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Old 09-06-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Houston
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i'm a graduate student here in houston, texas and i can tell you that i love it here. anyone telling you that it would be a mistake to move here has probably never been to texas. i can't think of any other place i would rather be. we have excellent universities, great places to live and work, and the people are very friendly. my only problem with living in houston is the traffic. it's a nightmare driving from work to school and back home. but the other positives that the city has to offer far outweigh the negatives
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Definitely the UK. Anywhere but Texass!
I don't know where Texass is. Must be a borough in the UK. But Texas is in the United States of America.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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People in other parts of the country hate Texas because it's a big and powerful state. Texas may have been the wild west, but, it's also as modern and sophisticated as any other place in the world. The culture is not all cowboys and Indians, although, it's a heritage that is respected and memorialized. We do love our Alamo, but, we also love all the cosmopolatin offerings in our Big Texas cities.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Diversity in Texas: pro football, college football, high school football, peewee football...
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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hows this even a question lol , texas? nahhh yippee ki yi yay yourself to London!, partner
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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hows this even a question lol , texas? nahhh yippee ki yi yay yourself to London!, partner
Who in Texas talks like this?
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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Who in Texas talks like this?
Maybe idiots from Los Angeles who fake a Texan accent.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Diversity in Texas: pro football, college football, high school football, peewee football...
Diversity in california, adult porn, child porn, old people porn and animal porn!



Anyways, don't listen to those who haven't been to Texas, it is a very diverse and welcoming place that is accepting of everyone (especially the big cities). There is a great economy and lots to do. Try Houston, it has world class cultural amenities and is as diverse and open minded as anywhere in the country, not to mention great family friendly neighborhoods. The drawback is that it is hot and humid here and some highways are perpetually under construction.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Hi guys,

I find myself hopeless trying to take a decision so can you help please ?

I got my master's from the UK ( from one of the top 10 universities, not Oxford not Cambridge though) and I have then been offered a scholarship to do a PhD in the same university in a topic that invloves a lot of theory than practice. I would not say that the topic is not interesting but it requires alot of theory and Math which I fear I might get bored with after a while. I have accepted the offer and started and now it is a couple of months since I started. I am doing ok . I have also won the Fulbright scholarship to do a PhD in the US and I been placed with a university in Texas which is part of the Texas system. I am having a lot of trouble deciding whether I should go to the USA and start a PhD there in any more practical topic of my choice or to just stay in the UK and carry on working on this rather theoratical PhD topic.

The comparison between the two offer are summarized as follows :

MONEY : The monthly living allowance I am getting in the UK is more than I will be getting from the Fulbright, because here I can save a couple of hundred pounds a month while there in the US the stipend I am offered is just enough to get by.

UNI rankings: The British uni is one of the top 10 in the country while the American one has a less world ranking but as I said it is a part of the Texas Uni System.

CITIES : both the city in the UK and in the US are great places and one of the best places in both countries.

Research Topics : Here in the UK the topic has already been chosen and the scholarship is offered to work on this particular topic while if I go to the American university I can choose whatever topic I would like to work on.

Tuition Fees : Here in the UK all fees will be paid for the whole period of my study while the Fulbright scholarship only funds the first 2 years of the program which means one should find their way of funding the rest of their study but I believe that in the US if one does well in their study a funding could be secured.

I have been thinking for months but I am not brave enough to decide. I would appreciate any help in this matte especially that there is not much time left to make a final decision.



Thanks in advance.

Go to The UK. You will love it. When you get the chance to do something many people don't, don't loose that chance.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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[quote=sweetclimber;5184317]Diversity in california, adult porn, child porn, old people porn and animal porn![quote)


Okidoki, that sounds like someone who's been around the globe.
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