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Old 12-31-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
Thank you for taking the time to read my post!!! I am 24 years old and was born and raised in Long Island, New York. I have a Bachelors degree and am also a certified Holistic Health and Wellness Counselor. I have recently decided to go back to school and get my Masters Degree in Acupunture and Chinese Medicine. I am having a really hard time decideing between moving to the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area or Houston. I will be taking out loans to go back to school so money is defintily a huge factor. Also I am moving alone with my two dogs one is an American Bulldog(very Big), and the other is a pug so thats also a concern for me in Miami I herd they are very strict with breads resembling Pitbulls. I really appreciate a diverse integrated city considering that I am from New York and that is what I am used to. I also want to feel as safe as possible where ever I live considering I am making the move alone. If anyone has any advice for me at all I would be very gratefull. I have spent alot of time in Miami but have never been to Houston. Thank you soooo much, and I hope somone can help!!!

Please excuse my horrible spelling and grammer!!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Houston would be the most diverse out of the two with a larger Asian population. Which might appreciate acupuncture more.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Houston
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You may have a difficult time finding a school here to get a master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. The University of Houston and Rice University are the two biggest schools in town and then we have The University of St. Thomas and Houston Baptist University. You might want to research those schools and see if they have a program in your field. That may help you decide.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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You may have a difficult time finding a school here to get a master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. The University of Houston and Rice University are the two biggest schools in town and then we have The University of St. Thomas and Houston Baptist University. You might want to research those schools and see if they have a program in your field. That may help you decide.
I found one in under a minute. American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine - Shaping the Future of Healthcare I'd assumed she'd already found schools in both cities and was trying to choose between the two locations.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Hey, yea I actualy did find amazing schools in both PLaces the only difference is with the School in Florida, I have to get an additional Bachelors degree in Health Science, as opposed to just a masters degee in Chinese Medicine. Its only 20 more credits and the same amount of time for the program. However, I do already have a Bachelors degree, on the other hand, it would only give me more crediblity!!! My main concern is the stereotypes of Teaxs. I have never been there, I only here read great things about Houston when I am on the forum, but when I ask around I here nothing but negative things. People say I wont "fit in" with the people, and that Texas is mostly Mexican. I love Mexican Poeple and Culture, but I also love other cultures and would appreciate a diverse and integrated mix of people. I am also really concerned with night life, in hOUston and if its going to be segrated or not. And wanted to know if it it possible to walk from point A to Point B in Houston or if I would have to drive everywhere? THank you all again for taking the time to help me out!!! Happy New Year!!!
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Hey, yea I actualy did find amazing schools in both PLaces the only difference is with the School in Florida, I have to get an additional Bachelors degree in Health Science, as opposed to just a masters degee in Chinese Medicine. Its only 20 more credits and the same amount of time for the program. However, I do already have a Bachelors degree, on the other hand, it would only give me more crediblity!!! My main concern is the stereotypes of Teaxs. I have never been there, I only here read great things about Houston when I am on the forum, but when I ask around I here nothing but negative things. People say I wont "fit in" with the people, and that Texas is mostly Mexican. I love Mexican Poeple and Culture, but I also love other cultures and would appreciate a diverse and integrated mix of people. I am also really concerned with night life, in hOUston and if its going to be segrated or not. And wanted to know if it it possible to walk from point A to Point B in Houston or if I would have to drive everywhere? THank you all again for taking the time to help me out!!! Happy New Year!!!
Don't worry about those people saying negative things. They hate on Houston because it's in Texas, and because of the Bush family, and Big Oil. There's much more to Houston than that. The only thing is you will have to drive everywhere. The other stuff I wouldn't worry about. You'll be fine. It's diverse and integrated (the most diverse and integrated in Texas), and the nightlife is good, although it's no NYC obviously. Live inside the loop. That's where most of the culture --bars, clubs, museums, restaurants, etc.-- is. One thing I've been reading lately is that Houston is like a mix of L.A., New Orleans, and either Atlanta or Mexico City, alternately, and I would have to agree with that assessment as being pretty spot-on. Poet and professor Mark Doty divides his time between Houston and the Northeast and wrote a good article that does a pretty good job summing Houston up. Southern Comfort | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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In Houston you will have a much easier time getting a job. Better paying as well.

Houston is MUCH cheaper.

Houston is more friendly.

Houston is more diverse.



Ft Lauderdale is MUCH more scenic.

Ft Lauderdale has better resturaunts/nightlife.

Ft Lauderdale has a beach.

Ft Lauderdale is milder in the winter.



Honestly I like Ft Lauderdale better but Florida got hit much worse with the economy. Given the current situation I would lean toward Houston.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Thank you for your time and advice!!! My main concern is if I will be able to make money doing Holistic Health Couseling in either place? Im worried that tourism might be an issue for me in florida, and that Houston might not be open to a Holistic aproach to nutrition. Also, where ever I do decide to go to school I am commiting to at least 5 years, and because thats going to be the ages 25-30 for me I am afraid that I will not be able to live in Houston for that amount of time. On the flip side, I am also concerned that I will miss the feel of a Big city, living in Florida. If anyone can help me out or give their opinion I would really appreciate it. I feel like im making the biggest deccision of my life, and all of my friends and family either don't ant me to go, or think i should go to Florida because it's more familar to them. Soooooo....im really hoping I get get some good suggestions. Also I know everyone seems to be tired of hearing about Houston, so I apologize for bringing it up.......again!!! But I guess it's wort talking about!!! HAHA
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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This whole thread is weakly executed flame. Houston would be segregated but redneck Ft. Lauderdale would not be? ROFL
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Can Houston ever be mentioned on this forum without somebody getting overly defensive about it? Jesus, I didn't even see anybody attacking it yet. Chill.
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