Any tips for someone attending the University of Miami?
- 0Apr 22, '08 by MmmQuiznosAnyone have any tipsfor me? I will be attending the University of Miami's program this Fall. I would really love to know how far is too far to live away from school (I am moving across the country), cause I have no idea how the traffic situation and stuff is there. Any tips about the school or the Miami area would be much appreciated!!! :bowingpur
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- 1Apr 22, '08 by linemen30I live in Ft. Lauderdale, so I know alot about UM and the area. First off, do you by chance speak spanish, because that could make a difference in the area in which you choose to live. There are some areas that the signs are in spanish and if you don't know Miami, you could get lost and if you don't speak spanish, you better have a GPS. Have alot of friends that go to UM, the area around the campus is very expensive to live. So, I am not sure how much you planned for living expenses, but your rent I am sure will be no less then 1300/month for a 1 bdr. Traffic is bad in Miami, let me know where the clinicals are and I could tell you more about that. I think alot are at Jackson and UM's new hospital they just bought. I know alot of residents that go to school at UM and live down there, I could ask them. But, I am serious when I ask if you speak spanish, if not it's ok, it just may make a difference in the area you choose to live. If you don't speak it when you get to Miami, you will by the time you leave. :wink2:
- 0Apr 23, '08 by MmmQuiznosWell I took 2 years of Spanish when I was in college, but that seems like a while now. I haven't really been able to use what I learned down here, so I am not to sure how much I have retained (the whole use it or lose it phenomenon). I think I could probably understand if I had to, but speaking would be a different story. A GPS is a good idea, I was kind of looking in to that. I don't want to end up in a different state looking for my clinical site . I really can't get lost where I am from, surrounded by ocean so you can only go so far. But I was curious, how far is to far away from the school. I can stand a little bit of traffic, but I really want to try and avoid hours on the road to and from school. Once again, any help would be appreciated. Thank ya kindley!!! As always, I'm not worthy!! hehe
- 0Apr 29, '08 by phosophorusi'm also going to UM (but in the summer). i think the above post is a little overexaggerated. I am renting a 1bdr for 600$ which is cheap but not unheard of. Just depends how you live. Personally I don't like living in ritzy areas so it's not a problem. If you know a little spanish, you'll be fine. I mean you can speak english if you need to, it's not like people will just hate on you.
Traffic is bad. You can live near coral gables, and there's lots of cheap shared room student housing there. The only catch is that clinicals are all over the city, so you probably need a car. Personally once I settle somewhere I want to set up on the metrorail line and bike it. But that's down the road.
- 1May 13, '08 by 2bcrna4heismani am looking into attending UMiami starting this fall & have been in contact w/ a few students r/t the living situation down there. what i've heard: Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Ft. Lauderdale (maybe southern part) and Miami Beach (north or south) are good places to live & I would avoid Kendal, Hialeah, and South Miami. I'm heading down next week to check out the renting scene and will let you know what I find. On a side note, I speak no english but hope I can get by learning how to say "take a deep breath in" & "you'll start to feel sleepy" in spanish. hopefully, that's all there is to it...
- 0Aug 17, '09 by phosophorusTake out as few loans as possible, study super super hard, and take charge of your education. Nursing school is much more of a free for all than it could be, and it's best if you are 10x more organized than the school. Expect confusion and disorganization, so that when it happens you're ahead not behind. Sounds like slogans, but it will make sense unfortunately soon