Young couple moving to STT
My name is Colin, and I am a computer science major at the university in my city. My girlfriend, Amber, is a sophomore in the social work program. I will be graduating in December with my bachelors in computer science.
We are planning to arrive the day after I walk for graduation. Thus, we will arrive on December 11th of this year.
We would be in search of both jobs, and an apartment to live in the EAST BAY area of ST. THOMAS. We are going to get out health cards to be able to work in the food industry.
I was curious as to if anyone, directly or indirectly, has, or knows anyone that has an apartment that will be available in mid-December, please let me know.
I can be reached via private message.
Thank you very much.
I certainly hope Amber has plans to continue her education here.
Your degree may be more useful to you in that field here than just pursuing a food service job.
Start looking at the Apts. listed on the Island Trader - at least to get a better idea.
I too am quite surprised you would post such personal contact info on a public forum, as a Computer Science student do you find that prudent??
It will be an expensive move - bring as much $$ as you can possibly afford to accrue. 3 months rent, utility deposits, a basic vehicle, and some household goods needed for your Apt. will be a considerable outlay to get settled.
Many young couples do move here and it is often an inevitable strain on their relationship.
Buy a R/T ticket or at least have a safety net fund in case this isn't the place for one or both people.
No one can really respond about living space until you choose an island to move to.
There is a valuable resource in the many drop down menus on this sites header. Read as many as you both can and have more discussion between you both. VI life is not for everyone but a great place for young people to carve a future if the party life doesn't ensnare either of you. GL planning.
No apologies needed! I wasn't being defensive, I was just curious of where my typo might have been. I will certainly spell check everything from here on out. Thank you for the insight of how much money to bring, and jobs.
I actually got on the St. Thomas hospitals website, and they are currently underway of hiring new IT people. It is hopeful that this is still happening while we are there.
We currently have quite a bit of money put back. Certainly enough for 3-4 months of rent/utilities. We are starting to sell off some of our things such as decorative items, laptop computers, etc.
Colin - no East Bay area, it's the East end. You can also check craigslist - the scams are easy enough to spot - if not on the first look, if you contact someone and they spin a yarn about doing missionary work and need someone "nice like you" to rent their place and take care of it properly and will send you the keys post-haste as soon as you send money, it's pretty obvious!
Don't take anything sight unseen. Take a look at Rhoda's Guest House in Tillett Gardens as a temporary place until you can find an apartment. It's on the $1 safari bus route, 10 minutes from Red Hook.
ExitZero is right - bring plenty of $$s. It may be a while before you find jobs as most bar and restaurant owners get staff in place by October/November in preparation for high season.