Trinidad and Tobago

St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Why BCA St. Augustine?

  • Located on the island of Trinidad — in the Lesser Antilles off the coast of Venezuela– BCA’s program in the city of St. Augustine features on-campus living, outstanding academics, and cultural immersion opportunities at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
  • Enjoy a vibrant multi-ethnic society that actively celebrates its diversity.
  • Discover the birthplace of soca and calypso music as well as the steel pan.  It’s also home to the largest Caribbean carnival, which showcases the country’s creativity and talent as participants wear handmade, extravagant costumes and dance in the streets for hours.
  • Easily access the beaches and coral reefs of Tobago via the nearby city of Port of Spain. It’s a two hour fast ferry ride or 15 minute plane ride. Tobago is an oasis of serenity with lovely beaches, coral reefs, and colorful fish. There is the opportunity to go scuba diving with certified dive operators and instructors. The island also offers and endless variety of water sports and eco tourism activities.
  • Live in an internationally-recognized bird and turtle watching mecca and hiking past beautiful beaches, waterfalls and rivers.
  • Study in one of the most important university systems in the English-speaking Caribbean, University of West Indies (UWI) has produced 18 heads of state, three Nobel Prize winners, and over 60 Rhodes scholars.
  • Choose courses from a wide range of majors including psychology, business, international relations, history, political science, economics, dance, law, music, film studies and film production, theater, carnival studies, African and Asian studies, English, marine biology, zoology, microbiology, ecological biology, chemistry, math and much more!
  • Take courses such as The History of Carnival in Trinidad which, together with courses in the Department of Festival Studies, gives hands-on experience of every aspect of Carnival (Spring semester is Carnival time in Trinidad).
  • Join the UWI Hiking Club to experience the natural beauty of Trinidad –one of many student clubs on campus.
  • Stay active with the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC) which offers sports programs in football, cricket, badminton, hockey, aerobics, volleyball, basketball and taekwondo and more.