Beautiful 7 Mile Beach located on the island of Grand Cayman

Studying on Grand Cayman

Lean into Island Life while studying on Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman has a world-class infrastructure, home to hundreds of restaurants, numerous U.S.-style supermarkets, movie theatres, exquisite hotels and many opportunities for snorkelling, dining, sightseeing and other leisurely activities. These activities add to your student experience while pursuing your MD at St. Matthew’s University.

Beautiful 7 Mile Beach located on the island of Grand Cayman

Explore underwater wonders

From clear blue waters to vibrant coral reefs, the island offers an underwater adventure home to fascinating marine life and shipwrecks as well as unique snorkelling experiences in Bioluminescent Bay.
Beautiful 7 Mile Beach located on the island of Grand Cayman

Discover island treasures

There’s lots to explore on the island including the iconic Seven Mile Beach – which is right across the street from our campus, the Mastic Trail, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and more. Delve into the rich history of the island by visiting the National Museum or Pedro St. James Castle to uncover hidden relics of the island.
Caymana Bay

A leading financial hub

With an infrastructure comparable to the U.S., and US dollars accepted everywhere, Grand Cayman is a stable financial hub with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. It’s the fifth largest financial centre in the world with a thriving tourist industry, making it an excellent place to study and explore.
Embrace Caribbean nightlife

Embrace Caribbean nightlife

Grand Cayman comes alive at night with events and entertainment catering to a range of interests. Relax with a drink and live music at one of the many beach bars and lounges, dine by the sea at Calico Jack’s or The Wharf or enjoy a serene evening on one of the island’s sunset cruises.
Beautiful 7 mile beach on the island of Grand Cayman

Find your adventure

Grand Cayman has a multitude of leisure activities bound to make anyone (even medical students!) feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Make time to unwind by paddleboarding along calm waters, kayaking through mangroves or simply relaxing with a book on one of the many beaches.
Grand Cayman seaside

Just a plane ride away

You won’t feel too far from home on Grand Cayman. As part of the British West Indies, the island’s national language is English and the culture combines British civility, American efficiency, and Caribbean charm. But if you do feel a little homesick, you are less than an hour away from Miami, or you can jump on direct international flights to Atlanta, Chicago, New York and about 20 other major cities.

Facts about Grand Cayman

  • Grand Cayman is one of the safest islands in the Caribbean with very low crime rates compared to other islands.
  • The island has one of the deepest points of the Earth’s oceans with an underwater trench reaching down seven miles.
  • You can send a postcard from ‘Hell’, a unique landmark with jagged, black limestone formations that have an eerie look.
  • The island is home to the Cayman Turtle Centre promoting conservation, protection and education on turtles.
  • It’s home to the world’s first underwater art installation featuring a collection of sculptures submerged in the ocean.

Campus Life

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine campus has the perfect blend of modernity and academic excellence against the tropical backdrop of the Cayman Islands. Our campus, located just across from the world-renowned Seven Mile Beach, offers students state-of-the-art facilities to support their learning and skill development, preparing them to take the next step in pursuing their MD degree. Students are given the opportunity to expand their learning and receive undivided attention from our medical educators and faculty in our dynamic learning spaces.

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