As a regional institution, the University of West Indies (UWI) at Cave Hill offers a vibrant educational atmosphere. A strong emphasis on Caribbean issues in education and research makes the university an ideal learning ground for students with interests in studying the multifaceted aspects of Caribbean society.
The Surrounding Area
Barbados is a relatively small island with a lot to see and do. There are beaches, mangrove swamps, cliffs, tide pools and areas where beds of low lying coral rock, sandstone, clay or shale reach out to the sea. In addition, there are numerous historical sites, such as Cannon Galore, Harrison’s Cave and the Baobab Tree, and an abundance of recreational activities, including kayaking, surfing, sailing, horseback riding and cricket.
Situated on forty-seven acres, UWI at Cave Hill overlooks the island’s capital and principal commercial center, Bridgetown, which is five miles away. The campus is located in the charming area of Cave Hill. Quiet, attractive residential developments surround the university and a five-minute stroll puts you on the beautiful St. James coast - one of the island’s main tourist zones where a number of beautiful beaches are located.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.75+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington study abroad program at UWI at Cave Hill will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Some areas of study include accounting, education, biology, chemistry, law, Caribbean studies, geography, history, psychology, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, sustainable development, physics, and technology.
UWI at Cave Hill offers housing both in on-campus residence halls as well as off-campus apartments. Most of the off-campus accommodations are located approximately five miles from campus. Public transportation is available to the university.
Academic Year Dates
Late August to Mid-May
Fall Semester Dates
Late August to Mid-December
Spring Semester Dates
Mid-January to Mid-May
This program is available as:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
- Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad.
With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at http://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.