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Old 05-10-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm attending UConn this Fall, and I'm trying to figure out the best place to rent an apartment... I looked online and the best place seems to be vernon, but i can't find any transportation between vernon and storrs. As a matter of fact, I can only find bus routes between storrs/mansfield and willimantic! I hate to think these will be my only choices, since I wont get a car the first months...

Does anyone know more abt transporation in that area?

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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There really isn't much in the way of public transportation outside of the Storrs- Willimantic bus route. If you want to live in Vernon or Manchester, you pretty much need a car.
Actually, you pretty much need a car anyway in this area.
Maybe you can get a car earlier?
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:23 AM
 
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Yeah I'll try that, but I don't know how long it will be to get a US license, and then buy the car... In Greece it takes some months, I don't know in US how long ppl wait...
So I guess I'll start with Mansfield and move to Vernon when I get the car.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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That would probably be best, because getting a CT license, while not too onerous, will require you to go to one of the full service DMV (department of motor vehicle) offices. You'll probably need to drive to get to one. And you'll probably need to go more than once.

Here are a couple of sites that you might not know about that list rentals in the area.
University of Connecticut Off Campus Housing Service (requires registration)
hartford - apartments & houses for rent - backpage.com
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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Also, I just came across this information from the CT DMV (DMV: Licensing Requirements for New Residents)

"Foreign travelers on a visitor's visa may operate a motor vehicle in Connecticut for one year with a valid out of country license and an International Driver Permit which is obtained from their home country."
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Also also, I came across this at the same location
"Full time students living in Connecticut but maintaining out of state or out of country permanent residency do not have to obtain a Connecticut license as long as full-time student status is in effect. Once full-time student status is terminated (according to school records), you have 30 days to obtain a Connecticut license."

So, you just need to rent a car when you get here, and you can live in Vernon, or Manchester, which many students seem to prefer.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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WOW thanks!
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You'll probably need to drive to get to one.
lol this was funny )

So i guess once this sinks in, I'm gonna start asking abut car dealers :P
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