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College student moving to St. Thomas

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Hi yall,

I am a college student that will be moving to do a semester at the University, St. Thomas campus, starting in January. Very excited, but very nervous. Any general advice would be great, but I do have some specific questions: I would like to work, preferably doing something "fun and touristy", aka a beach bar or something. The only problem is I do not have a car, and really can't get one - so I am not sure how that will work out. I've heard of 'safaris' or something? I will be on campus too, and as from what I can tell, it's on one side of the island and not really close to anything? Any general advice to help my mental health for now would be great, haha. Have a good week everyone.

Posted : November 24, 2008 12:25 pm
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The UVI campus is not really too far from the Charlotte Amalie town area. The 'safari bus' which is actually a modified truck with covered bench seating for about 12-20 is fairly convenient for daytime and early evening transportation. For $1 you can get quite a few places that would have available job opportunities. Many shops or restaurants in town, the Frenchtown restaurants, Crown Bay Marina, Nisky Center stores, etc. -- 3 beach hotels at the airport road would be accessible from the UVI campus and might have some part time work.
Certainly get settled in 1st at school and then explore some - if you end up working later into the evening you should probably take a taxi back to school though after work.
There can be a lot of distractions here for students - take the schoolwork seriously and consider the job market as secondary. With the drinking age being 18 and the general vacation party environment you will have to have a disciplined agenda to not lose focus on the educational advantages available for you during your semester visit at UVI.

Posted : November 24, 2008 1:01 pm
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