The word Anguilla means “eel”, in various Romance languages, likely derived from the islands long shape. The tropical island’s terrain is coral and limestone.
The island exhibits 61 kilometers of coastline and the entire size of the island of Anguilla is about 96 square kilometers or 30 square miles which equates to about half the size of Washington D.C.
Anguilla currently has a population of an estimated 15,000 islanders and is one of the few remaining Caribbean islands that has retained the charm of a simplified island life rather than fast paced consumerism.
The economy on the island is growing. Increased activity in the tourism industry has spurred the growth of the construction sector contributing to economic growth on the island. The official currency used in Anguilla is the Euro.
The Island of Anguilla is in the Caribbean situated east of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It is the most northern island of the Leeward Islands in the Lessor Antilles. Amerindians from South America discovered the island thousands of years before European explorers. The island was largely uninhabited when Europeans discovered the island in the 15 th century and was later colonized by English settlers in 1650. Anguilla became self-governing in 1971 when the island successfully succeeded from its British rule but remains an independent overseas British territory.
Anguilla, island in the eastern Caribbean Sea
It is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles and lies about 12 miles (19 km) north of the island of Saint Martin and 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Saint Kitts. The Valley is the principal town and the administrative centre of the island. Noted for its easygoing atmosphere and magnificent beaches and waters, Anguilla is a popular tourist destination. Area 35 square miles (91 square km). Pop. (2006 est.) 14,254.
The island has a strong banking system with four main domestic banks, two of which are the backbone of the economy of Anguilla:
Anguilla National Bank
Anguilla National Bank and the Caribbean Commercial Bank. The other two well established banks are international the First Caribbean International Bank and Bank Scotty.
Island’s Financial Structure
The island’s financial structure has maintained a stable exchange rate and their banks continue to be utilized for offshore financial services also contributing to a strong banking system.
Anguilla Treasures Caribbean Sea
Anguilla treasures its warm seaside shoreline boasting private beaches to luxury villas, resorts and wellness centers on the island. Some of the top resorts include Cap Juluca, a Belmond Hotel, Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection, Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels and Resorts and The Four Season Resort and Residences. The Island of Anguilla is filled with amazing sights from an abundance of limestone caves, historic plantation houses to palm trees and tranquil white sand beaches on a beautiful blue and green coastline with clear turquoise water.
About American University of Anguilla School of Medicine (AUA)
Welcome to the American University of Anguilla (AUA) School of Medicine, a premier institution dedicated to producing exceptional healthcare professionals with a global perspective. At AUA, we believe that education is the cornerstone of progress, and our mission is to provide a transformative learning experience that equips our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the ever-evolving field of medicine.
Our vision is to be a leader in medical education, research, and healthcare delivery. We strive to produce physicians who are not only clinically competent but also compassionate, culturally sensitive, and committed to making a positive impact on healthcare around the world.
Our Commitment to Excellence
AUA School of Medicine is committed to excellence in medical education. Our rigorous curriculum, delivered by a distinguished faculty, prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the healthcare landscape. We understand that healthcare goes beyond textbooks and exams; it's about connecting with patients, understanding their needs, and providing the best possible care.
In a world where healthcare knows no boundaries, AUA instills a global perspective in its students. Our diverse student body represents a multitude of cultures, experiences, and aspirations. This diversity enriches the educational experience, fostering an environment where ideas and perspectives from around the world converge.
Our campus features state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, fully equipped laboratories, a comprehensive library, and advanced simulation centers. These resources ensure that our students receive a world-class education.
AUA School of Medicine recognizes the significance of practical experience in medical training. We have established affiliations with leading hospitals and healthcare institutions in the United States, providing our students with opportunities to gain clinical experience under the guidance of experienced practitioners.
Our commitment extends beyond the classroom. AUA students actively participate in community outreach programs and health camps, addressing the healthcare needs of Anguilla and beyond. We believe in giving back and making a positive difference in the lives of others.
Partnerships and Collaborations
AUA School of Medicine collaborates with academic and healthcare institutions around the world to foster research, knowledge exchange, and clinical exposure. These partnerships enable our students to engage with the global healthcare community.
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At AUA, the journey to becoming a healthcare professional begins, and the possibilities are limitless. Your passion, our guidance, a healthier world. Welcome to AUA School of Medicine.