Located in the capital city of Oranjestad, Aureus University School of Medicine has a beautiful and secure campus. The University has undergone rapid expansion in a short period of time and has acquired two permanent structures providing more than 20,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space. Histopathology labs are well outfitted with the latest technology and equipment, and cadavers are available for dissection during anatomy sessions. Around the clock security is provided for student safety, and free wireless Internet access is available throughout the Aureus campus. The modern school cafeteria provides a variety of food and refreshment options, and there are lounge and gymnasium areas for student relaxation and exercise. The Aureus library is continually expanding and provides a wealth of easily accessible resources and services. More than 50,000 books, articles, and journals are provided for students via physical and E-Library media.
HOUSING: Private houses, apartments and rooms, all conveniently located in the local community, are available for students to rent. The Aureus housing coordinator offers helpful assistance to make the process as easy as possible. New spacious and modern dormitories are scheduled for completion soon.
TRANSPORTATION: A convenient bus service runs between San Nicolas and Oranjestad every hour. If desired, students may rent or buy vehicles locally at reasonable rates.
RECREATION: The island of Aruba is one of the most well known and sought after holiday resorts in the Caribbean. Almost all sporting facilities are available in the cities, along with tonnes of other recreational opportunities and tourist attractions. Whether it be fine dining or snorkeling which catches your fancy, you’re sure not to be disappointed. A broad variety of hotels and restaurants cater to a wide range of cultural cuisines (far Eastern and Western).
WEATHER: Aruba enjoys a dry and sunny climate which is kept pleasant and temperate year-round due to the cooling effects of the trade winds. The average annual temperature is 83 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius), and rainfall amounts to just 17 inches a year, most of which occurs during the months of October and November. Aruba is also located well below the hurricane belt.