Travelling to UWI
ABOUT TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Trinidad & Tobago has a great choice of cultural events and recreational activities all year round. There is something for everyone. Our Carnival, also known as “the greatest show on earth”, is held two days before the beginning of the Lenten season, but there is a build-up to the finale over a four-week period. Many students participate in the Carnival celebrations either as spectators or, more often, as masqueraders. This is only one of many national festivals and events that take place in our multicultural twin-island state.
If you enjoy eco-adventure, we are home to over 400 species of birds, 600 species of butterflies, 2,000 species of flowering plants and shrubs and 100 species of mammals. You can go on nature trails or visit some of the eco-tourist spots throughout the country.
Sport enthusiasts also have the opportunity to attend several international meets and competitions that are held throughout the year in most sporting disciplines. And within a 30-minute drive of the St. Augustine campus, you can find a number of opportunities to ‘mix and mingle’ – nightclubs, restaurants, cinemas, sport and recreational facilities, shopping centres and malls and beaches.
TRAVELLING TO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
You do not need a visa for entry into Trinidad & Tobago if you are a student from: A Commonwealth nation • Germany • Turkey • Switzerland • Denmark Norway • Sweden • Finland • Israel • France • Brazil • Columbia
Before travelling ensure that you have
- Passport (must be valid for at least one year from the date of entry into Trinidad & Tobago)
- Student’s visa (you should make arrangements in your home country for a student visa)
- Valid Certificate of Vaccination, Yellow Fever inoculation and Measles, Mumps, Rubella immunisation (MMR)
GETTING TO UWI: MEET & GREET and CHECK IN for New Students
These programmes are geared toward orienting regional and international students to life at UWI and in Trinidad & Tobago. Students have the opportunity to sign up for Meet and Greet by contacting UWI STUDENT ADVISORY SERVICES prior to their arrival on campus. Students are met at the airport by staff and student assistants at scheduled times between August and September, and are assisted with transport to the Halls of Residence.
The two-day ‘Check-In’ programme builds camaraderie among regional and international students. It begins with registration and the "Getting to Know Us" session which involves ‘icebreakers’ and workshops focused on strategies for adapting to life in Trinidad in general and on campus in particular. The programme also includes campus tours, as well as a number of informal activities such as a Treasure Hunt, Sporting Events, a Talent Show & Cultural Evening followed by dinner featuring typical ‘Trinbagonian’ foods.
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