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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 5:10pm On Aug 28
SkinnyDude:
but but na lie ?,
Can't say, I never go that yankee Ibadan before. cheesy

Emexnairaland:
Nice one Macky, hope they accept January intake. I sent you pm bro.
They do have Spring intakes. Try to put in your application months before the deadline, a scholarship or tuition waiver is more likely with that.
For the pm, I don't reply them (my apologies).
Apply first, then we can talk privately if you have issues or special questions.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 5:16pm On Aug 28
Holyfield1:
If ones tuition is around $14,000 which can actually be sent when you're already in school.... How much should one come in with to avoid being stranded and problem at the POE if one got no family abroad?

ANSWER
It depends on the state where your school is, rent is the major factor to consider.

I like to calculate monthly - rent say $600 divided by 2 people, you can see $800 for a bigger apartment divided by 4people. All these are estimates.
Utilities - light, water, phone and internet = Approx. $100 per person.
Feeding, maybe another $100.

but remember there is an initial setup cost when you first land, approx $1,000 for 'caution deposit' for utilities and rent, buying items you didnt bring from Naija and so on.
You also need basic household items all included in the $1k for setup cost - my apartment was rented unfurnished, that is what is obtainable here.

You can save some money but getting a student to house you when you arrive, otherwise - you pay heavily for motel/hotel accommodation.
$60 a day minus feeding for one week motel stay can turn to something dangerous.


This is stritcly based on my experiences in my area.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 5:24pm On Aug 28
Breakdown -
1. Rent - Paid $500, damage deposit was $200 in total. Some apartments charge same cost of rent as deposit for entire apartment. Application fee was $40 each.

2. Light - Paid $150 deposit to set it up. First month bill was $30 total since we were cautious testing the waters, we were making sure we only consumed what was needed.

3. Water bill is coming in. Some apartments have water for free, included in rent.

4. Refuse/Gabbage - Free here, Included in rent.

5. Internet - 50mbps, you don't need a slow speed here. Materials and assingments, tests and quizes are online. Setup cost approx. $70 but costs $50 monthly ideally. Promo for now is $40monthly for first 3 months.

6. Phone - Between $20 to $50 monthly, depends on what you want.




Any questions? Call me on (361)-228-****. tongue

Other people can add their costs based on location.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by SkinnyDude(m): 7:08pm On Aug 28
MackyNaija:

Can't say, I never go that yankee Ibadan before. cheesy


They do have Spring intakes. Try to put in your application months before the deadline, a scholarship or tuition waiver is more likely with that.
For the pm, I don't reply them (my apologies).
Apply first, then we can talk privately if you have issues or special questions.
no p. When you settle down properly.. Try and visit Mississippi. And update us with stories and photos.. E no too far from Texas..
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by barondmoni: 10:33pm On Aug 28
@MackyNaija u are doing a nice job here reading the way u break down everything is jus out of this world.......i wish u 100% success in your new home and studies...u are lucky to av fled this zoo....i neva wanted to post cus my plan of moving to Yankee is nt to study 4 nw bt to hustle and probably enroll leta....pls can u advice me which visa to come in wit,amount payed per 1hr,which type work to apply for,Lyk hw much will i budget for everything including BTA, which state is more cheaper in cost of living...tnx awaiting ur response.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by amoss88: 12:36am On Aug 29
MackyNaija:

Approximately $3000.
All waivers and scholarships are in effect now.

It should be about $7700 (+ or - $200) for international students paying the full fee.
I've bin a silent follower and I must commend how u are making out time to give "hope " to som1 like me,comin to read from u daily motivates me and keeps me focus and goin...well I 'll like to ask if the $7700 is for a session or semester where u said "it should be about $7700 for international students paying the full fee... Thanks

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Hushee(m): 2:54am On Aug 29
abduldope:
thanks

You're welcome Sir.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:46am On Aug 29
SkinnyDude:
no p. When you settle down properly.. Try and visit Mississippi. And update us with stories and photos.. E no too far from Texas..
I will gladly send my account details so you'll finance the trip. smiley

barondmoni:
@MackyNaija u are doing a nice job here reading the way u break down everything is jus out of this world.......i wish u 100% success in your new home and studies...u are lucky to av fled this zoo....i neva wanted to post cus my plan of moving to Yankee is nt to study 4 nw bt to hustle and probably enroll leta....pls can u advice me which visa to come in wit,amount payed per 1hr,which type work to apply for,Lyk hw much will i budget for everything including BTA, which state is more cheaper in cost of living...tnx awaiting ur response.
My line is the F1 visa class for studies and a small village in Texas is my location, I do not have knowledge about coming to work here without a permit.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:48am On Aug 29
amoss88:
I've bin a silent follower and I must commend how u are making out time to give "hope " to som1 like me,comin to read from u daily motivates me and keeps me focus and goin...well I 'll like to ask if the $7700 is for a session or semester where u said "it should be about $7700 for international students paying the full fee... Thanks
It is per semester but with a waiver, you would fare better.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by SkinnyDude(m): 8:13am On Aug 29
MackyNaija:

