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F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 7:02pm On Aug 03, 2017
Hello guys as the fall semester is approaching I and most New students are due to arrive i decided to open this Thread so that already experienced student already in the US can give we the noobs some Tips advices and encouragement so as to avoid repeating mistakes that will be detrimental to our studies
What are some tips for us as first year students?
what kind of lifestyle should we avoid? and lots more THANKS!!
i know there is a visa thread but its too choked up i don't think it can take two different things at once lol
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cc: ishilove please move this Fp thanks!

Ps I won't be writing in grammatical correctness so distinguished English men overlook it.

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Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by JJCE(m): 9:44am On Aug 23, 2017
Teedawg:
so my classes started yesterday after the orientation and other moving activities for freshmen and international student ... so the number one challenge most student are facing right now is buying of books ... lol this can kill your budget if you dont plan well i dont advice buying a book most of the courses you will be doing in your first semester will be dropped after you finish 1st semester so the book will be useless if you buy them unless you wanna resell them a typical book is nothing less than $100 depending on your classes so instead of using your school's bookshop which can be expensive i'll advice using sources like Amazon.com and chegg.com you can rent books there as cheap as $20 and return it at the end of the semester or you can also buy a used book on amazon if its a kinda book you will be referencing with. also if you make friends with upper classmen you can ask who took the classes you are taking in their first year most of them probably bought the books and if they havent reselled it , they will be more than happy to lend you or you can buy it cheaper from them wink
bro please I will like to know the estimate of tuition fee of your school, av sent u p.m....

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Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 3:53pm On Aug 23, 2017
JJCE:
bro please I will like to know the estimate of tuition fee of your school, av sent u p.m....
hy JJCE tuition fee alone is $28,000 with room and board makes everything $38,000 but you can some pretty cool scholarship I ended up paying $20,000 in total you could also g3t athletic scholarship

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Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by JJCE(m): 11:44pm On Sep 06, 2017
Teedawg:
hy JJCE tuition fee alone is $28,000 with room and board makes everything $38,000 but you can some pretty cool scholarship I ended up paying $20,000 in total you could also g3t athletic scholarship
I av sent u p.m...
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by banom(m): 12:46am On Sep 10, 2017
nice
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by adeniyi3971(m): 10:37pm On Nov 20, 2017
Teedawg:
hy JJCE tuition fee alone is $28,000 with room and board makes everything $38,000 but you can some pretty cool scholarship I ended up paying $20,000 in total you could also g3t athletic scholarship

nice thread Bro... please what's the name of the school
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by ABIM2016: 9:44pm On Dec 08, 2017
Abeg buzz us more at Teedawg.
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by badtlimo(m): 1:01pm On Dec 09, 2017
Teedawg:
so i headed to my room and was watching videos on youtube then my friend who told me i have had enough texted me and was asking were the others are because she left to take care of another who was drunk so i headed down to see her and she told me what was happening like the party got busted by campus security FU*ck!!!! i was like sh*t : they underage drinkers, someone drinking with minors, smoke in dorm and stuff they probably would get kicked out and most half of people there wer international student .. my friend i met on my way earlier was there not just up to 3 minutes before they were busted but he had hookah and not alcohol so he had to take a breathalyzer test and he blew 0.0 so he was good.... the whole dorm was quite that night cause shit was happening in some rooms too grin grin
as i went back to my room and made sure all people wer fine and wer being interrogated i was reflecting i was thinking " Na like so i wan take go back house after all the things they've been thru to put me here i will just dissapoint them like that i havent even done two weeks and i have been deported grin grin Village people must be involved thats why i warned them back home not to spread the news ( i am just kidding) so their school id was captured and i was so disturbed that night worried about my friends and thanking God i left earlier lol so at the end of the day no one got deported i think charges wer pressed but later taken down they wer just given a warning because o love my schools violation policy so everyone is fine and trying to perform well in classes mind you we are not shameless student without goals or not that we didnt know what brought us to school it was weekend and we wanted to chill after schools stress we deserved it just that we wer underage cool cool cool

