I've just gotten my acceptance letter to BSU's Fall 2009 Bachelor's Program and I'm pretty darned stoked!
However, I've never even been to Boise; and I've been hearing GOOD and BAD things about the place. It's a bit confusing.
I'd be grateful to any info you could share regarding housing, life-style, dating, the program, things-to-do/not-do, etc.
A little background: I've been in CA for the last 15yrs, am pretty progressive, straight, 39yr male, a non-boozer, healthy, single, and sane.
What sort of cost of living am I looking at? $$$ for rent and day-to-day expenses.
Ideally, I'd live alone. But is it advisable that I get a nursing student as a roommate?
I'd want to live close to campus. Anybody know cute & safe & affordable apartment near-by?
What's it like dating in Boise? (I dont drink, am not looking to get married for a while, and think it'd be a bad idea to date a classmate, assuming one would want to date a guy my age.)
With clinicals I'd have to have a car, yes?
I dont mean to come off as smug/snobby, but I've gotten spoiled by the life-style and cuisine options here in SF. Are there good/cheap/tasty ethnic (non-burrito joints) in town and cheap yoga studios?
Again, thanks for any info you guys can give!
(and for some reason, I'm not allowed to private message on here)
Hey there Erin Jane!
Super thanks for the info and suggestions. I've peeked at Boise Weekly from your suggestion; and it does look like a good resource, for sure.
Thanks for the tip about the car too. I'm pretty concerned about getting used to the snow/frost of the Boise Winters.
I'm actually headed to Boise with my big brother this weekend (11-14 July) to find a place to live and to drop in on the department.
I cant private message on this site for some reason; but if I could I'd send you my contact info.
HEY! I understand I have to get health insurance. Can you recommend one (or two)?
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