I will gladly send my account details so you'll finance the trip. smiley


My line is the F1 visa class for studies and a small village in Texas is my location, I do not have knowledge about coming to work here without a permit.
No wahala. No amount is too little
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Panama07: 6:55pm On Aug 29
barondmoni:
@MackyNaija u are doing a nice job here reading the way u break down everything is jus out of this world.......i wish u 100% success in your new home and studies...u are lucky to av fled this zoo....i neva wanted to post cus my plan of moving to Yankee is nt to study 4 nw bt to hustle and probably enroll leta....pls can u advice me which visa to come in wit,amount payed per 1hr,which type work to apply for,Lyk hw much will i budget for everything including BTA, which state is more cheaper in cost of living...tnx awaiting ur response.

Majority of people here asked this question at one point trying to figure out what lies ahead before coming to Yankee including me.

I will advise you to come on F1 visa if you are thinking of graduate program because you might even get lucky to have your GA before leaving Naija otherwise you can come in with any other visa category and figure it out when you get here.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MightyFortress: 1:31am On Aug 30
Great thread

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by naninwa007(m): 7:25pm On Aug 30
MackyNaija:

It is per semester but with a waiver, you would fare better.
guy abeg are u sure because last time I checked abt their tuition it was $28000
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by amoss88: 10:26pm On Aug 30
MackyNaija:

It is per semester but with a waiver, you would fare better.
Ok thanks ...please if the money in the SOA I'm submitting is for one semester(like 8k dollars ) wil they consider such applicant or does that mean insufficient fund ?
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 1:13am On Sep 01
amoss88:

Ok thanks ...please if the money in the SOA I'm submitting is for one semester(like 8k dollars ) wil they consider such applicant or does that mean insufficient fund ?
You will need to show 28k though most people don't have access to that much money when they arrive at school.


naninwa007:
guy abeg are u sure because last time I checked abt their tuition it was $28000
Approx. 26k estimate is for a year for everything; down to the tinniest pin you would need in school.

17+k if you are granted an in-state tuition payment eligibility.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 1:23am On Sep 01
One of the classes here deh turn me for eyes...

Heavy loading of Advanced Economics... The whole class no fit breath... grin
See people dozing in class.. cheesy All men wan cry embarassed

Me sha just deh look madam Professor as she deh dish out concepts upon concepts - she breezed thru 4 chapters of advanced economics in 2 classes. angry
Shelling out terminology after terminology - only thing I could relate with was Simple Interest cheesy tongue
Compound interest sef, I don forget. This my head sha! cheesy



She asks a question and the whole place is silent.
To add insult to injury, she gave us an assignment.... I meant to say PLENTY assignments for wetin I never do for my life before... cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 1:47am On Sep 01
MackyNaija:
A little problem.. embarassed

I seem to be noticing all the ladies on bum shorts
,
Kai! The thing short die! shocked

All the thighs exposed! shocked Legs YelloW!!! I cannot describe it well, I go try steal a picture...

It is best described in pictures...

Lord deliver your people cry

About this....

The thing still short die!
I even see more wosky ones daily + some boxers type today, no jokes....

I usually don't seem to care these days, I have gotten over the shock. I only smile when I remember how shocked I was when I first noticed it.

A little over 30 days in yankee now - the experience has been a nice one! smiley




Met some 'sure boys', Naija boys are not smiling here. Men don find ways to deh run things. wink
Any further questions about the part in italics.... Direct the questions to google - it knows everything. tongue

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by LanrayMasters: 8:34am On Sep 01
Hello mackynaija, is the statement of account required before you get admission i.e. Will it be presented to the school or just for the visa interview
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 1:09pm On Sep 01
LanrayMasters:
Hello mackynaija, is the statement of account required before you get admission i.e. Will it be presented to the school or just for the visa interview
Both of them require it.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by samac(m): 2:45pm On Sep 01
Hello mackynaija, please I want to apply as an undergraduate, in tourism and management course or any course in business or art, and my WAEC is not too good as I intend using my GCE, and the year I wrote the GCE was 2011 will it be okay considered the gap year? and also the grades and mark its written on the GCE, would I need to submit my secondary Schl transcript again? cause its not in my possession, would I need to submit an English test during application process, cause I believe NGN should be exempted
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 3:14am On Sep 02
samac:
Hello mackynaija, please I want to apply as an undergraduate, in tourism and management course or any course in business or art, and my WAEC is not too good as I intend using my GCE, and the year I wrote the GCE was 2011 will it be okay considered the gap year? and also the grades and mark its written on the GCE, would I need to submit my secondary Schl transcript again? cause its not in my possession, would I need to submit an English test during application process, cause I believe NGN should be exempted

I do not know much about undergraduate admissions requirements but ensure you write all exams that are required so you can stand a chance at a scholarship.


