There is a post office on campus for your convenience. Your mail should be addressed as follows :
Ross University School of Medicine
PO Box 266
Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
You can send mail or packages through the US Post Office, DHL, or Fed-Ex to Dominica. If you are sending something that is time sensitive use DHL or Fed EX. Keep in mind that the highest custom fees are assigned to electronics, computers, cameras, CD/DVD’s etc. These items are best brought down in your carry on luggage.
(We shipped our belongings down through Amerijet, but not by air. We shipped through their ocean liner service. The closest Amerijet hub to New Orleans is Houston. Amerijet has companies they partner with that have”drop stations” all over the US. So we had a partner company in New Orleans drive our stuff to Houston. From there Amerijet shipped it to Miami then overseas for us. The website above lists all of their drop off stations).
To send things down by air tends to be more expensive. Shipping barrels by ocean is a more cost effective way to go. This is because with barrels you are not charged by the weight of the shipment (this is true for Tropical shipping, but not all shipping companies). There is only a flat fee plus cost of the barrel. We did not have the barrel option so we shipped boxes, which ship by weight.
Your boxes/barrels will be picked up in Roseau/Canefield by Mr. Alexis George’s transport service. They pay your customs fees upfront. They will deliver your items to your residence. They present you with a customs receipt, you then reimburse the deliverer or Alexis at his office.
Link to Ross University’s website for more shipping details here.
Questions about customs/duty? http://www.customs.gov.dm/