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Can I take a Structured Study class even though I am a General Intensive or Business English student?

December 2, 2008

OF COURSE!  You can do as much Structured Study as you want!  This will help to improve your English much quicker!  Be careful - You cannot do Structured Study to keep your attendance high if you miss your general or elective classes!  You don’t get any attendance for extra Structured Study classes that you do.

 

If I have a housing problem, who can I speak with?

December 2, 2008

If you are living in a residence you should talk to Matt Kelly in the housing office.

If you live with a host family you should talk to Johanna Baker in the housing office. 

The office hours for the housing office are 9 – 12 / 2 – 5 Tuesday to Friday.  No office hours on Monday.


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What is the drinking age?

December 2, 2008

The drinking age is 21 in the US.  Some bars allow you to enter if you are 18 years old but you cannot drink.


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Can I go to Canada for the weekend or more?

December 2, 2008

          Yes, you can go to Canada.  Please come to the front desk early with your bus/plane/car tickets or receipts and your I-20 (if you are an F-1 student).  For students on an F-1 visa, you must have at least two weeks of school left.  Do you need a visa to enter Canada?  Check this website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGLIsh/visit/visas.asp  Have a great trip!


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How can I make foreign friends?

December 2, 2008

                    There are many opportunities to make friends in NYC.  First, go to Kaplan Aspect activities and events and join our Facebook page.  You can also join outside clubs or organizations in NYC.  Go to www.meetup.com to join soccer clubs, language exchange, writing/drawing clubs and many more!


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Where can I get information about volunteering in NYC?

December 2, 2008

There are many organizations where you can volunteer!  First, look on www.idealist.org, there are many opportunities.  Also, check out the activities calendar.  There are volunteer opportunities listed that you can do with your friends from Kaplan Aspect.  Volunteering is a great way to meet New Yorkers and Americans!


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How can I get to other cities? What is the best way to get to other cities?

December 2, 2008

To get to Boston, Washington DC, or Philadelphia the cheapest and easiest way is by bus.  You can take Megabus or the Chinatown bus for about $30- $40 roundtrip.  Go to www.megabus.com or www.chinatown-bus.com. You can also take a guided tour to many cities with Kaplan Aspect!  Ask Robert, the Student Life Manager, or your Student Representatives for more information!


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How can I find apartments or roommates in NYC?

December 2, 2008

The best way to find non-Kaplan Aspect apartments is through www.craigslist.org  Many people use this website to find rooms, studio apartments, and 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. 


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If I lost my passport, what should I do?

December 2, 2008

Come to the front desk to get a copy of your passport.  You will have to contact your embassy or consulate to see what you must do to replace your passport.  In most cases, you have to fill out an application and pay the processing fees to get your new passport.  It is usually pretty quick.  Let us know if you need help!


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Where can I find supermarkets?

December 2, 2008

There are many supermarkets in every borough.  The best way to find a supermarket near your residence is to ask your neighbors or go to www.superpages.com, where you can get a list of supermarkets in your area.  There are also many supermarkets in Manhattan.  Union Square has a nice farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays!  For fresh and cheap vegetables, take the subway to Astoria, Queens at Broadway/30th Ave/Ditmars stations.  There are many nice outside markets at these stations.

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