Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 43

Anyone out there have info on the school in Arecibo, PR? It is a 24 month program that begins in August. I'd love to hear anything, thanks. zzzzzgirl... Read More

  1. by   designer-mommy
    And Dafina, I sent you a PM because I didn't have one from you in my inbox for some reason. I hope you get it! Let me know
  2. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Dafina
    Designer-Mommy, I sent you a PM...hope you don't mind and I apologize for not making a formal introduction. I'm applying to Interamericana's August 2011 session and I'm planning to make a visit to the campus in March or April to make sure that they have everything that they need from me. Can anyone tell me if the school has a break during March or April? I usually visit San Juan in the summer when school isn't in session and I don't want to make that mistake this time. I also haven't been able to talk with anyone in the nursing department this time, can anyone recommend a contact or "E" to help facilitate the application process? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
    I am still catching up and I apologize if I am reposting answers that people have answered. I am going post by post.

    Dafina, Designer-Mommy should be able to get you in touch with "E." I don't have messaging availability yet and the system does not allow me to respond to people who have sent me messages. So I apologize to those of you who sent messages and I don't have enough posts to respond yet.

    Dafina and Jen_Jen88 I believe they start the orientations in May if you want to wait until then to come down. If you are here you can get a lot done. You can get accepted and registered for classes all at once. It really is a heck of a lot easier to just do it all in person. I swear if you try to get accepted over the phone, through email, and snail mail you might end up strangling someone. It is extremely aggravating as you may have read from all the previous posters in our class.

    Feel free to ask questions here and I made sure my notifications are going through now.
  3. by   Jen_Jen88
    WorldTraveling & Designer-Mommy I sent you each an email
  4. by   Dafina
    Sorry again Designer-Mommy,

    When I said PM I really should have said email; I emailed you at the address I saw listed for you. I'm not so good with the "interweb" language, LOL. Thank you for the calendar, I reserved my usual spot in Santurce from April 13 to April 20 so I will visit the campus on the 13th or 14th to make sure they have everything from me.

    Thank you as well Jen_Jen88 and WorldTravelingYogi! My friends that live in San Juan referred me to a site, clasificadosonline.com, are the rental and car listings legit or should I believe them as much as I believe craigslist? I was planning to do my final move on July 1; if orientation is in May, do you think they would do a second one like they did before classes last August?

    Again, thank you so much for the information you guys.
  5. by   kevano51
    and now the 64,000 dollar question!! are grads from inter american getting jobs in the states??
  6. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Dafina
    Sorry again Designer-Mommy,

    When I said PM I really should have said email; I emailed you at the address I saw listed for you. I'm not so good with the "interweb" language, LOL. Thank you for the calendar, I reserved my usual spot in Santurce from April 13 to April 20 so I will visit the campus on the 13th or 14th to make sure they have everything from me.

    Thank you as well Jen_Jen88 and WorldTravelingYogi! My friends that live in San Juan referred me to a site, clasificadosonline.com, are the rental and car listings legit or should I believe them as much as I believe craigslist? I was planning to do my final move on July 1; if orientation is in May, do you think they would do a second one like they did before classes last August?

    Again, thank you so much for the information you guys.
    Dafina they will probably have one at the end of May, end of June, and end of July. However you can register without going to orientation and it is not like they give you any ground breaking info. It was a nice little orientation but in the end it was basically about registering which you can do anytime.

    Dafina we should meet up on campus when you are here. Keep us updated. Designer-Mommy and I are in different classes. I am in the accelerated and she is in the normal program. For both programs the classes are at night so maybe we can meet you late afternoon and give you a tour.
  7. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from kevano51
    and now the 64,000 dollar question!! are grads from inter american getting jobs in the states??
    Kevano I don't think anyone is getting jobs right now. I know people from ivy league schools that can't get jobs. It doesn't much matter where you went to school and the fact it was Puerto Rico you can say you went here to learn Spanish (if that applies to you). It is amazing how much you understand just from living here. At the same time you don't need the language to live here. Everyone speaks English or at least they understand and if they can't answer they grab the person next to them to answer.

    The only times I have a problem with the language is on the phone when I call classified adds.

