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Old 12-01-2010, 03:34 AM
 
Location: London
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Hello, ive recently been offered the oppourtunity to move to the states from the uk on a scholarship for football/soccer, where would be a good destination for a young 19 year old to move to as ive never been there before and wanted to no which states are more reknown for things to do ect. Have been virtually told i could go most places due to my cv!!

Any help much appreciated
Dean
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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That's a little like asking "where in Europe are there things to do?" A question like that is too broad to answer.

First thing I might suggest in your case is a place where the stupid-ass 21-year drinking age isn't as stringently enforced. California's a good bet; under certain specific circumstances it's legal to drink at any age.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:44 AM
 
Location: London
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so far ive had contact from colleges in california, new york and iowa but the procedure has only just started, just really wanted to no where the best place for someone like me to live would be i.e dont want to be in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do if ya get me

thanks for reply
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, there's plenty of nothing in Iowa. If you want to live in or near busy urban areas or anyplace with something more interesting to look at than flat endless fields of corn, Iowa isn't your place.

California is a very mixed bag. There's a lot of emptiness in California too, but there's also sprawling metroplexes of up to 15 million people. Where you are in California can make a big difference. California is one of the most scenic places on the planet, anything from ocean beaches, to 17,000-ft mountains, to deserts full of nothing but sand, to rich fertile farmland.

There are also rural areas of New York but no matter where you are you're always within a couple hours of some major city be it New York City, Toronto, or Boston; or smaller cities like Buffalo, Rochester or Syracuse (basically America's answer to Bristol, Liverpool and Sheffield -- not much to see but at least there's something there). New York State is also quite scenic with a lot of outdoor activities, but not as dramatic as California.

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Old 12-01-2010, 04:06 AM
 
Location: London
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haha ill rule out iowa then!!

i would say cali is the best option but as you said it depends on where abouts you go, whats the american view of english students coming across to study? as a friend told me some are more happier than others about it
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ah, you'll be treated like an honorary American. Girls will think your accent is adorable even if you have the most hilliblly Yorkshire accent imaginable.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:17 AM
 
Location: London
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ha sounds good to me! luckily ima london lad so no poor accent from me

thanks for your feedback
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: St Louis City
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St. Louis - Saint Louis University - best soccer program in the country. Most NCAA Division 1 Soccer Championships in NCAA History.

Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And of course St. Louis is an awesome city
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Honestly, buddy, I would concentrate on Los Angeles and New York City - LA has better weather, nicer people, while NYC is the big boy on the block. Don't waste your opportunity... you wont be this age ever again.

If money is an issue, you may want to look at a less expensive town like Chicago or Philadelphia. If you love warm weather, pick a school in South Florida.

Also... you may not hear it admitted... but most of us like Aussies and Brits.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Dude lives in London. LA and New York are a bargain by comparison. Not to mention it sounds like he'd be on scholarship.
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