Adventure awaits: Barbados study abroad program

January 15, 2020

study abroad students walking toward a church in barbados

The history department offers students the summer adventure of a lifetime through its study abroad program in Barbados. The Barbados study-abroad program - the longest established study-abroad program at VCU - is designed to give students, with or without a background in Caribbean studies, an authentic, stimulating and memorable Caribbean experience. The program will highlight the historical and cultural heritage of the Caribbean at a festive time in Barbados (the Crop Over festival) when the island is in the midst of celebrating its African cultural traditions mostly through music and dance.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity, the course description, credit options, and application process. The priority application deadline is March 2, 2020.


Students who have declared African American studies major are eligible for a $500 scholarship. In addition, we are thrilled to announce the new Dr. Bernard Moitt Barbados Study Abroad Scholarship. Each year, three applicants will be selected to recieve a $2000 scholarship that will go towards the cost of the program. 

Please contact professor Bernard Moitt for additional information.