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Explore the islands of Trinidad and Tobago this summer

This study-abroad service-based course runs June 22-July 3 and is designed to provide hands-on experience with the relationship between animals, humans the environment and society (One Health). 

While abroad students will also work with nonprofits associated with environment, animal welfare and human development and share their experiences with local students. The course will also emphasize tropical animal health and disease and wildlife management including issues of animal welfare and emerging diseases. Students will engage in service and civic engagement at a veterinary school and hospital, and at governmental and non-governmental farms and zoos, and will accompanying government and university veterinary health professionals on service calls, farm tours and joint practical exercises with students at local universities and will serve at animal shelters while they conduct spay and neuter clinics.

Get a hands-on experience of life in the islands by staying in both under-developed rural settings as well as tourist enclaves:

  • Try a Doubles and Bust up Shut in local villages
  • See the giant Leatherbacks as they nest on local beaches
  • Get rare tropical animal experience
  • Visit two islands in one trip


  • Grande Riviere (Turtle Watching) 
  • Pigeon Point 
  • Pitch Lake 
  • Maracas Beach 
  • University of Trinidad and Tobago ECIAF campus
Students successfully completing the course earn 4 credit hours.

Learn more about the Trinidad and Tobago program