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W&M Summer- Barbados
Holetown, Barbados
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution:
Barbados Historical Archaeology and Ethnohistory Field School
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit
 Housing Options:
Standard Student Dorm
Program Description:

The Barbados field program will train students in historical archaeological and ethnohistorical methods.  Students will conduct archaeological excavations at sites such as the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation, one of the oldest sugar estates in Barbados, and at the George Washington House, the residence where a young George Washington lived in 1751. Students will examine the material conditions of Barbados’s earliest colonists.  Weekend field trips will visit sites of historical, cultural, and environmental interest.  In addition the program will coincide with two major national cultural celebrations in Barbados, “Crop Over” and “Emancipation Day.”

Barbados students will receive 6 credits for Caribbean Archaeology and Heritage (ANTH 224) which satisfies the GER 4B requirement. Housing will be in university dorms and some meals are included in the program fee.

Barbados is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles.  Its strong economy and political stability make it the shining star of the Caribbean.  It has some of the most pristine beaches in the world, and portions of its ancient tropical rainforest still survive today.  Originally named Jamestown, Holetown was the site of the initial English claim of of Barbados in 1625 and the island’s oldest church, St. James Parish Church, was erected there in 1628. Today Holetown is a colorful, vibrant area with popular retail outlets and beachfront restaurants.

The Reves Center advisor for the Barbados summer program is Molly DeStafney,

Host Institution:
Barbados Historical Archaeology and Ethnohistory Field School

W&M Faculty:
Frederick H. Smith
Professor of Anthropology

Arrival date:  July 3, 2015
Departure date:  August 3, 2015

Application ($75):  February 2
Deposit ($500):  March 6
Final payment:  April 1
Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

All College students in good academic standing.
Non-William & Mary students are also eligible to apply here:  Non-WM Summer Program Application Form

Mandatory attendance at program director meetings.
Recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation.

Language Requirements:

Course Information:
Students will earn 6 credits. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program Fees:
2015 program fee:  $4,850

A $75 application fee applies. Students are responsible for airfare.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.