Trinidad and Tobago Students Have Warm Feelings for Studying in New York

Monroe College Admissions Counselor Krystle Dookoo is visiting Trinidad and Tobago high schools and community colleges, this week, to discuss Associate and Bachelors degree programs. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, she is a 2006 Monroe graduate.
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Oct. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- With an average daily temperature of 32° C in their home country of Trinidad and Tobago, some people may question why young people head off to New York and its four-seasons and generally cooler temperatures.  But for a select group of Trinidadian scholars, New York is the “hottest” place for them to prepare for their futures.  And for more than a decade, a popular destination for Trinidadians and Tobagonians has been New Rochelle, NY.
   New Rochelle is a suburban community located just 30-minutes from New York City’s famed Grand Central Station, a crossroad to the rest of the United States and to a global economy driven by Wall Street, Madison Ave. and its advertising and publishing companies, major healthcare and medical research centers, Broadway theatre, the country’s fashion capital, world-class restaurants and hotels, retailers, museums, international law firms, “Silicon Alley” technology innovators, media empires the United Nations, and much more.  
   In brief, New Rochelle is a perfect location to be close enough to this “world capital” yet comfortably far enough apart from its fast-pace hustle and bustle for islanders accustomed to a more laid-back lifestyle.  New Rochelle is also the home of Monroe College (, an “internationally-friendly” private institution of higher education.  It has graduated hundreds of Trinidadians and Tobagonians since locals here began discovering it as an ideal destination for pursuing advanced degrees in the United States in a wide-range of academic majors.  For Raynelle Brown of Sangre Grande, who began studying at Monroe, this semester, attending the College is continuing a family tradition.  Her sister, Reanne, recently graduated from Monroe with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. “She has three or four job offers that she is considering,” boasted Raynelle.  Raynelle earned an Associate’s degree in Hospitality Management from The Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) in Chaguaramas and is now pursuing her Bachelor’s from Monroe’s School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts. TTHTI has an articulation agreement with Monroe, facilitating an efficient and smooth incorporation of TTHTI graduates into Monroe.
   Also studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Monroe’s Hospitality program, starting this semester, is Ezra Bailey from Arima and another TTHTI graduate.  “Right now, I am interested in pursuing a career in event planning,” says Bailey.
   The week of October 10th, Monroe Admissions Counselor Krystle Dookoo is visiting Trinidad high schools and community colleges to discuss Monroe’s Associate and Bachelors degree programs offered by its seven schools of study including Allied Health, Business and Accounting, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, and Nursing.  Dookoo, a native of Trinidad & Tobago, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with Honors, from Monroe in 2006.  
   Monroe also offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Business, with concentrations in finance, healthcare management and information technology, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice.  It also offers fully-accredited degree programs online, allowing students all over the world to earn a college degree without ever leaving their home country.
   Dookoo will be hosting an open house for prospective students, their parents, guardians and/or spouses at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port of Spain, November 17th.  To attend or for more information, contact Dookoo at or by telephone, 914-632-5400.  For detailed information about international student admission applications, procedures and student visa requirements, visit the College’s International Admissions Web site:

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Founded in 1933, Monroe College offers programs designed for career development in business, technology, and professional studies. In addition to campuses in downtown New Rochelle, the Bronx and St. Lucia, Monroe offers online degree programs. Monroe offers Master’s degree programs in business management and criminal justice; Bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, business management, criminal justice, early childhood education, general business, health services administration, hospitality management, information technology, public accounting, and public health; Associate degree programs in accounting, baking and pastry arts, business administration, criminal justice, culinary arts, hospitality management, information technology, medical administration, medical assisting, nursing, and pharmacy technician; and a Certificate program in practical nursing.
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