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Old 12-11-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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I'm a Canadian university student and I've been recently thinking of taking a summer course somewhere in the states. Since its summer and I like coastal cities I've been mostly looking at cities close to the atlantic as it would be more expensive for me to go somewhere in the west coast. I've heard some good things about UNC at ChapHill and Wilmington and i'm considering going to school there for a couple of months. My question is how's life in Wilmington and is it a worthy choice seeing how I can pick from many other coastal cities on the East coast beside Wilmington?
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I lived in Chapel Hill for five years (grad school in computer science), and although it's a great town, it's 159 miles to the beach at Wrightsville (OK for a weekend trip, not for driving down to check out the beach before dinner). UNC at Wilmington is a much smaller school, so whether it would be a good choice for you would depend on your course of study, your desire to be at a small university vs. a big one for the summer, and whether you want to be a few hours from the beach or right on the beach.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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My question is how's life in Wilmington and is it a worthy choice seeing how I can pick from many other coastal cities on the East coast beside Wilmington?
You would have a nice summer vacation in Wilmington, though the weather is hot and humid.

I think you should be more concerned about whether the course-work would enhance your education and future job prospects.
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