Caribbean Societies: Haiti

Cap Haitien is in northern Haiti.  It is the site of the historic Citadelle Laférière and Sans-Souci Palace, both UNESCO World Heritage.  The 9-day trip includes travel to Miami from Bentonville airport (XNA to MIA), one night Miami, and direct flight to Cap Haitien (CAP) the following morning; We spend 7 days in Cap Haitien, then return from Cap Haitien to Miami, spend one night in Miami, then fly from Miami to Bentonville.  Study abroad in Haiti offers a unique challenge to NWACC students and the community.  Stretch your thinking far beyond everyday life at home and return with a sharper appreciation for your own culture and the world.  In addition to the cost being more manageable, a shorter-term Study Abroad is also practical for those with demands from work, family, and other obligations.  The well-known and respected tour agency Voyages Lumières is arranging in-country accommodations, visits to historical and academic sites.

Program Fees

Approximately $2,899 includes:

  • Round trip air transportation (approximately $1000)
  • Lodging & accommodations onsite
  • Admission to sites & attractions that are part of the program's curriculum
  • Project supplies and materials
  • Travel Health & Extraction insurance
  • Meals covered up to $35 a day

The Fee does not include

  • New passport application fees (if applicable)
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Tuition and fees for a 4-credit NWACC course
    • 3 Hour Caribbean Societies (Spring) or 1 Hour Global Studies (Summer)
  • Meals beyond the $35 limit per day
  • Immediate medical expenses
  • Tips for meals purchased on own at a restaurant, or for a taxi or bus ride on own
  • Airport baggage fees (if applicable)
  • Personal purchases of gifts, food, or other pocket expenses/ incidentals

Course Dates

Travel Dates:

  • Spring/Summer 2018

Students enroll in Caribbean Societies (3 credits) & Global Studies (Summer).  Community members may audit (AU) with permission of the instructor.

Faculty Leader

Dr. Yanick St. Jean, Professor of Sociology     ystjean@nwacc.edu