
You can travel independently between these ports: Learn more

Just off the coast of Venezuela lies the small nation of Trinidad and Tobago, two distinct islands that comprise this paradise nation (there is no word for “paradise” in the native language – they were living in it!) Archbishop Desmond Tutu called Trinidad & Tobago a “rainbow country” because of the many different races and traditions that make up the national character and society, harmoniously blending influences from Chinese, Indian, Spanish, English, African and native peoples. The country’s music, food, drink, dance, literature and folk traditions all reflect this rich cultural diversity. This is most vividly experienced during the annual Carnival activities. A leading exporter of oil, natural gas and pitch, Trinidad & Tobago is not only rich culturally, but also economically. Visitors may be surprised by the lack of beaches, but they will not be disappointed. Just adjust your expectations and be prepared to engage with the biodiversity of the rainforest, local university students and volunteers, and the warm, hospitable people for an amazing encounter in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Don’t leave without getting your own steel pan to bring home.

Quick Facts
  • Language: English
  • Population: 1,223,916
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
  • Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD)
  • Capital: Port of Spain

Field Programs in Trinidad and Tobago