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    medchick83 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    About bringing someone to island.

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    I have heard many different things about bringing a loved one to the island while you are attending school. My question is for students that are already attending AUA. On all of the campus housing dorms do they have a guard at all of the gates? Does this mean you can't get past security with someone not attending the school without a guest pass? Do they charge for visitors?

    I would like to know the policies for bringing a spouse over, and if they are strict at AUA about this...Please let me know of everything regarding this topic. I will be attending in January 09'.
    I'm curious to know. I appreciate it...thank you

    Oh..before i forget. The drinking water over there is it safe for brushing your teeth or do you have to use bottle water for that also? I heard the water makes you sick. Thanks again!

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    medchick, i am starting january 09 as well, and my wife will be arriving to the island to live with me around the middle of february, med 1. did you get a single bedroom student housing apartment, and if so what were you assigned? i was able to get armor villas, and i am just curious as to what you received.

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    Dwepegues, thanks for your response. I have not yet heard or received anything on where I will be staying. I did request for all three of my choices on housing to have a single room. In your situation are they allowing you to bring your wife to live with you? I also heard you have to ask ahead of time and you have to be married? Is armor villa's affiliated with AUA?

    Thank you once again.

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    medchick,
    armor villas is associated with aua. i originally got into a complication with housing because i failed to mention that my wife was coming to live with me. after updating my coordinator on my status, my housing situation was fixed and i was granted the 1 bedroom.

    i believe you do need to be married. i am not sure about the guidelines for couples that are not married, if that is what you were implying. and, yes they are allowing my wife to come. i have been a little baffled a few times though regarding my wife coming here. when i first mentioned it many months ago i was advised for my significant other to not come for first semester; however, i told my coordinator she was coming, and she did not object.

    i cannot tell you much regarding technical details, but what i do know is that a student with a spouse has first choice for 1 bedrooms. another problem with getting a 1 bedroom, however, is that it is first come first serve. since this will be my first semester i am trying to kinda wing it and hopefully get everything right regarding paperwork, etc. write your coordinator an email and let her know that you will bring your spouse with you. she will be able to help you with a lot of the details. there is one thing you will need - a bank statement showing the amount of funds/savings for your spouse to live on the island (since they are not allowed to work in antigua).

    there is also a lot of information here in aua valuemd about spouses. if you can, write the mod islandthrift. that person knows more about spouses on the island. i have read many of their posts on here, and they have been a lot of help.

    i wish i could have been of more help to you. good luck. and also, i hope you get a suitable housing option you chose.

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    medchick83 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Thank you so much Dwpegues for your kindness in writing all the information you did. It was extremely helpful and exactly the answers I was looking for.Best Wishes to you and your wife... Good luck in January!!! Take care.

    THANK YOU!!!!

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    well

    not to be too picky....but it's AMOR VILLAS, we're all about love there. And to answer a question from a previous post. There is a guard posted throughout the night at Amor, but you'll have to wake her up, when she's sleeping on the washing machines, if you need anything :-)

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    in general all aua housing are very safe. most of them have guards, i havent came across any incident of break-ins in student housing.

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    i know a few people who were robbed so be careful its really not that safe

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    medchick83 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    My question was not about the safety... but if the guards at the housing check to see if a visitor is staying in your room or if they check non students id's while entering apts...basically if they are strict and if you can get away with it.

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    they do NOT check

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