Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

Transportation and Travel

Photograph: Students from the Washburn Law summer study abroad program on a land rover preparing for a field trip.

International air travel and documentation. Students attending Washburn Law's Summer Study Abroad Program are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to and from Barbados. Washburn does not assume any responsibility for this transportation.

Students are advised to check flight times carefully because a number of airlines have flights to and from Barbados that require an overnight stay in the city of the connecting flight.

Students most commonly fly American Airlines directly to Barbados through Miami. The airport code for Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados is BGI. If you are considering an alternate route, you may wish to consult the Director of International Programs for advice.

Passports are required for travel to Barbados and are the responsibility of each student. Early application is recommended. Contact the nearest State Department Office or Post Office for further information. See also the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website. A visa is not required for traveling to the Barbados but may be necessary for travel to some other countries in the region. Students must also bring a letter from Washburn Law School to present to immigration authorities.

Airport ground transport. Students should take a taxi from the airport to the Cave Hill Campus, Frank Worrell Hall. Locals pronounce UWI "yoo-ee." The taxi fare will be approximately U.S. $30-40. Use the official taxi stand outside the airport entrance. The staff will provide you with the fixed fare in Barbados dollars and a slip to hand to the driver.

The U.S. Embassy in Barbados is located in Wildey Business Park, Wildey, St. Michael Parish, about seven miles from the university. The Consular Section assists American citizens in Barbados. The U.S. State Department maintains an information page for U.S. citizens traveling to Barbados.

Photograph: Christopher Valentino.
"I enrolled in the Barbados Program because I wanted to experience Caribbean culture and learn about the Parliamentary System. My experience in Barbados left me with an impression that will last a lifetime. The Bajans are extremely friendly and the beaches are breathtaking. I strongly recommend every student consider this program for the diverse cultural and legal perspectives you will experience over the course of study." - Christopher Valentino, Washburn Law Student