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University of the West Indies: Cave Hill, Barbados; and St. Augustine, Trinidad (TERMINATED)

This international exchange is currently available to 1 graduate student in the College of Social Work,

University Population

Students: 25,000
Faculty: 5,000

What would I be studying?

Through the exchange College of Social Work graduate students will be given the opportunity to learn about social problems in a different culture and apply their learning to work with diverse client populations in the US. Students will be placed in internships under the direct supervision of a qualified social worker for a period of 16 weeks.

How can I study at University of the West Indies as an Exchange Student?

To participate in this exchange you must be a Master of Social Work student.

  1. Contact the FSU College of Social Work Academic Advisor for this International Exchange, Dr. Dina Wilke who will direct you through the College's selection process outgoing FSU reciprocal exchange students.
  2. Complete the Application for outgoing FSU reciprocal exchange student, including authorizing signatures.
  3. There will be a Exchange application for University of the West Indies as well. Once your application has been evaluated by the University of the West Indies you will receive an acceptance letter and a housing form.
  4. Required documents for students participating in an FSU international exchange



Apply by March 1st for Semester 1 or an academic year and by October 1st for Semester 2.

Academic Calendar

Semester 1 is late August to late December. Spring semester 2 is late January to mid May.

Financial Aid and the University of the West Indies' Academic Calendar

FSU students going to University of the West Indies’s Fall semester (late August-late December) will be eligible for their financial aid on at the end of the drop/add period at FSU. FSU students going to University of the West Indies’s Spring semester (late January-mid May) will be eligible for their financial aid late January.

How do I secure a student visa?

Visit the U.S. Department of State website for the most current information about student visas for Americans.

Accommodations- Where would I live? What is the cost of Living?

All full-time students of the University are assigned to Halls of Residence. When applying for admission, students may indicate their preference for a particular Hall. Students who opt to reside off-campus should make contact with the Lodgings Officer (876-702-3493), who will assist you in locating suitable accommodation near the Campus. The office will also provide information on prices of various types of residence.

Health Care

Meeting the health insurance requirements for FSU students participating in international exchanges will ensure that you have met the University of the West Indies requirements for health insurance.


The University of the West Indies, established in 1948 initially as an external College of the University of London and made fully independent in 1962, is the oldest, fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Supported by fifteen countries all current or former colonies of Great Britain, the UWI is committed to the development of the region through the training of its human resources, conducting research, delivering advisory services to governments as well as to the private sector and forging links with other institutions in the wider region and the rest of the world.