Important Resources and Information

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma had a devastating impact on Sint Maarten, home to AUC’s medical sciences campus.

AUC evacuated over 700 students, faculty, staff, and family members to the United States, with the assistance of our parent organization, Adtalem Global Education. We remain committed to enabling our students to continue their education, and have partnered with University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, United Kingdom to serve as the host for our September 2017 semester.

The entire AUC community has demonstrated tremendous resilience and strength during this difficult time, and we are focused on having a successful semester. While relocating our medical sciences students and faculty to the UK, AUC also secured approval from regulatory authorities in the U.S. and UK to relocate. Our ultimate plan is to return to Sint Maarten and resume classes there once the island is functioning again, our campus can operate normally, and the island infrastructure and business community can support our students and faculty members’ lives.

Key Facts About our Temporary Relocation

  • Semester Dates: September 29, 2017 – January 5, 2018
  • Temporary Site: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Location: Preston, UK, about 33 miles northwest of Manchester
  • Semester Cohorts: All medical sciences students in semesters 1 through 5 are studying at the temporary location
  • Curriculum: AUC is delivering our standard curriculum
  • Faculty: Courses will be taught by AUC’s full-time faculty members from the Sint Maarten campus
  • Accreditation: There is no change to AUC’s accreditation, which is granted through the Accreditation Commission on Medical Colleges
  • Admissions: AUC is accepting applications for all future semesters




Determined to allow students to proceed with their studies after Hurricane Irma, AUC partnered with UCLAN to continue our fall 2017 semester

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