nhyn Posted February 19, 2011 Share Posted February 19, 2011 (edited) I'm going to grad school in Fall 2011 in a suburban area 15 mins from a big city. Since I'll be moving to a new place (i've lived there before but only for a summer), and only know about 2 people from college there, I was thinking about ways to integrate myself into this new community (the department, the school, the area, the city, etc.). I understand that I will be very busy (it's a research phd program), and I'm also living with my partner, so I probably don't have time to do much, but I was hoping to maybe do join a pottery club or do something fun from time to time during the weekends. I'm an international student, and while I've spent 3 years here in the US for college, my college is in the middle of nowhere, there has never been anything "urban" to do (even though I'm spoiled by how easy it is to participate in college events and stuff), so I don't really know how to go about building a new life in a new city... So I guess my question is, for those of you who are currently grad students, what do you do to keep a good balance between work and life? Do you maintain hobbies, or join some activity in your area? How would you suggest going about getting familiar with the new community? Edited February 19, 2011 by nhyn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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