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University of the West Indies


Location: Cave Hill, Barbados

Language of Instruction: English

International Student Office: Partners in Caribbean

University of the West Indies Cave Hill Website

FCO Travel Advice: Barbados

History Year Abroad Student Views:
  • [I got] well acquainted with the leading academics of a topic and their pieces of work.
  • The confidence to settle in a new country on my own . . . has inspired me to purse an internship abroad after university.
  • [I was surprised at] how expensive Barbados is. Being British and having such a high currency, people make you feel like everything abroad is automatically more affordable. it was interesting comparing and realising that the British market is not as expensive as it appears.
  • People often try to use . . . societies in the West as the standard for everything, or to indicate some sort of hierarchy, which I find very ignorant. What may work and be necessary in a Western society does not mean it would be for elsewhere. Every society has it positives and negatives, but there is no strict totem pole. For those who did a year abroad and previously thought this way; this should have changed by now.

Please note that not all institutions are available each year, and places will be allocated on a competitive basis. Partnerships may be added or withdrawn at any time, and are always subject to availability. The institutions available each year will be posted in the preceding Autumn Term.

Year Abroad Contacts:

Professor Tim Lockley
Director of Study Abroad Programmes
Mrs Val Melling

Tel: +44 (0)24 765 22502
HistoryOffice at warwick dot ac dot uk