Beautiful St. Vincent And The Grenadines
St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a nation of 32 islands located in the Lesser Antilles. It is the largest of the islands and has a spectacular forest-covered mountainous interior with immaculate beaches. It consists of the main island of St. Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from St. Vincent Island to Grenada. To the north of St. Vincent lies Saint Lucia, to the east is Barbados.
“The Island is fantastic, I have loved every minute of my stay while studying here.” – Former Student
While the official language is English, most Vincentians speak a creole language known as Vincentian Creole. Standard English is the language used in education, government and other formal domains, while Vincentian Creole, commonly referred to as ‘dialect’, is used in informal situations such at home and among friends. The various ethnic groups may also still use their native languages such as Bhojpuri.
Be prepared to bask in a tropical climate with the warmest months between June and September, when temperatures can reach an average high of 30 degrees Celsius. You will also be kept cool by the lovely trade winds that provide a welcoming breeze all year round. From December to May the climate is cooler and absolutely exquisite.
Carnival is the major cultural event. The Nine Mornings Festival takes place in Kingstown in the nine mornings preceding Christmas. While traditionally it consisted of early-morning street parades accompanied by caroling, bicycle races, and other festivities, the focus now in Kingstown is on early-morning street concerts.
There are many activities for students to enjoy in between their studies. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is internationally renowned for the clarity and calm of their waters. The island is especially known for its exceptional beaches and diving spots.