    I never studied a single word of Spanish before moving here, although my Bachelors is in French, and it is amazing how much more and more I understand each week.
  8. by   kevano51
    it just seems so odd that most of the nursing students on here recommend moving to san juan first, then applying and registering for school, my concern with that is financial aid, i would rather have my financial aid set up before i move down there as i have house payments to make here in Florida, is it even possible to get my financial aid set up first before moving?
  9. by   Dafina
    WorldTravelingYogi, meeting up sounds like a great idea; I will let you and Designer-Mommy know when I arrive. I am also applying to the accelerated program so I would love to pick your brain about the good, bad and the ugly of the program. Now I'm really getting excited!
  10. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from kevano51
    it just seems so odd that most of the nursing students on here recommend moving to san juan first, then applying and registering for school, my concern with that is financial aid, i would rather have my financial aid set up before i move down there as i have house payments to make here in Florida, is it even possible to get my financial aid set up first before moving?
    No Kevano people are coming to visit while in the application process and help push it forward and find out more info. I don't know a single person that moved here before getting into the program. And everyone in our class moved down here anywhere from a month to a day or two before class started.

    I secured an apartment in June when I was here for orientation and then moved here one week before classes started.
  11. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Dafina
    WorldTravelingYogi, meeting up sounds like a great idea; I will let you and Designer-Mommy know when I arrive. I am also applying to the accelerated program so I would love to pick your brain about the good, bad and the ugly of the program. Now I'm really getting excited!
    Designer-Mommy and I are good at brain picking. We have a lot of info. What was your Bachelors in?

    By the way everyone the old pharmacology prof was awesome but she is not teaching now. The current pharmacology professors are awful, down right awful. I would suggest if possible to take it in advance so you learn something. We have our Adult Care professor who said he would spend an hour a week trying to teach us pharm because he knows we didn't learn anything. An awesome gesture on his part. He is giving us pharm reading assignments. It's cool.
  12. by   Dafina
    My BA is in Japanese Studies but I haven't spoken in 10years so I've lost alot of the language. My intention was to go into international marketing but I soon lost the passion for the field and never made it past marketing assistant. Now I want to give something back.

    WorldTravelingYogi, do you have a yoga studio membership there? I mentioned in one of my earlier post (in July I think) on this thread that I've seen a daily yoga class on the beach in Condado but I don't know the studio. I just joined a studio here in New York and I want to continue to the practice when I get there.
  13. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Dafina
    My BA is in Japanese Studies but I haven't spoken in 10years so I've lost alot of the language. My intention was to go into international marketing but I soon lost the passion for the field and never made it past marketing assistant. Now I want to give something back.

    WorldTravelingYogi, do you have a yoga studio membership there? I mentioned in one of my earlier post (in July I think) on this thread that I've seen a daily yoga class on the beach in Condado but I don't know the studio. I just joined a studio here in New York and I want to continue to the practice when I get there.
    That's funny as my Bachelors is in French. There are quite a few other gringos in my class with Bachelors in Spanish which makes way more sense.

    Yes there are actually quite a few yoga studios here. I live next to school and the closest yoga studio to here is about 1.5 to 2 miles away. It is called Sadhana and they offer the most diverse schedule of any of the studios. They have Jivamukti, Dharma, Ashtanga, Forest, some various Vinyasa classes and even pre-natal and a non yoga class of Chi Kung. I pay for an annual membership here.

    I know the teacher that teaches at Sadhana on Mon and Wed morning teaches an Acro Yoga class on the beach. The class on the schedule is called Ashtanga but I don't particularly care for Ashtanga and her class does not seem Ashtanga to me. She says it is an Ashtanga/Anusara/Acro Yoga mix. It's a great class.

    There are sever other studios. Another popular one if you live on the beach Ocean Park has an It's Yoga. It's Yoga was started by Larry Schultz in San Francisco about 30 years ago. It is Ashtanga based but is it's own series where they use the funner, slightly more difficult poses. David Kyle is one of Larry's protege's and he opened up the studio here in PR. David is awesome. This studio only teaches Rocket Yoga and the Ashtanga Primary Series.

    There is also Samadhi Yoga but it is kind of in a weird location. They teach Yoga Area which is something that started in South America. It is supper cool and you hang from the ceiling in these hammock like things. It is totally different from any other yoga I have experienced. They also teach other vinyasa classes.

    There are other studios but I think those 3 are the main 3 and the only 3 I have been to. I know there is yoga on the beach but have never been or know anyone who has been. I know for sure that one teacher teaches Acro Yoga on the beach on Fridays.

    Let me know if you have further questions.

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