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Old 02-08-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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Dear all,

I am moving to UDEL, Newark to start my graduate studies. My professor offered me $18,000 a year and tuition waiver to help me settle down in Newark. I would like to know very much whether these fundings are sufficient for a foreigner to live in Newark. I heard it is very cold in winter, is there any heating facilities accessible to students in UDEL? And how is the safety? Is there anything I should take care before I come to Newark?

I would be grateful if any one could give me some suggestions? Cheers!
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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My son is a senior at UDel and safety has never really been an issue. Newark is a real college town and there are plenty of various living accommodations....I'm sure the college could help you out with suggestions. And I'm pretty sure heat won't be a problem, but pack your hat and gloves. Good luck!
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:30 AM
 
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Monophone,
Anyplace you rent will have heat. When you rent an apartment or home, there will be information regarding how to pay for it. Sometimes it's included in the cost of rent and sometimes it's extra. This site should help you see some options: Graduate Student and Family Housing

$18,000 a year is going to be difficult to live on but I suppose it would be do-able. I don't know where you are from, but all public buildings are heated. My daughter lived in Southern China for a year and had much more trouble staying warm for their short winter because her building and the school where she taught were not heated. Temperatures, never got to freezing but even 50 degrees is cold if you have to deal with it day after day - it's not like that here.

I would suggest you get on facebook and try to find some other UD students from your country for specific differences, and tips.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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With $18,000/year I think you would need to have at least 1 roommate. The Graduate Student and Housing office that the previous poster mentioned can help you with housing.

The main page of this web site http://www.city-data.com has information about the weather. It depends on where you are coming from. I moved here from the Midwest (in the United States) and find the average winter temperature of about 43 degrees F to be very warm. I never need gloves and rarely need a coat, but I see almost everyone else on campus bundled up in coats, hats, scarves and gloves.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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