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  1. Hi everyone! I'll be starting a PhD at Harvard in the Fall and I have some questions about university housing. I've decided to go for Harvard housing for my first year, since I'm an international student, so I'd have to search for flats and flatmates online, and don't really have enough money right now for the initial costs of moving (deposit + first + last month's rent + broker's fee?). I was wondering above all if anyone could elaborate on the difference between HUH and GSAS housing. Pros and cons? Which would you recommend? Thanks in advance!
  2. I am attending a top tier PhD program, which of course I'm very happy about, but I'm also scared out of my mind. I'm terrified I won't be good enough, that I'll struggle my way through it, that it'll be so much work I won't have a life outside of it, and just overall that it'll make me miserable. I say I'm happy about it but in reality I think I may be more anxious than truly happy. I also feel guilt for not feeling or expressing more excitement. People around me seem to be more excited, happier, prouder about it than I am. I should at least enjoy this moment of "I'm doing a PhD at X university!" before I actually start and it gets hard, but most of the time it just feels unreal. People say impostor's syndrome is very common in graduate school, but I haven't even started my classes yet and I'm already drowning in it, it's not letting me enjoy this success. So yeah, I'm just overall terrified. Apologies for the ranty stream of consciousness.
  3. Hi everyone! I've been invited to a campus visit with all travel expenses covered, which I'm super grateful for, but I'm conflicted about going because the dates don't work the greatest with my schedule. I could go, but it'd cause quite a bit of trouble for me. I don't have any decisions to make, since I already know for sure that I'm going there. I guess what I'm wondering is what's your experience been with campus visits. If I don't need to decide between different programs, would you say that it's still a very valuable experience? Is going worth the scheduling headaches?
  4. Hi everyone! I've been invited to a campus visit with all travel expenses covered, which I'm super grateful for, but I'm conflicted about going because the dates don't work the greatest with my schedule. I could go, but it'd cause quite a bit of trouble for me. I don't have any decisions to make, since I already know for sure that I'm going there. I guess what I'm wondering is what's your experience been with campus visits. If I don't need to decide between different programs, would you say that it's still a very valuable experience? Is going worth the scheduling headaches?
  5. Hey everyone! I'm not sure about where to ask this, but I was wondering if it's normal not to have received a funding package yet for a program I was accepted to around two weeks ago. It's a PhD program so I'm not worried I'll have no funding, but still I'm starting to get really anxious about it. Btw, congrats to everyone on your acceptances!
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