Title: Caribbean campus program
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00087439/00002
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Title: Caribbean campus program basic concepts
Series Title: Caribbean campus program
Physical Description: Archival
Creator: Inter America Institute
Publisher: Inter America Institute
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Bibliographic ID: UF00087439
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Basic Concepts

The Caribbean Campus Program is organized to give persons in-
terested in the Caribbean the opportunity to engage in on-site study
among the peoples of the region.

The Caribbean Campus Program should not be confused with the
recreational tour. It is an academic program, and as such adheres
to the highest academic standards. We are able to keep costs min-
imal because, as an academic program, we are generally extended the
courtesy of university facilities (dormitories, classrooms, libraries,
etc.) at moderate rates. Using university facilities has the addi-
tional benefit of facilitating contact with local students and pro-
fessors and joining in campus activities, so that our participants
are really able to get the feel of a country.

We do not want you to observe the people of the Caribbean at
arm's length as an object of curiosity. We want you to become im-
mersed in the culture for a three-week period. This means that, for
the most part, you will be living and traveling as if indeed you are
a local student. Food and accommodations and other amenities, though
always adequate and often excellent, may be different from what you
are used to. For example, the cuisine is usually Creole style. Stu-
dents who are not sure that they can adjust to Caribbean cultures
should not register for these courses. Those capable of making the
adjustment will be amply rewarded with new friendships and new learn-
ing experiences. If you come to the Caribbean with an open mind, you
will be welcomed with an open heart.
The usual pattern for a course is three hours of instruction in
the morning, with afternoons, evenings and weekends free. This sched-
ule may be varied from time to time to allow for special visits, trips
or other contingencies. No refunds can be made for accommodations and
meals reserved by the Institute but not used by the student.

Regular attendance is expected at classes and other organized
activities, whether the course is being taken for credit or is being
monitored non-credit. The Institute reserves the right to terminate
any student at any time, without refund, if in the opinion of the In-
stitute and/or its representatives, the student is not fulfilling the
requirements of a course or is exerting a negative influence over the
group's capacity to attain the educational objectives of the course.

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