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Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by CProf: 3:34pm On Jun 09, 2016
Good day nairalanders,
I need your advice and help on what to do because I am totally confused.
I am 23, holds a Bsc from a Nigerian university.
I recently got into a masters program in the US with full tuition waiver and a generous monthly stipend that would cater for my living expenses. I already have my particulars to apply for my F1 student visa but I'm scared because of the uncertainty that lies ahead; also the exchange rate is not helping matters cry
I am sure I would get the visa but as I'm talking, I only have 100k left on me because I spent a lot during the application processes.
I can huzzle and get my flight fee because I still have 2 months to resumption.
Now, my headache is that I would still need up to $2000(roughly #700,000) to survive for the first month, pay health insurance and other small fees before I start receiving my monthly stipend of $1500.
School resumes August 14, what should I do?
Tried taking up loan from the bank but didn't work out.
I am confused at the moment.
Should I go ahead and get the flight fee, get to US with almost no amount except God provides an helper?
Or should I just forget about my America dream
I have exhausted all my options, God help me.
Please advice a brother.

N.B
My parents are old pensioners that only God knows when the government would answer them.



I am at a crucial point in my life.
Thanks

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by megaik: 3:53pm On Jun 09, 2016
Pls tell me how you got admission with stipend .... then we can discuss further strongly. I may help you.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by CProf: 4:13pm On Jun 09, 2016
megaik:
Pls tell me how you got admission with stipend .... then we can discuss further strongly. I may help you.
I wrote the standard tests GRE and TOEFL.
Had 320 in GRE 115 in TOEFL.
Also my cgpa was ok, 3.3/4.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by CProf: 5:05pm On Jun 09, 2016
Please mods, help me push this to FP
Lalasticlala

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by GoldCircle: 5:55pm On Jun 09, 2016
Take your chances my broda. You will survive. you may 'technically' have to hustle your way through till things level,

Grab your chance. You are a survivor!

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Addicted2Women: 6:02pm On Jun 09, 2016
Who told you that you need $2000 to survive for the first month ??
Have you ever heard of Chinese buffet ?? Price rite ??
Wetin you wan chop ??
A loaf of bread is 99 cent

Food is the cheapest thing you can buy in America.

You need no health insurance.

Again, where this country called Nigeria is headed to, you better get the fucck out.

Welcome to the land of opportunities.
Even if you graduate, you will still stay here for a long time before you start thinking of going back

America is the only and best country in the whole wide world, other countries are just local governments

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by McBrooklyn(m): 6:03pm On Jun 09, 2016
UK Is The Damn Deal Man!!! Oya, Come and be going!!

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Flashh: 6:03pm On Jun 09, 2016
There are two decisions involved for you here Mr... If you want to take the risk, you can go on and travel to the U.S.

If you don't want to take the risk, stay in Nigeria. (You can achieve anywhere).

It all depends on you.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by sukkot: 6:03pm On Jun 09, 2016
good question
Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by sukkot: 6:03pm On Jun 09, 2016
embarassed

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by MosakuAW(m): 6:03pm On Jun 09, 2016
Give it a trial. You have started it and dont let your fear kill your dreams.

You are not the owner of tomorrow, this belongs to God only. If you can survive Naija University with little or no stipend why cant you try and survive for few months before receiving the 1500 dollars.

It's your dream, pls grab it and pray to God to see you through.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by tensazangetsu: 6:04pm On Jun 09, 2016
I would advise you to risk it o. Life is all about risk men. Even if it means staying under the bridge get that education o.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by opalu: 6:04pm On Jun 09, 2016
Don't forget about it. There is possibility in every impossibility

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Seeeeeeee: 6:04pm On Jun 09, 2016
Hmmm nairalanders should i apply for buhari meager 23,000 graduate teacher's job or i keep my Bachelor Of Engineering Degree at home? If i think of the money i will earn & how i suffered to get that degree, i can't control tears rolling down my eyes. Honest response please!

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Big4wig(m): 6:05pm On Jun 09, 2016
From ur reply above,its obvious dat u av d brain for education..Risk it bro,wat ur experiencing now would soon be ur success story...You get to a point in your life where you're just too tired to explain anything to anyone..U wil survive

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by admax(m): 6:05pm On Jun 09, 2016
Talk to your relatives, friends, etc Do all you can to get the money, if not possible please stay in the country.

You can travel for your Masters later. Who will change this country if you run away now?

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Deen77: 6:05pm On Jun 09, 2016
Hope, success is coming Ur way.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by XtraSmooth404: 6:05pm On Jun 09, 2016
Life is full of such tough choices to make. If I may ask @OP, if you don't go to America, what's the plan B?

If plan B isn't worth it, then you might just have to borrow from uncle's or family friends. I don't mind quitting my job for such opportunity grin Naija don tire me sad

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by tdayof(m): 6:06pm On Jun 09, 2016
Go for it bro.. Life is all about risk..

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by tsamson(m): 6:06pm On Jun 09, 2016
Hmmm.... This Piece of Land is for Sale....

