May 2 – 13 - Langara College (classes on campus)

  • 4 mornings with 12 hours instruction introducing Post-colonial Literature
  • 4 mornings with 12 hours instruction introducing Caribbean Geography

May 20 – 30 - Barbados

  • Visits to former sugar plantations, rum distillery, heritage museum, and one of the oldest synagogues in the western hemisphere
  • Field trips to Harrison's Cave, Welchman's Gully, Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Woodbourne Shoreland Reserve, and Folkestone Marine Reserve, including a chance to swim with turtles
  • Evening at Oistins Fish Fry, popular with locals and tourists

May 30 – June 9 - Dominica

  • Visits to former plantations, an off-the-grid farm in the hills, and a Caribe village; tour of sites associated with Jean Rhys in Roseau and at Grand Bay
  • Field trips hiking to and/or swimming at Titou Gorge, Trafalgar and Middleham Falls, Boeri Lake, Emerald Pool, natural hot springs, and volcanic black beaches
  • Snorkeling at Champagne Ridge and turtle watching at Rosalie Bay (if we are lucky, we may see a turtle lay her eggs on the beach)

June 9 – 19 - St Lucia 

  • A literary tour of sites associated with Derek Walcott’s poetry at Pigeon Point, Gros Islet and Castries
  • Field trips to a banana plantation, the world’s only “drive-in” volcano, waterfalls, natural sulphur springs, Tet Paul nature walk and/or Mankote Mangrove Trail
  • Catamaran cruise with snorkeling at Anse Cochon and Anse Chastanet in the Soufrière Marine Management Area
  • Weekly “Jump-Up” street party in Gros Islet

Yes, this is an action-packed itinerary, but you will still have time to explore the islands on your own if you wish, or just soak up some rays on one of their many beaches.