Visit Guadeloupe with Reperio from April 2nd to 9th 2016. Register here.
Our visit to Guadeloupe is a total language and cultural immersion, including French classes, tours and cultural workshops.
10 Facts About Guadeloupe
- It is an overseas region of France
- Official language is French but people generally also speak Antillean Créole
- Because it is an integral part of France, it is also part of the European Union
- However, being an overseas department, Guadeloupe is not part of the Schengen Area
- It has a land area of 1,628 square kilometres
- It is an archipelago of Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre and the smaller islands of Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintes
- Its currency is the euro
- Economic capital is Pointe-à-Pitre
- Administrative capital is Basseterre
- The island was called "Karukera" (or "The Island of Beautiful Waters") by the Arawak people
- Pointe des châteaux, Sainte François, Sainte Anne, Gosier, Le Moule, Morne à l’eau
- City of Pointe-à-Pitre, St John Perse Museum, University, Marina
- Pointe de la Vigie, Anse Bertrand, Port Louis
- City of Basseterre, Aquarium, Fort Delgrès
- Visit to the Island of Marie Galante
- Registration Deadline:
- January 31st, 2016
- Final payment:
- February 29th 2016: $5,000
- Accommodation at a student residence
- All Meals
- All Tours
Reperio is a student programme of TT Shuttle which empowers Caribbean students to take advantage of present cross-border opportunities among the islands and beyond. Its objective is to create a forum by which all Caribbean students, regardless of language and culture may be able to seize and create opportunities for themselves. In delivering on these objectives, the programme focuses on strengthening relations between students of Trinidad & Tobago and their Caribbean counterparts, through stronger partnerships with educational establishments across the region, and their respective Ministries of Education, Foreign Affairs, Tourism, and Culture. This will ultimately result in the facilitation of cultural workshops and exchange programmes.
Reperio is not only multicultural in its approach, but it is also multilingual, so participating students are encouraged to master at least one foreign language. Currently the programme is trilingual in focus: English, French, and Spanish.