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The Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Program (BITS)

The Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Program (BITS)

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The Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Program (BITS)

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  1. University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados The Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Program (BITS) Summer 2010

  2. Looking for an adventure this summer? BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  3. Bellairs Research Institute Holetown Barbados BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  4. Bellairs Research Institute Holetown Barbados BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  5. Program • 15-credit, 14 week semester • Three 3-credit intensive courses • Tropical Horticultural Ecology • Sustainable Land Use • Tropical Food and Energy • 6-credit project course BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  6. BITS • Aimed at 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students • Interdisciplinary Approach to teaching and learning BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  7. Internships • Work with local organizations • Develop skills in an international context BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  8. Internships • Get involved in the local community with course projects BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  9. Bellairs Research Institute • McGill’s campus in the tropics • Holetown, St. James • Campus is right on the beach on the beautiful west coast of Barbados • 2-3 students share residence style rooms BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  10. Partner = 1. University of the West Indies • Connect, integrate, share, synergistic, sustainable • Hands on study experience • Exposure to agri-food-energy researchers, industries • Develop planning, decision-making, management and communication skills University of the West Indies BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  11. Partner = 2. National Conservation Commission (NCC) • Responsible for beaches, parks • Enrich study experience • Extend exposure to agri-food-energy researchers, industries • Develop entrepreneurship, planning, decision-making, management and communication skills NCC - Codrington House BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  12. Also linked to Andromeda Gardens BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  13. Also linked to Ministry of Agriculture Measuring Giant African Snails at night BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  14. BITS BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  15. BITS BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  16. Bellairs Beach BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  17. Tissue Culture BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  18. Apply! • A 1-page letter of intent • CV • Copy of transcript Deadline to apply is Jan 29, 2010 Program starts May 24 and ends August 25 BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

  19. Information Visit www.mcgill.ca/bits BARBADOS INTERDISCIPLINARY TROPICAL STUDIES PROGRAM