U.S. Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands
2 Brewers Bay

(http://www.uvi.edu) uvi is a small but respectable school founded in 1962. it is comprised of two main campuses, in st. thomas and st. croix. its mascot is the uvi buccaneer. it is a corresponding member of the ncaa and competes against ncaa ii and iii along with the intercollegiate sports organization league in puerto rico.

The public high schools have had a history of trouble with accreditation, but recent improvements have gotten them accepted on a probationary basis.

To learn about history and culture, visit St. Croix's historic landmarks. St. Croix is home to two forts one in each waterfront town and numerous historic buildings. Tours are available at Government House in Christiansted. Whim Great House and the Laweatz Museum offer tours. There is even a self guided island tour called the Heritage Tour, maps are available at various places.

To learn about food and agriculture, come to St. Croix during the annual Ag Fair. You can also visit the VI Sustainable farm call in advance and Southgate Farms both organic.

As a US territory, Americans can come here and work with no special visa. Foreigners must go through the rigorous process of obtaining a US work permit.

The economy is quite seasonal, based mostly around cruise ship calls, which taper off from May through September and peak in December and January.