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Culture, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Professional Skills Program - St. Kitts & Nevis

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: May 2024
Location: St. Kitts & Nevis
Estimated Cost: $500 (Program fee)
Bursary amount: Subsidized Program
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


The 2024 NSCC Culture, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Professional Skills Program (CELPS) will provide an opportunity for Black Nova Scotian students from all NSCC programs to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean to participate in a two-week program in May 2024. NSCC is offering this program in partnership with the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) in St. Kitts ( The program will consist of a number of interconnected topics aimed at exploring Black cultural identity and heritage as well as to enhance business and professional skills of participants from both countries.

The focus of the program will be:

  • Joint research into local cultures of both Nova Scotia and St. Kitts and Nevis from a Black perspective;
  • Enhancing entrepreneurial skills by visiting successful businesses in St. Kitts and exploring sustainable self-employment opportunities;
  • Strengthening leadership skills through guided roundtable and informal discussions as well as mentorship support by NSCC and CFBC employees;
  • Development of professional skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and teamwork while building cultural esteem. Participants will collaborate on the 2024 CELPS with counterparts from the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC).


  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and St. Kitts and Nevis and the Caribbean in general and to build cultural esteem and pride in being a person of African descent.


Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January 5, 2024 - Student application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

May 2024 - CELPS program in St. Kitts & Nevis  in St Kitts & Nevis

July 2024 - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 -  Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility

This program is open to Black Nova Scotian students from any program at NSCC with an interest in culture, heritage, entrepreneurship and leadership. Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes airfare, local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $500
Passport and any associated fees (if having to apply for one) $200 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through $200
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) $200 - $500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (depending on location from airport) $200 
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200

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