Atlantic University Admissions | P.O. Box 456 | Island Park, NY 11558     

Tel:  (516) 368-1700 | Fax: (888) 639-0512




Located on an island free of society’s distractions to focus on the demanding preclinical curriculum of medical school... won't do better than AUSOM.

About St. Lucia

The Atlantic University School Of Medicine campus is located at the heart of St. Lucia: a small, quiet island located safely outside of the hurricane belt. The resources and safe environment we provide to students, as well as access to the local hospital and medical center, make this an ideal place to study medicine. When time allows, St. Lucia has several of the Caribbean’s finest attractions to offer – including many quaint villages, mountain hiking trails, scuba diving locales and well-regarded inns and world-class restaurants.

Air Travel to and from Saint Lucia

For students of Atlantic University School of Medicine, travel to and from the Island of Saint 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.  Air Jamaica flies to Hewanorra from New York via Barbados or Montego Bay.  American Airlines flies nonstop daily between Hewanorra and Miami and three times per week between Hewanorra and New York’s JFK International Airport.  American also offers connecting service from New York and other major U.S. cities through San Juan Puerto Rico on American Eagle to George F. L. Charles Airport in Castries.  British Airways arrives weekly between London Gatwick International Airport and Hewanorra. US Airways arrives twice per week to Hewanorra from Philadelphia International Airport and Charlotte North Carolina. Virgin Atlantic also flies nonstop to Hewanorra from Gatwick International in London.

Airline Information

Air Canada:              (758) 454-6038

Air Jamaica:              (758) 453-6611

American Airlines/American Eagle:                       (758) 452-1820

British Airways:         (758) 452-3951

Jet Blue:                  (800) 538-2583

LIAT Airways:                       (758) 452-3056

US Airways:              (758) 454-8186

Virgin Atlantic:           (758) 454-3610



George F.L. Charles Airport: (758) 452-1156       Hewanorra International Airport: (758) 454-6355

Hewanorra International Airport accommodates large jet aircraft and is at the southeastern tip of the island in Vieux Fort.  The George F. L. Charles Airport, which is often referred to as Vigie Airport, is at Vigie Point in Castries.  The Vigie airport accommodates only prop aircraft due to its location and runway limitations. 

Students are advised to provide travel arrangements at minimum ten business days in advance of planned travel.  In this case transportation can be arranged for you and those who accompany you from the airport to the University campus. 

Taxi service is readily available from the airport for any traveler should they wish to utilize this convenience.

Car Travel and Automobile Rental

Renting an automobile on Saint Lucia requires that you are a minimum of 25 years of age, provide a valid drivers license and a credit card.  All students interested in driving or operating a vehicle in Saint 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 Drivers license prior to arrival.


(758) 452-2700

Cool Breeze Jeep / Car Rental:

(758) 459-7729


(758) 452-8140


(758) 452-0679


Bus Travel

Saint Lucia, like many Caribbean islands have 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. 

For more information on the island, take advantage of the
Official St. Lucia Tourism Website.


Boats and lush scenery along the coast of Saint Lucia

AUSOM students on the beach with palm trees

Gorgeous St. Lucia scenery looking out across the water

St. Lucia palm trees and rooftops

Flowing creek amidst St. Lucia greenery

Beautiful St. Lucia Waterfall

Restaurant on the river in St. Lucia

Mountains, trees, and the sea in St. Lucia