Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238.23 sq mi) and reported a population of 165,595 in the 2010 census. Its capital is Castries. The French were the island’s first European settlers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib Indians in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667. In ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times, and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the “Helen of the West Indies”. The official language is English. Joins other Caribbean states to counter Venezuela’s claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation, a criterion under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which permits Venezuela to extend its Economic Exclusion Zone/continental shelf over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea. The Eastern Caribbean dollar is the official currency of St. Lucia, but the U.S. dollar is widely accepted.
The local climate is tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds, with a dry season from 1 December to 31 May, and a wet season from 1 June to 30 November. Average daytime temperatures are around 29 °C (84.2 °F), and average night-time temperatures are around 18 °C (64.4 °F). Since it is fairly close to the equator, the temperature does not fluctuate much between winter and summer. Average annual rainfall ranges from 1,300 mm (51.2 in) on the coast to 3,810 mm (150 in) in the mountain rainforests.
Saint Lucia highly values education and provides free, compulsory education through age 15. Higher education opportunities are somewhat limited, but still high quality. Students can choose from a community college education and a university education at one university on the island, the University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre. The island also has a number of medical schools.
Despite enormous challenges faced by the education sector, Saint Lucia has achieved a measure of success in realising the vision of a literate, informed, creative and productive society and in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).
Students have many reasons to choose to study in Saint Lucia. Some choose the island because they want the chance to study in a Caribbean island destination. Others may choose Saint Lucia because of the opportunity to study in English at a major university. The prevention of disease and the promotion of good health are considered important aspects in educating a well-rounded physician. The universities in Saint Lucia are known throughout the world for their quality programming. As a result, students who graduate can get a job in just about nay field they wish, in Europe, North America and Europe.
The government of Saint Lucia is unwavering in its efforts to support the education system in ensuring the delivery of a more effective education service.
This may be your first experience living away from home and in a foreign country and choosing a suitable place to stay is a major priority. St. Lucia is an island nation that is one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern part of the Caribbean Sea. The Tuition fee for International students is are affordable. Also students need not to show any entrance exam score cards. Students need to complete their high school with 70% to 85% (include the subject of Physics, Chemistry, Biology) eligible to apply.
Shared Apartments with A/C and Non A/C Rooms available. You are eligible to seek off-campus housing if you are married, have children, are bringing pets or with special permission from the Housing Office.
Students can use the Restaurant / Cafeteria which provides a variety of cuisine including American, Indian and Chinese at affordable prices.
The restaurants in Saint Lucia offer a lot of options for Caribbean Cuisine, though there are all kinds of other options for anyone interested in a wider variety of culinary experiences.
For students of medical university, travel to and from the Island of St. Lucia can be accomplished with great ease. Air Canada has weekend, nonstop service to Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort from Toronto and weekly service from Montreal during the tourist season. Renting an automobile on St. Lucia requires that you are a minimum of 25 years of age, provide a valid driver’s license, and a credit card. All students interested in driving or operating a vehicle in St. Lucia must buy a temporary St. Lucian driving permit at car rental firms, the immigration office or the Gros Islet Police Station. Students are also welcome to obtain an international driver’s license prior to arrivals. Lucia, like many Caribbean islands, has an extensive network of privately-owned mini vans, which operate daily as bus transportation. This very inexpensive and effective method of transportation is available to all students.
Saint Lucia highly values education and provides free, compulsory education through age 15. Higher education opportunities are somewhat limited, but still high quality. Students have many reasons to choose to study in Saint Lucia. Some choose the island because they want the chance to study in a Caribbean island destination. Others may choose Saint Lucia because of the opportunity to study in English at a major university. Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees take an average of four years to complete, and master’s programming adds an additional two years. Those in one of the medical schools on St. Lucia should plan four semesters of study in St. Lucia, then two semesters of study and clinical in the United States. The universities in Saint Lucia are known throughout the world for their quality programming. As a result, students who graduate can get a job in just about may field they wish, North America and Europe. Studying in Saint Lucia can be a rewarding experience. The friendly people, tropical location and quality education make it a destination worth considering.