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    2017 Fall
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    PhD Linguistics

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  1. Washington, DC and Maryland suburbs

    Hello, everyone I will also be attending Georgetown in the Fall! I have been looking for apartments/studios/rooms on Craigslist, Padmapper and Georgetown's housing website for some time now, just to have a good idea of the possibilities. They posted on the Facebook group for incoming students that Georgetown is finalizing an agreement for graduate housing at two locations in Northern Virginia, so we'll see about that... Ideally, I wish I could find an affordable room (below $1000, utilities not included) not so far from the main campus (30/40 min walk max), but my boyfriend will be moving in with me and most people seem not to be fond of the idea of having two people share a room (although we would obviously pay double for the utilities). In addition, we'll be moving from overseas, so we can't really schedule apartment visits and naturally most landlords (and current tenants) want to meet their prospective tenants/housemates before making any decisions. So it is very likely we will have to get a studio, which is at least $1300/1400 I really hope we can find something cheaper, we are on a very tight budget.
  2. Hello, everyone I have a few questions about visa issues: I have been in a relationship for a few years now and I intend to bring my boyfriend along (we would get married in our home country so that he would be able to apply for an F2/J2). Has anyone had any experiences, applying for an F2/J2 and being in a same-sex relationship, or maybe heard of anyone who’s had such experiences? Would we be treated just like any other couple or could we have problems? My other concern is related to employment authorization. My boyfriend / spouse-to-be does not have a university degree, so he would have to apply for jobs that do not require a university degree – such as catering, working as a waiter, salesperson, etc – just so that he doesn’t get bored to death and maintains a certain level of financial independence from me. What is the probability of getting a work authorization as a J2 if you don’t have a degree? I ask this because I would rather not apply for a J1 so that he could get a J2 if there really isn’t that much of a chance of getting an employment authorization (I don’t wanna run the risk of being under the 2-year requirement for no good reason).
  3. Fall 2017 PhD Application

    One of those was mine. I believe they do it by subfield, that's why there were so many acceptances/rejections only for Applied Linguistics back in January. And even within the same subfield, I think they do not send out decisions all at once. As @2017 said above, s/he got her/his acceptance for Socio on Feb 1st. I only got mine yesterday. So don't lose hope, there's still a chance! @2017 I wonder about the probability of getting funding, as I've seen in the past results that many people ended up being admitted without funding :/ The wait until March is gonna kill me.
  4. Fall 2017 PhD Application

    @Lukebw Yes, it is! And unfortunately when I contacted my main POI at Michigan she said she was about to retire Yet, I applied anyway and mentioned some other people with whom I could also work.
  5. Fall 2017 PhD Application

    Hi, I've been lurking around for quite some time now, but never posted anything haha @songofgallifrey I also applied to Georgetown and Stanford (both in Sociolinguistics). In addition, I applied to the University of Michigan (Sociolinguistics), and UC Santa Barbara and CU-Boulder (Sociocultural Linguistics). Wish y'all good luck!