Student Life

Imagine being surrounded by a tropical paradise of beautiful beaches, palm trees, sunshine, and warm weather all year round. Want to be a part of the ultimate vacation experience while earning your medical degree and pursuing your dream to become a physician? Well, here at Xavier University School of Medicine we make that possible with the convenient location of our campus in the heart of downtown Aruba. There is much to be explored outside the classroom, and with the medical field on the rise, Aruba has become not only the preferred tourist destination but the ultimate study abroad experience for medical students.

Located in Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad, XUSOM’s campus is in walking distance of shopping malls, supermarkets and restaurants. With the close proximity to the central bus station, students are able to travel all over the island making everything easily accessible. The campus community is made up of a welcoming & supportive faculty & staff that provide our students with the tools necessary to succeed. The campus reveals a team environment where students work together to achieve their goals. There are also many on-campus resources available for our students including our library and labs with state-of-the-art equipment.

The campus itself is a large, modern, newly-renovated facility comprised of over 125,000 square feet of space. The entire facility is equipped with central air conditioning, WIFI, and cloud technology. All classrooms have LCD projectors and labs including advanced equipment, tools, charts and plasticized cadavers that are used for teaching and dissection. Students are also given the opportunity to receive “hands on” experience at the local Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital, where anatomical dissections are performed. With the location, faculty, student community, and resources available, XUSOM provides a valuable educational experience unlike any other. Come see what XUSOM has to offer!