SO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS ALCOHOL POLICY CAUSE NOT ALL SCHOOLS ARE UNDERSTANDING AND DONT DRINK ALCOHOL IF YOU ARE UNDERAGE DONT EVEN BE IN EVENTS WERE ALCOHOL IS IF YOU ARE UNDERAGE AS YOU MIGHT ALSO BE IMPLICATED SO BE SAFE
ANOTHER WEEKEND I WANNA SEE WHAT THEY WILL PLAN TO DO MAYBE WE WILL GO FOR CHURCH SERVICE FRIDAY EVENING grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
sorry if I may ask what's your age
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 6:08am On Dec 17, 2017
badtlimo:
sorry if I may ask what's your age
old enough to be in college lol
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Ololade098: 7:06pm On Dec 17, 2017
Teedawg:
old enough to be in college lol
I want to get to know you. please allow me, I need some help and info. God bless you
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by ViktorMartins(m): 11:17am On Jan 01, 2018
Teedawg:
okay hello folks got into the states on the 18th of august 2017 around 11pm used Turkish airlines those guys are horrible i had a 10 hrs lay over at Istanbul and there was no accommodation i was even lucky to get one meal i guess... any ways the POE of entry was cool and it was empty we were the available set that night at JfK just asked my why i was here thats it.
also i didnt bring any Nigerian food or anything i can not be carrying wahala to my destination the one i don chop for naija since from breast don do me lol(just kidding wink ) i feel like i should have brought some for show off lol . i cant even talk about the immigration at abuja airport lol this lady held me and one other guys document because we dont have proof of payment ( even embassy no ask me na you wan come do their job ) As she saw that we didnt want to shake body she just allowed us after like 15 minutes of speaking english lol.. well i arrived here here jfk instead of pittsburgh which is closer to my destination so i had to use a grey hound bus i will advise if you want to use a bus reserve it since from home and just take the code there and pay dont come to the port authority on the day youre leaving and start booking because a trip that would have cost me $47 or less cost me $109 undecided undecided
Hello. How can one get loans for graduate school? Thanks. Visa gotten already
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 5:24pm On Jan 01, 2018
ViktorMartins:
Hello. How can one get loans for graduate school? Thanks. Visa gotten already
yea there are a lot of loans for graduate schools also depends on your major too
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by ViktorMartins(m): 6:21pm On Jan 01, 2018
Teedawg:
yea there are a lot of loans for graduate schools also depends on your major too

Ok. Animal Sciences major

How do I access those loans
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 6:42am On Jan 09, 2018
ViktorMartins:


Ok. Animal Sciences major

How do I access those loans
There are loans like Mpower finance , prodigy finance and stilt you can check them up and see their requirements
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by ezychris(m): 8:48am On Jan 25, 2018
Hello bro how do I go about getting admitted to a college HCC(Houston community college)
to be precise and also to get my visa?
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 9:35am On Jan 25, 2018
ezychris:
Hello bro how do I go about getting admitted to a college HCC(Houston community college)
to be precise and also to get my visa?
all you have to apply to the school and get accepted first
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Lamzee(m): 5:00pm On Jan 28, 2018
Teedawg:
Please prospective and already students lol I want to take God and beg you no matter how healthy you think you are please Pay your health insurence as soon as it expires renew it immediate don't feel like you're giving out free money your life depends on it.
So I've been having this pains at my abdominal region after 4 days of bouncing the pain thinking I can endure it until it stops coupled with the fact that I am not a hospital person( I hate going to the hospital ) not until the pain made me miss my calculus class which I had a quiz and it started hindering me from doing my assignments because I have shit tonnes of assignment. Due next week did I ask my friend to drop me off at the hospital .. They did series of testes I've never had so much blood taken out of my body. cheesy then I had to do a CT scan lol as a sharp guy given i know medical care is not free i quickly googled CT scan cost so that when the nurse comes back I'll tell her I'm not doing again depending on how much it cost.. The cost ranged for $700 to $1000 . as I was still practicing how to recite my disapproval statement the nurse just entered and asked if I had my health insurance luckily I brought it out and guess what It's gonna expire in 10 days time because I only insured my health for 3 months to save cost thinking it's all going to waste . so I gave her the card she scanned it then I had to ask I ain't paying for $hit right ? She said yes then I felt relived and was able to sleep on the bed they kept me smiling imagin if my health insurance expired days ago where will I start producing that amount in short time to pay.. So now I'm back home on medication and I have promised myself the first day I feel a symptom I'll be on my way to the hospital ..(also I took a shot to my butt ) never in my life did I imagine I'll ever encounter a butt shot . after I begged the nurse for like 5 minutes to do it in my arms she refused na so I jejely pull my pant down lol .....
Sorry Bro, how is your health now?
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by ezychris(m): 3:39pm On Jan 29, 2018
Teedawg:
all you have to apply to the school and get accepted first
Thanks Teedawg, please can it be necessarily a university or I can also apply at a college?
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 12:45am On Jan 30, 2018
Lamzee:

Sorry Bro, how is your health now?
I'm recuperating Thank you!
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Teedawg: 12:46am On Jan 30, 2018
ezychris:

Thanks Teedawg, please can it be necessarily a university or I can also apply at a college?
college or university it doesn't really matter
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by Lhimeet(m): 2:22am On Jan 30, 2018
Where has this thread been all this while?... Nice thread...Keep the update coming & please spice it up with some pictures @ Teedawg cheesy
Re: F1 Students In The USA Tips Guide Advice And Caution Thread by emmayayodeji(m): 2:54am On Jan 30, 2018
na the kind thread wey i dey find be this...


@teedawg please, after i get admission into any school of my choice, is there a chance that i can still be denied Student Visa?

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