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kaaat

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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    MTS/MA

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  1. Hi GradChat, I will be starting at Harvard (graduate student) in the fall. I am a female in my mid-twenties and I'm seeking another female student to live with and "apartment search" with together. I'm meeting a realtor in 2 weeks in Boston and I will be searching around the Allston/Brighton/Brookline area, as I'm unfamiliar with the area and I currently live across the country. The search so far has been disheartening. I will be searching for a 2-bedroom apartment and looking to split the costs, as I will be commuting probably every day to campus. My priorities include a location where the commute is reasonable, affordability, of course safety, and a full/decent kitchen that will allow me to cut expenses by cooking at home. I don't smoke/drink. I'm quiet, clean and dependable. I'm willing to compromise and make things work, I'm straight forward and I'm looking for someone who is the same. If anyone is interested, kindly DM me, and we can talk about details over text/call/skype, etc.
  2. I have a few questions about Allston. Please forgive my ignorance, I've been reading different comments about it's crime rates/safety concerns. Also, I'm a female in my mid twenties, I don't "go out" to clubs, bars, etc. or stay out late past midnight. Is it a reasonably safe area for a woman to live alone? How far is the commute to Harvard campus? Is public transportation to Harvard from Allston a hassle or reasonable to navigate? Are there any parts of the city that should be avoided?
  3. Can you walk to Harvard Square from Somerville and would you recommend living there? I'm totally unfamiliar with the area. I'm married, it's one of various reasons why I would prefer to have my privacy. But just to compare, in general, how much cheaper is a room mate arrangement as opposed to a small studio?
  4. Harvard. I have no knowledge whatsoever of the T-line or the local public transportation in general. I don't mind walking even 5-10 miles.
  5. I will be relocating to the Cambridge/Boston area and I'm looking to rent a studio or a 1-bedroom apartment. The most important aspect is that it will be 1) private (not a shared space in a larger house) and 2) in a relatively safe part of town. What is a reasonable price for this In the Cambridge or Somerville area? What expectations should/shouldn't I have when searching? Are there any other areas that you would suggest?
  6. I got into both, but I'm leaning toward HDS. My impression is that Second-Temple Judaism at YDS is top notch, but I'm sure there are amazing opportunities and courses for Jewish Studies at HDS and other departments in Harvard as well. Like you, I'm also waiting on YDS financial aid, but unless its anything miraculous, I doubt it will sway me, considering the stats for previous years that are consistent with what the poster above mentioned (10,000-15,000). As for the admitted student days, I doubt I will attend. My thesis defense is March 28 and I have a bunch of term papers and presentations due around that time. I want to finish the semester strong and coupled with my financial concerns, it will be a hassle. Are you worried about housing expenses/living costs? I'm a bit nervous, Boston is so expensive. I'm relocating across the country and my husband is a 3rd year PhD student and cannot move with me, so we will have a financial burden of maintaining two separate residences next year.
  7. Are you somewhat local? I live on the other side of the country and I'm not sure if I should save that 1k+, instead of going to both admitted student days. Seeing the campus won't really influence my final decision. Are you leaning toward one over the other?
  8. I got into Yale for MAR...is financial aid coming? For those still confused like I was, I did not receive an email, however I signed into my account and there was an update.
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