I am soooo caught up with school work..
So much to read and assignments are due next week..
My Weekend is all booked with activities..

Tuesday is TAMU Kingsville career fair
Wednesday and Thursday is TAMU College Station career fair...
Screening of companies I would be pallying still undone, wish I could stay awake all the way till Monday night. cry

All must be attended... It will be very busy 7days from now.


In other news,
3 friends just got on-campus jobs today smiley
Glad they did, lesser financial worries + chicken wings money don sure. cheesy

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 3:15am On Sep 02
Currently in the process of getting a drivers license..

Updates with pictures will come later.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by barondmoni: 12:34pm On Sep 02
@ mackynaija and Panama thanks 4 ur replys...God Bless
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Goldenboy007(m): 2:03pm On Sep 02
Hey man...good write up. Congratulations on your admission. As you will soon be learning - US is awesome but not a bed of roses. You will work hard but you will see result of your hard work.
Stay off credit card debt, no matter how tempting. For furniture - you can get good cheap knock off from Craigslist.
Start planning for life after school from now- Also because of changing immigration policies - your best option is to get very good grades- then you may get companies ready to take you on internship for your top grades.
Join as many student associations as you can, networking will help you a lot, if you are lucky to get a Nigerian association please link up, they have lots of useful tips. That ﹰUncle ﹰBens cannot help ya case o..lol, you can Google where they sell ﹰAsian food, they have small bags of rice there. Good work writing your experience here , people will learn from it. Pm me, we can talk on phone later.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by RexCheeng: 5:01pm On Sep 02
Does the on-campus job waive tuition for the beneficiary? What are the perks?
Thanks.
MackyNaija:


In other news,
3 friends just got on-campus jobs today smiley
Glad they did, lesser financial worries + chicken wings money don sure. cheesy
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by sonnie10: 7:52pm On Sep 02
Sweeny:
Yea no sleep till money in the account is sitting in the bank growing a moustache lol
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 8:16pm On Sep 02
I deh come, I am at a seminar.

I prepared some potty this morning. Lick your lips. tongue

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Choplyf(m): 8:28am On Sep 03
Thank goodness say hurricane Harvey nor reach your side abii how the matter be for that end?
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 2:28pm On Sep 03
barondmoni:
@ mackynaija and Panama thanks 4 ur replys...God Bless
God bless you too.

Goldenboy007:
Hey man...good write up. Congratulations on your admission.
Thank you.

As you will soon be learning - US is awesome but not a bed of roses. You will work hard but you will see result of your hard work.
I am already learning that real fassssst.


Stay off credit card debt, no matter how tempting. For furniture - you can get good cheap knock off from Craigslist.
Well noted. Though there is a general fear for bedbug infested furniture here.

Start planning for life after school from now- Also because of changing immigration policies - your best option is to get very good grades- then you may get companies ready to take you on internship for your top grades.
Join as many student associations as you can, networking will help you a lot, if you are lucky to get a Nigerian association please link up, they have lots of useful tips.
Points well taken, we even did an NSBE meet and greet yesterday. More meetings will come up later + there are 2 different career fairs for this week starting today.


That ﹰUncle ﹰBens cannot help ya case o..lol, you can Google where they sell ﹰAsian food, they have small bags of rice there. Good work writing your experience here , people will learn from it. Pm me, we can talk on phone later.
This situation has been sorted, but we are still learning. Still making a few errors on buying items, this will clear soon.
Thanks Golden. smiley
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 2:30pm On Sep 03
Choplyf:
Thank goodness say hurricane Harvey nor reach your side abii how the matter be for that end?
No scratch man, it only brought 'light' rains and lot of 'cold weather'. Everything has cleared.

Got to go now, work plenty!
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 7:45am On Sep 04
Before I sleep, lemme drop this -
So many things have been happening here...
In reality or in my mind? Hmmm...

E be like say na so many questions in an assignment I suppose talk...

Not really has been happening sha, just assignment overload.

I visited TAMU-Corpus Christi today and saw why they are called the Islanders. smiley The school is beautifullll..
Manage this one picture before I sleep. More tomorrow.

I also did my first driving in Yankee.. 1hour+ from Corpus to Kingsville. wink

Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 7:49am On Sep 04
More...

Situated on an island...


Main boulevard leading into the school.

Water mass just across the road from the school.

School to the right, water to the left.

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