St. Croix beach scene with palm trees

St. Croix

Course Summary
Insights and Implications: Caribbean Island Culture and Environment (RESC150) and Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: Gender, Race, and class in St. Croix (WS348) are the two courses that make up the St. Croix travel study, led by Professor Tamara Berg. Together these classes fulfill the University Studies requirement under Contemporary Citizenship well as the University Studies critical thinking flag.

This travel seminar offers students a unique opportunity to explore the rich political, social, and cultural history of the U.S. Virgin Islands. On the island of St. Croix, students will participate in a service experience at an orphanage, a women's shelter, or with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Students will investigate the delicate ecosystems of the island, including the pristine beaches, which are one of the few places in the world where Leatherback sea turtles come to nest.

Important Dates
Travel dates: May 13-29, 2016

Brief Itinerary
• Buck Island Tour
• Tan Tan Tour of Salt River
• Whim Plantation Tour
• Evening turtle watching
• Work-site problem solving

Contact Info

Tamara Berg