Study Abroad: Barbados – Sustainable Tourism

Learn sustainable tourism principles and practices applied to recreational services, destination and event management, hospitality management, and cruise tourism in the context of the hospitality, tourism and travel industry in Barbados. Experience cultural events such as Crop Over and Oistin’s Fish Fry.

ACCHosp's Barbados 2013 album on Photobucket


Benefits of Studying Abroad:

ACC International Programs provide the opportunity for more than just course credit.  You’ll find personal enrichment in a variety of ways:

• Enhance the value of your degree with international experience and an expanded worldview.
• Gain new perspectives and experience other cultures.
• Participate in a multicultural exchange alongside fellow ACC students.
• Advance your foreign language skills.
• Make friends and network globally.

Acceptance Policy:  Applicants must meet all application criteria and be interviewed by the program faculty leader.  Non-student applicants must complete the ACC admissions process following acceptance into the program.

Eligibility:  Students must be at least 18 years of age and in good academic standing by the start of the program.  Students must complete prerequisites prior to the program start date.

How to Apply:  Application Information
1. Download a detailed information brochure at http://www.austincc.edu/intstudy/barbados-tourism.php.
2. Schedule an advising appointment with International Programs at www.austincc.edu/intstudy/appointments.php.
3. Download a program application at www.austincc.edu/intstudy/applications.php.
4. Complete application and obtain all required items on checklist. 
5. Submit the completed application to International Programs.
6. Schedule and attend interview with program faculty leader.
7. Await notification from International Programs.

Pricing:
Please see brochure for this year’s pricing.  Payment is not due at the time of application. A $400 non-refundable deposit is due within one week of acceptance notifications. After paying the $400 nonrefundable deposit, students will have until April 1st to complete all payments. All program fee payments must be made on ACC Marketplace Program fees are non-refundable.

Program Fee Includes:
Roundtrip airfare from Austin to Barbados
Airport pick-up/drop-off in program country
Accommodations 
Ground transportation to/from itinerary activities
Excursions and entrance fees per itinerary
Welcome and farewell dinners
24/7 logistics support and emergency assistance

Not Included:
ACC course tuition/fees/books
Meals (not included in program)
Personal expenses

Pre-departure Expenses:
International Student ID Card (ISIC)
Passport and visa fees (if applicable)
Medical consultation for international travel
Vaccinations (if applicable)

Financial Aid and Scholarships:
Both financial aid and scholarships are available for students wishing to study abroad. 
Information on financial aid and how to apply:  http://www.austincc.edu/support/financialaid/steps.php
Information on scholarships and how to apply: http://www.austincc.edu/intstudy/scholarships.php and http://www.austincc.edu/intstudy/other.php

Passports:
You will be required to have a passport for your trip.  Do not wait too long before you get your passport, as it can often take anywhere from 4-8 weeks.    If you do not have a passport, please see the following link to assist you with the process: http://www.austincc.edu/intstudy/trip.php.

ISIC- What is it and why do I need it?
The International Student Identity Card is the only internationally accepted student ID card and proof of current student status in existence. There is also the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) and the International Youth Travel Card (IYTC). These cards provide a world of benefits and services to the nearly 5 million people worldwide every year. More than an ID card, it also includes:

Discounts to more than 33,000 locations in 103 countries 
Mobile phone and a calling card communications package
Health and accident insurance coverage
Emergency help line

The ISIC card is required for participants in ACC Study Abroad programs and is available at International Programs.  More information on the ISIC card can be found at: http://www.austincc.edu/intstudy/credit.php

For information on study abroad opportunities visit: http://www.austincc.edu/intstudy/

Contact Us:

To get started schedule an advising appointment with

International Programs

Barbadoes Brochuredownload program brochure