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Boston...Here I Come!  
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1031 times:

Three days ago I got my acceptance into Boston University, along with a scholarship. I've discussed it with my parents and I'll most probably be moving to Boston this July. I'm really looking forward to moving to the USA.

I'd like to know what your thoughts are on Boston University and the city itself!

PS: KHI747 maybe we can go spotting and clubbing together Big grin


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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 979 times:

I spent my college years at Emerson, which was at the time a stone's throw from BU.

You'll have a fantastic time in Boston. It's truly one of the world's great cities.

Good luck!


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 978 times:

I know someone there, it's a nice school.

Try to do well there in the first few years and then transfer to Harvard. It's about the same price and in the same city.



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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Welcome...you'll love it here! Smile/happy/getting dizzy

**Ren41**


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 957 times:

As a resident of Rhode Island (borders Massachusetts to the south), I love Boston, no doubt about it. It is one of the most cosmopolitan areas I, personally, have ever experienced. BU will be a lot of fun. Cheers!


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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 954 times:



bring your wallet!


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 943 times:

A a native Bostonian I can say that Boston is the best city in the United States. It's the prettiest large city, friendly people (although that is debatable). BU is a great school with a great reputation, however the campus is so-so. Incredibly spread out across a 4km stretch of Commonwealth Avenue. The city has excellent nightlife, with things happening every night of the week. And with upwards of 50 colleges and universities in the metropolitan area (population 4.3 million) there are always new people to meet. They say that upwards of 40 per cent of Boston's population is university students. Logan is a nice airport for spotting. Not an incredible amount of variety, but with 27 million passengers a year there's always something happening there. The only major drawback is that Boston has the third highest standard of living of all American cities (only NYC and San Francisco are higher).

Good luck, you'll love Boston.

LH423



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User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Congratulations! You're moving to an all around AWESOME city. Plenty of stuff to do and if you're into nightlife you'll love it here. It's a diverse, fun, beautiful city.


Regards,
American_4275


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 916 times:

American_4275 dude, thanks maybe we can go plane spotting sometime? I can share with you all of my Dubai stories Big grin

LH423 from what I've heard you like Montreal a lot, my kinda person  Smile Anyway how's the night life in bean town? (Do they still call it that?)

Panam747 good idea!

Heavymetal, Ren41 and all the others thanks!  Smile



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User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Welcome to Boston!

It's a college kid's town without doubt. BU is located in a part of Boston that is home to several other universities and colleges, so you're bound to make lots of friends.

- MBM


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 903 times:

It's the prettiest large city, friendly people

LH, being a native of Boston, and having lived all over the country, I DON'T rate Boston's inhabitants as the friendliest per se...that is, in public on a stranger basis. Bostonians are mind-their-own-business types who, like many in the heavily populated Northeast, approach interaction with strangers with some leeriness, cause let's face it, there are some pretty diverse personalities in those parts.

Midwesterners tend to be much friendlier on a "hi how are you' basis.

BUT one thing I will say....when you MAKE A FRIEND in Boston, it's a friend for life. I've found that Bostonians are far more inclined than everywhere else I've lived to make friends they know well 'part of the family'. Bostonians are less nosy and far more protective of your confidence in them. In Dallas, gossiping is an art form. In Boston, it's still bad manners!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Marco: Love Montreal. Yep, it's still affectionately known as "Beantown" or the "Hub". Well, seeing as the drinking age is at the absurdly high age of 21, many of the clubs hold their age to that limit. go to NYC and get a real nice fake ID for $ 60-80 and that problem is all set. There are a lot of decent clubs that seem to have niches in the city. Many of the best clubs can be found on Lansdowne St, the Theatre District, and near North Station (FleetCenter). All musical tastes and themes can be satified. There are a lot of great restaurants that aren't extremely expensive. I guess to summarize: You can find something to do everynight of the week.

Heavymetal: This is true. We tend to look at friendly people as weird. However, once you've met people and become friends, Bostonians are some pretty chill people. I think we just tend to put a thicker layer of ice around us that makes it harder to break.

LH423



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Hey, welcome to Boston. It is a nice city, although I find it a little dull at times...Just beware of us drivers, some of us are pretty bad...(this does not include me, I drive the speed limit and stay on my side of the road...)

In regards to our little airport, it looks like spotting might be out of the question, as Massport does not want us up there.

Jeff


User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Marco i just read your post....i just came back from KHI a couple of days ago....
First of all congratulations on your acceptance at BU.I have been here in boston for the best part of 3 years and i can not think of any place in the world i would rather go to college. It is the ULTIMATE place for international students...nothing like it. The most unforgetable times of my life i have had here and what i would not do re-live my three years here again....specially the first one!!!!
You will love every single bit of it....you will meet people from all over the world here...clubbing scene is in a class of its own for international students......
.......in short dont think you will probably come here...you should definately come here and have the best time of your life. Establish email contact with me for more Marco...


User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 867 times:

oh how I miss those leisurely walks on the bank of the Charles River and the amazing shopping in Newbury St  Sad


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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 861 times:

LH423: 21 is over doing it don't you think? It's the same here in Dubai but most of the time we get away with fake passport photocopies. I'm sure it's harder to get into clubs in boston though. anyways, thanks for the info, appreciate it! BTW just outta curiousity are you in high school too?

KHI747: you've got mail...

everyone else thanks!



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