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  1. NYPL is a good option if you can't get an alternative affiliation. You can apply to their research rooms which give you card access to a quiet working space, order their collections to be delivered to the room and you can ILL. https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/schwarzman/research-study-rooms
  2. It does feel like that and it's kind of disconcerting after spending so many months hoping to impress these people. I guess it's a bit of imposter syndrome already creeping in which I'm trying to keep a handle on. You're right about turning down an offer feeling so daunting but the perspective that at the end of the day, it's not that important is exactly it! Thanks for your words of reassurance Thank you for this advice! I was planning to ask to speak to current graduate students but asking to speak to other internationals is definitely a good idea.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker on these forums and will probably post more as I come to making decisions (I have three offers that I'm deciding between). I'm an international student and can't go on any of the visit days due to visa issues, so I've been emailing and will skype with my POIs to help me decide. One of my three offers is probably the one I will accept but I haven't fully committed to it yet because it is such a big decision. I'm not sure how open to be about this with the POIs -- one of them at another choice has suggested he could advocate for housing for me to help me make
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