I have been asked to write this message as a warning to all students and prospective students. I just finished my 5th semester at AUC and it was a wonderful experience.
During my time on the island, I was leasing a car from Arthur with two other friends. Out of the three of us, I was the last one left on the island. Being the girl of the group, my two friends made sure everything was taken care of with the car and that all I had to do was drop it off at the airport.
On my last day, I was checking out of my building unit and was in the building office collecting my deposit. At this point, Arthur came into the office (which is in no way affiliated with him) and started arguing with me. At the same time, my deposit was being counted and laid down on the desk. Arthur physically shoved me to the side, trying to get to the money and the keys lying on the desk. Thankfully, my sister was there and between the two of us, we were able to grab both before him. At this point, we both ran out of the office to my car. I then realized that Arthur had blocked in my car with his car and had three other men with him. For approximately 5 minutes, I was screaming, crying, fighting off and pleading with four men to leave us alone. Arthur demanded 150 dollars, forcibly took it and then left.
I can't say for sure but I believe I was set up by my building management as well. It seemed to be good timing for Arthur to show up at the office, while I was getting my deposit. But, I can't say that for sure.
So please, do not deal with Arthur. This had to have been one of the worst experiences of my life.
The school dealt with the situation wonderfully. They made sure we were safe, took down a report and are dealing with Arthur. I was asked to put this warning on ValueMD just in case anyone is recommended Arthur before orientation where a warning will be issued.
My experience at St Martin and AUC has been unbelieveable. Apart from this one experience, the last 20 months have been incredible. I would not have traded this in for anything.