Sint Maarten Schools
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), founded in 1978, was previously located on Montserrat. Because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano in 1995, AUC moved its campus to St. Maarten later that year. A permanent campus was completed in 1998 in Cupecoy. University of St. Martin (USM) in Philipsburg. USM is an affiliate of Johnson & Wales University.