Things to Do
Being on top of your studies as a veterinary student is important, but so is finding a balance, and having a little downtime for yourself—and you can find that, and more if you explore St. Kitts.
With beautiful beaches, historical sites and outdoor activities, you will always find something to do when you need a study break. From diving to snorkeling, hiking and fishing, St. Kitts and Nevis both offer a variety of activities to take part in.
Nevis is the sister island of the Federation, located a short 30-minute ferry ride from St. Kitts. Nevis is a popular "staycation" spot for both students and St. Kitts residents as it has a quiet atmosphere and a variety of hotels and guesthouses on island. Nevis also hosts different events throughout the year including the Nevis Blues Festival and the Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim.
Included below are just a few attractions and things to do in St. Kitts and Nevis below. A full list can browsed through the St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Authorities.
Brimstone Hill Fortress
The National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance, and a "must see" site for both tourists and residents in St. Kitts
St. Kitts Scenic Railway
"The Sugar Train" offers RUSVM students (ID required), faculty, and family members the local rate of EC$120.00 to ride the new double deck trains. These luxurious railcars were built specifically for touring the island of St. Kitts on the tracks of the current working sugar trains. To make reservations, call 869-465-7263, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.StKittsScenicRailway.com.
Offered through Sky Safari Tours, you can zip-line above the St. Kitts rain forest, with a view of neighboring islands and historical sites. (869) 466-4259
Nevis Hot Springs
For centuries, visitors have enjoyed the hot springs at Bath Village. Nearby is the Bath Hotel, built in 1778 and the first luxury hotel in the West Indies.
Nevis Triathlon and Nevis Running Festival
Competitors from all over the globe join to compete in the Nevis Triathlon, and Nevis Running Festival, both held yearly.
Student Clubs and Organizations
As a student, you can join a variety of student-led clubs and organizations that help you connect with the island and local community. There are also many island events such as local marathons, triathlons and hashes.
Spouses of students who are living on island can get involved with the The Very Important Partner (VIP) Club. The club was established as a support and social group for spouses, partners, and significant others of students attending RUSVM. Some of the activities planned by the VIPs include weekly volleyball games, hikes, trips, and dinners.