Red eyed leaf frog

Magnificent Hummingbird

Rollins offers a course in the Sustainable Development minor - Island Economies and Sustainability in the Caribbean - with the practicum in Dominica.Dominica is an island of the Lesser Antilles between Martinique and Guadeloupe and is commonly known as the “Nature Island” of the Caribbean.

Many parts of the island are untouched by industrialization and are the habitats of thousands of species of flora and fauna. The natural environment of the island is what draws ecotourists from around the world.

The main export crop in Dominica has been the banana. It has been the life-blood of the country’s economy for more than 50 years.

The National Park system has been very successful, and because of this, Dominica has been able to protect at least 20% of its land, which is one of the highest percentages of protected lands in the world. Dominica has the first terrestrial world heritage site, Morne Trois Pitons National Park.