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ls the cost of living in Champaign-Urbana, Twin Cities in Southern Chicago high?


The city is not big so the cost of living is naturally not as high as that of New York and Los Angeles. In a sense it is regarded as a village to many students in the school. The average rent per person per month is about $550-600USD including... Read more

The city is not big so the cost of living is naturally not as high as that of New York and Los Angeles. In a sense it is regarded as a village to many students in the school. The average rent per person per month is about $550-600USD including utilities, and other costs amount to about $1000+ a month.

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Is life in Champaign-Urbana, twin cities in Southern Chicago bustling?


In general, the town is a suitable place for learning, because there is not much activity one can engage in.

In general, the town is a suitable place for learning, because there is not much activity one can engage in.

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Should I prepare my own lunch while studying in the U.S.?


  • Fang Answered 2 hours ago
If you do so, you will have less chances to interact with local students and teachers of other nationalities, hence losing the opportunity to learn about foreign cultures and their living habits (as lunch is an important opportunity for exchange... Read more

If you do so, you will have less chances to interact with local students and teachers of other nationalities, hence losing the opportunity to learn about foreign cultures and their living habits (as lunch is an important opportunity for exchange between foreign classmates and colleagues). In turn, this reduces the likelihood of you integrating into this society, which is one of the important points of studying abroad!

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What is the weather like in Boston, United States?


  • Hudson Answered Friday at 5:45pm

Climate is not Boston's plus point and  Boston is quite susceptible to Blizzards. Its coastal location also makes it more vulnerable to hurricanes and other impacts.

Climate is not Boston's plus point and  Boston is quite susceptible to Blizzards. Its coastal location also makes it more vulnerable to hurricanes and other impacts.

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What is the employment market like in Boston, United States?


  • Hudson Answered Friday at 5:44pm

There are a lot of finance, consulting and tech companies in Boston hence many opportunities. 

There are a lot of finance, consulting and tech companies in Boston hence many opportunities. 

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Is housing in Boston expensive?


  • Anonymous Answered Friday at 5:41pm

It's a bit expensive considering Boston's city size and outdated facilities.

It's a bit expensive considering Boston's city size and outdated facilities.

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How is life and security like in Boston, United States?


  • Hudson Answered Friday at 5:36pm

Boston is quite urbanised, but the size of the city is still considered small. Security wise I don't have much comments.

Boston is quite urbanised, but the size of the city is still considered small. Security wise I don't have much comments.

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What is the weather like in Chicago, United States?


  • Elmer Answered Friday at 5:26pm

Summer is very comfortable, Winter is cold and long but there is not much snow. And there's also no potential of major natural disasters.

Summer is very comfortable, Winter is cold and long but there is not much snow. And there's also no potential of major natural disasters.

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What is the employment market like in Chicago, U.S.?


  • Elmer Answered Friday at 5:25pm

It is the central economy of U.S. and a financial center with a lot of opportunities that are often overlooked.

It is the central economy of U.S. and a financial center with a lot of opportunities that are often overlooked.

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Is housing expensive in Chicago, U.S.?


  • Elmer Answered Friday at 5:25pm

Houses in Chicago's houses are surprisingly cheap compared to its work plan and income ratio, which is why it may be attractive for a city with terrible weather.

Houses in Chicago's houses are surprisingly cheap compared to its work plan and income ratio, which is why it may be attractive for a city with terrible weather.

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How is life and security like in Chicago, U.S.?


  • Elmer Answered Friday at 5:24pm
Chicago has a thriving city center just second to New York City. Shopping wise, Chicago is also second to none in the United States. There are also many good restaurants here, a picturesque lake, developed public transport and it is basically a city... Read more

Chicago has a thriving city center just second to New York City. Shopping wise, Chicago is also second to none in the United States. There are also many good restaurants here, a picturesque lake, developed public transport and it is basically a city full of urban life. Security wise it is not too bad too. 

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How long are lunch breaks in the U.S. usually?


  • Thomas Answered Friday at 5:14pm
Working hours in the United States are mostly from nine o'clock to five o'clock, with an hour at noon for you to have lunch. Hence, when preparing dinner, many people will also prepare lunch for the next day and heat it up with the microwave... Read more

Working hours in the United States are mostly from nine o'clock to five o'clock, with an hour at noon for you to have lunch. Hence, when preparing dinner, many people will also prepare lunch for the next day and heat it up with the microwave at school/work. Breakfast is usually milk, eggs, bread, biscuits, fruits etc.

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Where can I find accommodation listings for apartments in the U.S.?


  • Thomas Answered Friday at 5:13pm
Many schools have Housing Information Offices that have information about houses and apartments classified by price. Local newspaper also offers ads in print. Alternatively, you can walk by houses near your school and look out for the words... Read more

Many schools have Housing Information Offices that have information about houses and apartments classified by price. Local newspaper also offers ads in print. Alternatively, you can walk by houses near your school and look out for the words "FOR RENT". If you spot these two words, you can knock on the door, or make a note of the phone number listed to schedule an appointment for viewing.

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