Antigua and Barbuda: Food, Sustainability, and Global Climate Change Field School

June 4, 2014 – June 24, 2014 (Summer Session I)

Students will explore the culture, traditions, and history of Antigua and Barbuda through immersive, multidisciplinary, hands-on experiences. Themes of colonization, diasporic communities, religion, nationalism, food and sustainability, and geography will be explored in the context of globalization. Students will visit museums, nature reserves, artist colonies, and religious centers, and meet with local dignitaries, officials, and subject matter experts. The culmination of this experience will be the design and implementation of a museum exhibit that captures one or more of the themes explored. Analysis of archaeological artifacts, foodways, culinary traditions, and people-environment interactions from the past through present will inform this exhibit. Students will live at a guesthouse in Antigua and in shared rooms in houses in Barbuda.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

Program Dates

June 4, 2014 – June 24, 2014

Program Fee

$3,534 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Antigua and Barbuda, excursions, housing, and 3 meals per day)

Program Fee Payment Schedule:

  • Non-Refundable Deposit Due: March 26, 2014 - $400
  • First Payment Due: April 04, 2014 - $1,600
  • Final Payment Due: May 01, 2014 - $1,534

Additional Costs

Brooklyn College tuition.

Courses and Credits

Participants will register for three or six credits, selecting from among the courses listed below. Final course offerings will be dependent on course enrollment.

  • ANTH 3015: Anthropology Abroad – Food in the Caribbean
  • ANTH 7010X: Special Topics – Food in the Caribbean (Graduate students only)
  • ANTH 7011X: Special Topics – People and Cultures of the Caribbean (Graduate students only)
  • CORC 3208: Comparative Studies in Cultures and Transformation

Financial Aid / Scholarships

Financial aid may apply, and alternative loans are available. Scholarships that apply to this program are: SASA, Tow and Furman, among others (see Scholarship Opportunities).

How to Apply

Application Deadline

Monday, March 17, 2014

More Information

Sophia Perdikaris (Program Director)
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
3307 James Hall
P: 718.951.5507

International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189


Please note that all information listed above is subject to change.