To go or not to go?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by paddy, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. paddy macrumors 6502a

    paddy

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    Hello all.

    I'm a student studying in Ireland and I recently applied to, and was accepted for, a study abroad programme in the US. Basically I do my third year in the US and come back for my finals. I got offered North Carolina State for the year and I accepted but I'm now getting second thoughts on it.Could anyone tell me if Raleighs a nice place to live? What's the campus like? And the people?

    I'd really appreciate any help I could get to make up my mind, really unsure what to do atm!

    Cheers, Paddy.
     
  2. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I don't know anything specific about NC State, but if it's anything like a typical college environment, you'll have a blast. I can't imagine you not having a great time, and Raleigh seems like a cool town too.

    Also, assuming you have an accent, you'll pull more wool than you'll know what to do with (or the male equivalent - I don't have any crude euphemisms for that scenario). :p
     
  3. mscriv macrumors 601

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    North Carolina is generally considered part of the South and thus people there will be polite and easy going. The #1 college sport in NC is basketball so that will be a plus if you're already a fan of the game. It sounds to me like a cool opportunity and something you would probably regret if you didn't go.

    Edit: the Wikipedia site for Raleigh, NC is quite extensive and could provide you with a lot of information.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Damn right.
    It's better to regret something you have done than regret something you haven't done!

    OP. My wife did a year in Northwestern Uni in Evanston Illinois, whilst at Sussex Uni, and she loved it. It's a great experience.

    Do it.
     
  5. timerollson macrumors 65816

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    You would cheapen your entire college experience if you don't take advantage of this opportunity.
     
  6. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

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    NC State is a VERY well respected university, and you will have a great educational experience. NC state is big into basketball, as said earlier. Have you wiki'd the college and learned about the city/town it is in? Does that city/town look like a place you could see yourself living in for almost a year?
     
  7. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Go go go! Any place is better than the *weather* in Ireland!!!
     
  8. paddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks so much guys, you've dispelled any doubts I've had! Gotta book me some flights! ;)
     
  9. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you've already decided, but . . . Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area is nice!
     
  10. paddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's good to know. Yeah I was pretty certain I was going to go anyway but I just got a few doubts today about the area it was in but it sounds like it's good. Should be some experience!
     
  11. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    As others have said Raleigh is a really great place. Have fun and let us know how it goes!!!
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'm glad you are going OP, it is a great opportunity. Make the most of it and have a great time.
     

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