The Université des Antilles is the only French university in the Caribbean. Between 1970 and 2000, five campuses were established on each of the three French Overseas Departments in the region: French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Today, UAG has a total of 12,000 students enrolled at two campuses in French Guiana, two in Guadeloupe and one in Martinique. The campuses are locally ruled by administrative bodies called pôles. UAG enrolls about 500 international students from Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and the United States.
ISEP students have two campuses to choose from: Guadeloupe or Martinique. While students can take a wide variety of courses at each campus, students should note that the French as a Foreign language department is taught in Martinique only at the Institute for Francophone Studies.
Guadeloupe - Fouillole CampusFouillole, Guadeloupe (France) Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in FouilloleLanguage(s) spoke on campus: French-Based Creoles and pidgins, French
The archipelago of Guadeloupe includes the islands of St Barthélémy, St. Martin, les Saintes, la Désirade, Marie-Galante and Guadeloupe itself. The main city of Basse-Terre is located on Guadeloupe. The two AUG campuses are located in Pointe-à-Pitre (Grande-Terre) and St. Claude (Basse-Terre).
The Guadeloupe campus is comprised of four different departments: science, medicine, law/economics and STAPS (sports science). While there are two campuses, ISEP students take courses at the Fouillole Campus in Pointe-à-Pitre. Pointe-à-Pitre is a vibrant city full of history dating back to the 1800s. There are many monuments, museums and historical centers for students to learn about the local culture and customs. The city also offers great shopping, dining, nightlife and nearby picturesque beaches.
Martinique - SchoelcherSchoelcher, Martinique (France) Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in SchoelcherLanguage(s) spoke on campus: French-Based Creoles and pidgins, French
Martinique is the second largest island making up the islands of the French Lesser Antilles. It is home to the active volcano Mount Pelee, which erupted in 1902. The main city, with a population just under 100,000, is Fort-de-France. The campus is in the town of Schoelcher.
The Martinique campus is comprised of the faculty of arts and humanities, faculty of law and economics and the UFR of Medicine. Schoelcher is a university town with a variety of shopping, nightlife and student activities. Students can also take advantage of the gorgeous flora and fauna, as well as the amazing beaches and laid back Carribean culture.