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    Any current students have any leads on housing?

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    Do you mean housing on Statia? I sent an email last week and didn't receive a reply yet. I called the NY office yesterday and they recommend that you call instead!

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    Yeah Oil, I was talking about Statia. I will try calling but from what I read there isnt much quality control from the housing folks. It would be great if some of the current students could chime in on the topic.

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    Your best bet is to call the administration on the island and inquire. There is someone assigned to housing and will help you find what places are available and which ones are taken. There is a list on the USESOM website that will give you an idea on what places are available. I have not looked at it recently so I don't know when it was last updated, but they usually keep it up to date. There will be several places opening up at the end of the semester from 5th term students leaving the island and admin will know which ones those are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kewlwhip View Post
    Your best bet is to call the administration on the island and inquire. There is someone assigned to housing and will help you find what places are available and which ones are taken. There is a list on the USESOM website that will give you an idea on what places are available. I have not looked at it recently so I don't know when it was last updated, but they usually keep it up to date. There will be several places opening up at the end of the semester from 5th term students leaving the island and admin will know which ones those are.
    I just called this morning and spoke with Erva. She told me that the Princess Garden is the closest to the school. Also, she was telling me that Cherry Tree for instance is 15 - 20 minutes depending if I'm willing to walk uphill. Can you please give me me some advice - is it strenuous going uphill so it would be better to stick with places in Princess Garden? Or other places further way (e.g. Golden Rock, Cherry Tree) doable? Thank you, Kewlwhip!

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    Cherry Tree is at least 20 mins. The walk TO school is the hard part and is a breath taker no matter which way you go. Going back to Cherry Tree from school isn't quite as bad because it's mostly downhill.

    You do have the option of buying a car for your time on the island, which I personally recommend since carrying $100+ worth of groceries home every week can be quite difficult. Cars are reasonably cheap around here and you usually can get your money back on them by selling them to new students.

    I live in the Cherry Tree area and love it. You usually get more of a breeze because it is open to the Atlantic side, whereas Princess Gardens is blocked by trees and the quill (although some areas do get a nice breeze around Princess Garden).

    When it comes down to it, many people move out of their appts after the first couple semesters because they either find a better place that an upperclassman is moving out of, or they find a different area that they like better. You can do anything for 4 months... well, almost! I would definitely recommend asking about cockroaches before you decide on a place. Anyone can get them, but there are places that have big problems with them and you definitely want to stay away from those places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kewlwhip View Post
    Cherry Tree is at least 20 mins. The walk TO school is the hard part and is a breath taker no matter which way you go. Going back to Cherry Tree from school isn't quite as bad because it's mostly downhill.

    You do have the option of buying a car for your time on the island, which I personally recommend since carrying $100+ worth of groceries home every week can be quite difficult. Cars are reasonably cheap around here and you usually can get your money back on them by selling them to new students.

    I live in the Cherry Tree area and love it. You usually get more of a breeze because it is open to the Atlantic side, whereas Princess Gardens is blocked by trees and the quill (although some areas do get a nice breeze around Princess Garden).

    When it comes down to it, many people move out of their appts after the first couple semesters because they either find a better place that an upperclassman is moving out of, or they find a different area that they like better. You can do anything for 4 months... well, almost! I would definitely recommend asking about cockroaches before you decide on a place. Anyone can get them, but there are places that have big problems with them and you definitely want to stay away from those places.
    Thanks for all the tips, Kewlwhip! I've been communicating with Housing and I'm choosing between two places: 1 apt in Rosemary Lane and another that is less that 5 minutes to the school. However, I've been told that the landlady will be responsible for water until new water lines are installed. Then, its up to the tenant to pay for water. Housing told me that it shouldn't be "anytime soon", but they didn't confirm how much extra I should expect to pay when its my responsibility. Do you have any advice about additional fees - is being closer to the school worth paying (possibly) a water fee?

    Thanks again!

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    Thanks for the info Kewlwhip! Do you know if there any pics of rental places online or through the school?

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    start out being closer to the school if you can, and if you find reasonable houseing. Cherry Tree area is where a lot of students live. The water project of putting pipes in the ground for future water service is a long way from
    being 'turned on'. Probably take the whole 20 months you are here to even get close to that. There is still road digging for pipe installation going on. You don't need a car and you are safe walking anywhere(grocery, restaurants, shops, etc.) Most people walk. This is a great benefit to coming to a small island.
    Last edited by oncalldoc; 03-14-2012 at 11:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oncalldoc View Post
    start out being closer to the school if you can, and if you find reasonable houseing. Cherry Tree area is where a lot of students live. The water project of putting pipes in the ground for future water service is a long way from
    being 'turned on'. Probably take the whole 20 months you are here to even get close to that. There is still road digging for pipe installation going on. You don't need a car and you are safe walking anywhere(grocery, restaurants, shops, etc.) Most people walk. This is a great benefit to coming to a small island.
    Hi OnCallDoc! I haven't confirmed a place to stay yet for May, but there is a place that I am considering. It's in Golden Rock and additional fee is electricity. However, there's no internet and I am told that I can only get internet in the library. What do you think - is it doable to have limited access to the internet? I'm getting nervous since there hasn't been a lot of updates of available apartments in May. Thank you!

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