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08-29-2011, 02:54 PM
U got questions, Ive done 1 block of a semester so far, I can answer some questions..

go ahead and ask!

08-29-2011, 09:08 PM
And I am doing my second semester at SMUFOM, did do well at my block 1 exams, so shoot guys and you'll get straight answers, not precooked cheer-leading or senseless bashing.

08-29-2011, 09:33 PM
Hey there man,

Im going to be attending Saint Martinus in September, can u tell me where I can find a place to live? Also where is the best place to convert your US Cash to the local currency?

08-30-2011, 12:50 AM

I'm a member of the SMU SGA. So I'll do my best to help you out. To find a place to live, look on the website, under prospective students and then welcome package. Toward the end, there is a list of websites that you can use to find housing.

As for changing of currency, the local money is NA gilders. It's pegged to US dollar, about 1.75 or 1.8 depending on where you go. You don't need to change your money, US dollar is widely accepted and sometimes you even get your change back in US.
Any questions, just get back at me friend. Sorry about the delay. I just stumbled upon your post. Just don't have time to look around this site. Also, you can email me or call me. Roozbeh.Ghavami(at)gmail.com/Martinus.edu.

08-30-2011, 05:29 AM
For housing, let me know in what area you want to live, at walking distance from campus, or if you plan to get wheels and live outside the city center, and finally what your approx budget is; I personally live in a residential area, and share a house with 2 other students. PM me for more specifics.

08-30-2011, 03:23 PM
nice u guys beat me to it,

but yeah I convert my money at the local casinos (they give the best rate to 1.8)

U can choose any place to live, the school doesn't require you to live anywhere, they can recommend Bon Auberage or whatever, but I personally am not a fan of the single studios (they are tiny, the bigger rooms are ok).

08-30-2011, 03:27 PM
I want to buy a car how much should I look to be spending and I plan on coming down a week early to look for a place,
will the school come pick me up?

08-30-2011, 03:37 PM
U can rent a car here for about $420 a month which is a pretty nice deal if u split it with some roommates or whatever, but U can buy a junker starting from 1 grand US to about 3 grand, after 5 grand u get into the more decent cars,

and to get picked up you can arrange with the school to have either a school rep or a current student come pick u up and show you around

08-30-2011, 03:57 PM
Hi First time poster here, I am thinking of applying to the Jan semester. I wanted to know how competitive it is to get into SMU vs other schools.
Schools like Ross, SGU , SABA.

08-30-2011, 10:13 PM
okkk this one is a toughie,

I had great Under grad grades minus Orgo and Bio II,

MCAT was low, so I decided to apply to the big 3 (Ross, SGU and SABA) Got into ROSS, it was a bit expensive so I transferred out and then went to another carib school, found out how scummy it was, and then decided to jump boat to here.

Your question sir was how competitive is it to get into SMU,

They follow New York guide lines me-thinks, so its not as easy as to get into the top-3 schools, but alot harder then going to the bottom tier-3 schools.

10-01-2011, 12:32 AM
Hi everyone,

I have a quick question. I recently got offered an interview at St. James but really want to attend St. Martinus. I sent in all my documents and will be sending in my application on the next business day. How long after I send my application in will I know if I got an interview. Reason being is that if I get into St. James, I have only 7-9 days to pay for securing my seat. I just want to make sure the timing works out and I don't miss out on a opportunity.

Thank you

10-07-2011, 05:29 PM
By now you should have been accepted, depending on where your coming from (American students and Canadians are accepted faster because their documentation is usually sent in quicker), the only big deal here is that they WILL not accept more then 25 students a semester (this is to insure class size stays small).

10-08-2011, 07:50 AM
Hey workinghard, I completely understand your situation, I was in a very similar one myself when I was applying! You should definitely just give the school a call and explain where you're at. If they know you are in a tight spot for time I'm sure they can work with you to let you know your admission status asap :)

03-02-2012, 03:54 AM
hi there,
I have a quick question. I have been accepted at both - Windsor and St. Martinus for the upcoming summer'12 term. Attending Windsor makes a lot of sense financially. But it doesn't seem to have a good reputation. St. Martinus has a better reputation but is a lot more expensive. I'll appreciate any inputs on the matter..
Thanks in advance..!

04-16-2012, 02:50 PM
Financially, I dont think there is much difference on the cost. Consider the cost of paying for 5 semesters vs 4 semesters.
Island (Curacao) is cheaper. I am happy that I made the choice.
Professors are sincere. Path2 professor here felt that the students background was not strong. He went on to take extra classes during weekends for his students so that they can do well in USMLE. It has now family like atmosphere where everyone is working towards a common goal. Preparing students to become physicians.
Emphasis is more on academics than appearance.

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