*Modified*

"If you think you can, then you can! If you think you can't, then you're right!" -Robert Mubagbe
Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by tiamiyukunle69(m): 6:06pm On Jun 09, 2016
Give it all you can bro. It's certain with God's help you will recover all later in the future. All the best Baba
Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by MsNas(f): 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
CProf:
Good day nairalanders,
I need your advice and help on what to do because I am totally confused.
I am 23, holds a Bsc from a Nigerian university.
I recently got into a masters program in the US with full tuition waiver and a generous monthly stipend that would cater for my living expenses. I already have my particulars to apply for my F1 student visa but I'm scared because of the uncertainty that lies ahead; also the exchange rate is not helping matters cry
I am sure I would get the visa but as I'm talking, I only have 100k left on me because I spent a lot during the application processes.
I can huzzle and get my flight fee because I still have 2 months to resumption.
Now, my headache is that I would still need up to $2000(roughly #700,000) to survive for the first month, pay health insurance and other small fees before I start receiving my monthly stipend of $1500.
School resumes August 14, what should I do?
Tried taking up loan from the bank but didn't work out.
I am confused at the moment.
Should I go ahead and get the flight fee, get to US with almost no amount except God provides an helper?
Or should I just forget about my America dream
I have exhausted all my options, God help me.
Please advice a brother.

N.B
My parents are old pensioners that only God knows when the government would answer them.



I am at a crucial point in my life.
Thanks
I have a few questions for you...

1. What is your major?
2. What city/State are you going to?
3. Care to tell me what you need the $2000 for in the beginning? I mean break it down for me...
4. What do you do presently in Nigeria?


Answer those questions and I can give answers to your concerns based on your answers to the questions I asked above

CProf:


1 &2). I studied industrial chemistry, going for MS Environmental chemistry at University of Rhode island,, Kingston.
3) I would pay a deposit of $600 befr registration.
Health insurance is $400/semester and i must pay befr reg. I checked up rooms on craiglist and the cheapest is $500/month. $300-$500 for miscellanous.
4) I finished NYSC in April. Currently coaching some students for neco and GRE where I make 60/month

From your answers, I will advise you to go for it. You're in the STEM field and you have a good chance of landing a job. I don't know much about RI (Rhode Island), but from my research about the town, it's a pretty small town. Cost of living is low You have a high survival chance. I don't know why your school is insisting you pay for health insurance upfront though, most schools will put it in your student bill and you can pay later. Contact the International Student Office or the Students Accounts Office to be double sure about the payment.

Try and connect with Nigerian students who are currently studying in the same school, they might help out with accommodation for a while, pending when you start getting your paycheck. If not, try to hustle the money from Nigeria and pay back when you get your checks. All in all, it's worth a shot and you'll be a fool (excuse my language, cheesy) to pass up on this opportunity. You've got a really good offer that many would kill for. Don't throw it away.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Adaowerri111: 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
stay put, America is no Asia
Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Finestlex(m): 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
the first question i wanna ask is " what do you do in Nigeria now" ? do you have a good job? with the present naija situation, i dont know what the future holds in naija. grab the visa first, then see how it goes
CProf:
Good day nairalanders,
I need your advice and help on what to do because I am totally confused.
I am 23, holds a Bsc from a Nigerian university.
I recently got into a masters program in the US with full tuition waiver and a generous monthly stipend that would cater for my living expenses. I already have my particulars to apply for my F1 student visa but I'm scared because of the uncertainty that lies ahead; also the exchange rate is not helping matters cry
I am sure I would get the visa but as I'm talking, I only have 100k left on me because I spent a lot during the application processes.
I can huzzle and get my flight fee because I still have 2 months to resumption.
Now, my headache is that I would still need up to $2000(roughly #700,000) to survive for the first month, pay health insurance and other small fees before I start receiving my monthly stipend of $1500.
School resumes August 14, what should I do?
Tried taking up loan from the bank but didn't work out.
I am confused at the moment.
Should I go ahead and get the flight fee, get to US with almost no amount except God provides an helper?
Or should I just forget about my America dream
I have exhausted all my options, God help me.
Please advice a brother.

N.B
My parents are old pensioners that only God knows when the government would answer them.



I am at a crucial point in my life.
Thanks
Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Bugatie(m): 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
megaik:
Pls tell me how you got admission with stipend .... then we can discuss further strongly. I may help you.

Sharp guy cool

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by ife01(m): 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
How can you even think of forgetting about it?

Go grab that Masters degree please.

You'll survive!

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by Theotherella(f): 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
Mehnnnn don't forget about it... If na to borrow then do after you will pay back little by little
Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by olive282(f): 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
Do it...der must b a way wen u gt der...wen u mk it u'l luk bk at dz sufferings nd smile
Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by valencia25(m): 6:07pm On Jun 09, 2016
Don't give up on that dream, get out of Nigeria while you can... Awa ti sign, we dn turn Mario for the situation.

Na here we go dy when $1 = N1 cool

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by FaskRolce: 6:08pm On Jun 09, 2016
Man, jump on the wagon. You will survive. Opportunity like this doesn't come everyone's way. Pls pm the details of how you got that offer. Me sef dey interested. I'm running my Masters presently.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by lrna01: 6:08pm On Jun 09, 2016
No don't go. Stay in this country that is facing imminent recession. In fact u can spend that 100k on your girlfriend.
To be sincere with u, if u can disappear to the us without flight please do.
Don't look back brother. Look for the closest Nigeria community there and tag with them for meals at least. There are so many churches that do food pantry; u can pack foods for free that u wouldn't be able to buy in naija.

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Re: Should I Go To America Or Forget About It? by allanphash7(m): 6:08pm On Jun 09, 2016
Stay in Nigeria o

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