EXPLORE BARBADOS

Washington University of Barbados is aspiring to be one among the
top Medical Universities in the Caribbean.

ABOUT BARBADOS:

Tranquil waters, white sand beaches, picturesque skies. Barbados is one of the most desirable destinations in the world. The island is by the Atlantic Ocean and is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles. It is considered flat compared to other neighboring islands. Barbados was once a British colony and still has intriguing remnants of its colonizers. Those who are interested can take a tour to any of the historical sites such as The Sunbury Plantation, George Washington House, Barbados Museum & Historical Society to name a few.

The climate is tropical with temperatures ranging between 80-86 degrees Fahrenheit (27-30 degrees Celsius) and 70-76% humidity for most of the year. On these days it is best to take a dip in the refreshing, calm waters at any one of the island’s beautiful beaches. Visitors and locals take to the water and swim with the turtles, or cruise on a Glass Bottom Boat or the Catamaran. To cool down, one can have a drink and a bread two (two fishcakes in a bun) at a beach bar like Mullins Beach, Copacabana, Boat Yard or Pirate’s Cove and many others.

But Barbados tends to cool down by the night thanks to the Tradewinds coming off the Atlantic Ocean. Many head to Oistins for its lively nightlife and delectable seafood. Known for great music, good vibes and superb food.

Barbados only has two seasons. The rainy and dry seasons. Typically, the rainy season runs from June to October and the dry season, January to June.

Other Facts About Barbados:

  • As of 2018 the population of Barbados is 286, 388. The majority of the population is Christian, consisting predominantly of Seven Day Adventist, Anglican, Methodist and Pentecostal. Smaller groups include Jehovah Witness, Catholicism, Baha’i, Hinduism, and Muslim.
  • Barbados has a free education system and a literacy rate of 97%.
  • Barbadians or Bajans are known for their amiable and warm nature.
  • Barbados is the 3rd oldest Parliamentary democracy in the world, with uninterrupted parliamentary governance since 1639.
  • It also has pure drinking water. Barbados is a famous tourist destination with around 500,000 visitors per year.
  • Barbados is the most developed Caribbean island country and is also in the top 5 most developed countries in the Western hemisphere, alongside the U.S. and Canada.

THINGS TO DO:

Catamaran Cruises:

  • Jammin’ Catamaran Cruises - http://www.jammincats.com
  • Tiami Catamaran Cruises - http://tiamicatamarancruises.com
  • Cool Runnings Catamaran Sail Cruises - http://www.coolrunningsbarbados.com
  • El Tigre Cruises - http://www.eltigrecruises.com
  • HappyDaze Catamaran Barbados - http://www.happydazebarbados.com
  • Silver Moon Catamaran Cruises - https://silvermoonbarbados.com

Nature Tours

Harrison’s Cave

Explore the flowing streams, towering columns, and deep pools of pristine water in Harrison's Cave. Witness the majesty of the stalagmites and stalactites within this living cave. (http://www.harrisonscave.com)

Animal Flower Cave

The Animal Flower Cave is located in the parish of St.Lucy. The name comes from the sea anemones found in the pools of the cave. Some of these pools are deep enough for you to swim in.

The Wildlife Reserve

Barbados does not have a zoo but there is the Wildlife Reserve. Visitors can witness all the exotic animals including the Green Monkey!

Farley Hill

Breathtaking scenery, set in the grounds of the once regal Farley Hill house. A mansion in ruins, tucked away in a forest of mahogany trees, high up on a hill overlooking the rugged Atlantic coast, Farley Hill is an ideal spot to picnic, escape into nature, hide in the shade of a comforting tree and to simply stare out to sea.

HISTORICAL TOURS

St. Nicholas Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey, located in the parish of St.Peter, was built in 1660 and is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere.

George Washington House

The young George Washington and his ailing brother Lawrence resided in this historic plantation house, also known as Bush Hill House, for two months in 1751.

Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Located in Barbados' UNESCO World Heritage Property, the Barbados Museum’s galleries are housed in 19th century military prison buildings and reveal the island’s rich history, culture and heritage.

Blackwoods Screw Dock

A beautiful and unique historic site; the only remaining screw dock of its kind in the world featuring a historic Maritime Centre as well as Blackwood’s Tavern.

For more information on all the islands tours and attractions, please visit the island’s tourism site (https://www.visitbarbados.org/things-to-do/itineraries/barbados-museums-and-heritage-tours).

Why
Washington
University
of Barbados?
An Established Institution

An Established Institution
WUB is a renowned healthcare institution that has offered Medical Degrees for well over a decade.

An International Career

An International Career
Join our international medical community where classes are taught in English by experienced professors and medical doctors from around the world.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience
Direct clinical experience is supported by a solid tutoring system and starts in your third year, which gives you considerable practical experience.

Innovative and Active Teaching

Innovative and Active Teaching
WUB curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of active learning methods based on a student-centred approach (Problem-Based Learning, Case method, Concept maps, Simulated patients).

Barbados

Barbados
Enjoy the style, culture, gastronomy and entertainment of one of Barbados's most exciting cities. Venture further to experience the delights of Barbados or use the opportunity to learn Barbados.

Advanced Research and Technology

Advanced Research and Technology
WUB can count on state-of-the-art technologies and research experience. A new simulation centre of 1000 sm, designed according to the highest technological standards, will be ready for autumn 2018.

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