Enjoy Your Stay in Aruba
We offer student housing options to make your attendance at AUSOMA easier and more comfortable. Apartments and flats are available around the island, but it is recommended to stay close to the campus if you do not plan to have transportation.
- Studio | 1 BR/1BA | 2BR
- All apartments/studios are furnished.
- Laundry is available in some units but not all. There are laundry facilities within walking distance of campus.
- Rent prices range from $700/month – $1800/month (be advised: housing located closer to the campus will be no less than $1,000/month)
- Following utilities included in rent: water, internet, garbage, septic
- Excluded utilities: electricity, water, gas
- To reserve unit; 1 month’s security deposit & first month’s rent is required.
- Downtown Aruba
- Seroe Blanco
- Rooi Santo
Car: Students have an option to transport their car via shipping container to Aruba for the student rate. The car’s title must be in the student’s name and must have been owned for at least 3 years by the student. If a student is interested in purchasing a car in Aruba, Ms. Zobiada Baroud can assist them with the details.
Driver’s License: Students may arrive to Aruba with their current driver’s license but will need to change it to an Aruban license and no driving test is needed.
Shuttle: AUSOMA provides a shuttle service for students. The shuttle will pick up at two times between Monday – Friday (9:00am and 3:30pm). Students will be charged a transportation fee of $300/semester.
Students will need to show proof of health insurance from their home country that is good for one year before arriving to Aruba.
A medical check will be completed in Aruba in order to receive a student residency permit. This will be good for one year.
Students will also receive a health insurance card from the Aruban government called an Aruban Health Card free of charge after the health check has been completed and a student residency permit is obtained.
The medical test is paid by the student and is approximately $168. The medical test includes the following:
- Blood exam
- Chest X-Ray
- Physical Exam
- Ling & Sons – walking distance from campus
- Students receive a 5% discount after showing their school ID
Laundry and Dry Cleaners
- Laundry mat and dry cleaners across from Ling & Sons
- MyFitness Aruba – https://www.facebook.com/myfitnessaruba/
- Body Zone Aruba – https://www.bodyzonearuba.com/
Aruban Beach is 2 minutes away from campus.