Caribbean Adventure Offers Unique Education Abroad Opportunity for UMD Students
By Andrew Roberts
Studying abroad at the University of Maryland is life changing. Recently, 24 Maryland students took to the high seas on a magnificent sailing ship traveling to the Caribbean archipelago - a volcanic cluster of islands stretching from the southeast coast of the United States to just off the northern coast of South America.
The Geography of the Southern Caribbean is a two week education abroad program offered during winter term 2013. The course gave these Maryland students - many of whom had never traveled beyond the borders of the United States - a truly unique opportunity to study the physical and cultural geography of the Caribbean, as well as the history that has shaped the region, its landscape and its people.
Led by Joseph Trocino, a lecturer in the Department of Geographical Sciences, the students gained the type of cultural appreciation, universally applicable skills, and international exposure that the University of Maryland prides itself on offering.