Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

Accommodations and Facilities

Students will be housed at Frank Worrell Hall on the Cave Hill Campus (number 33, upper center left on map). The dormitory rooms are not air-conditioned, but have cross breezes from their hilltop setting overlooking the ocean. The single rooms share a kitchen and a bathroom that has toilets, showers and a bathtub. The rooms are furnished with a single bed, and built-in desk, dresser drawers and closet. Each room has cable Internet access. The laundry facilities have token operated washers and dryers. Included in the housing fee is a twice weekly cleaning, a supply of clean bed and bath linens twice a week, and daily cleaning of the kitchen and bathrooms. The dormitory entrance is staffed 24 hours a day by security guards. The campus also includes an air-conditioned student cafeteria, bookstore, ATM machine, and student health center (staffed Monday through Friday by registered nurses, nurse practitioners and a medical doctor).

Students who would prefer to stay off campus may make their own, private arrangements through University of the West Indies, Cave Hill’s off-campus housing program, “CHILL Housing.” As noted on the CHILL Housing webpage, UWI offers the assistance of its Accommodations Office staff. Please be very careful to keep transportation in mind, as public transportation may not always be reliable, taxis can be expensive, and driving is British-style, on the left side of the road.


The buildings and dormitories on the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies are accessible (with limited exceptions) to individuals with differing abilities. The law building consists of several levels and does not have an elevator and therefore may be challenging for students with limited mobility. The classroom is wheel chair accessible. For students with differing abilities, room costs and other housing amenities will not differ from the accommodations described above. The Cave Hill Campus, and Barbados in general, may not be accessible in all circumstances. Any inquiries in this regards should be directed to the Director of International Legal Programs or the Program Co-Directors.


The air-conditioned classrooms are located in the Faculty of Law building, a modern facility that also houses the Law Library.

The Faculty of Law building is shown as number 26 (upper right) on the Cave Hill Campus map (176 KB PDF).

Law Library

Photograph: Entrance to the Law School at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus.According to description on the Faculty of Law Library website, the

"Law Library of the University of West Indies at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados is centrally located within the Faculty of Law, and forms an integral part thereof. With modern and functional facilities and a rapidly developing collection of West Indian and other Commonwealth legal materials, it is considered the primary legal library in the region. The book collection, now numbering in excess of 110,000, includes most of the statutes, law reports, texts, law revision commission reports, etc. of the major Commonwealth countries as well as a basic selection of American legal materials. The Law Library subscribes to approximately 620 legal periodicals. The collection's unique feature is the West Indian section, including pre-1900 laws of the region which have been acquired on microfilm."

The air-conditioned Law Library is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Photograph: Kaitlin Marsh.
"I always wanted to study abroad and the Barbados program was the perfect opportunity! I had one of the greatest experiences of my life while living and studying in Barbados. I made great friends and truly enjoyed living in a new and different culture. The Barbados program also taught me a lot about how to balance the workload of law school while also taking advantage of learning opportunities outside of the classroom." - Kaitlin Marsh, Washburn Law Student