I'm just about to finish my first year of law school, which, because it has a set curriculum, was an experience I shared with 65 other students. I'd like to do something to thank them...thoughts?
posted by girlpublisher
on Apr 5, 2006 -
One of my private student loans ended up as delinquent (I disputed the repayment status with the lender). Finally, I was forced to settle, because the lender charged off the loan to a law firm who filed suit. (Please read on.) [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe
on Mar 2, 2006 -
I'm a graduate student, living in a graduate dorm, and I need to purchase renters insurance. Which companies are student-friendly, reliable, and affordable?
posted by rockstar
on Feb 22, 2006 -
As a college sophomore, I plan on studying abroad in France for a full scholastic year in the fall. To anyone else who has been in Europe for an extended period of time: I am trying to pack light, but what sort of things would you consider bringing that are either necessities or very helpful? Also, any other tips on getting along with the French, or helpful hints about Europe in general? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis
on Jan 31, 2006 -
[Internship filter] Any ideas for a summer internship for a college student? Here are her stats: not a U.S. citizen, but can work in the U.S.; native speaker of Russian and Turkmen, fluent speaker of English and Turkish, moderate speaker of Spanish; business major; very personable; college sophomore. Paid internship would be best, but any place that could lead to a future job would be good.
posted by k8t
on Dec 4, 2005 -
I'm a lonely college senior in Boston, and I'd like to meet other students/people under 30. The problem is, I'm not actually in
college right now -- I'm just taking the semester off, and this is where I happen to live. It seems like everybody around here who's even close to my age is on a campus, and I'm not sure how I'd go about crashing their social circles. So - any ideas on how to do this, or on other non-college social activities I could try? Thanks!
posted by jsbww
on Nov 10, 2005 -
I'm considering what to do with myself next summer (I know it's a long way off), and have hit upon the rather vague idea of working as a counselor at an Arts/Music Camp of some type, in America. I like in the UK and there isn't quite the same tradition of Summer Camp. How do I go about finding somewhere I'd like to work and finding out if they'd like me? [more inside]
posted by Lotto
on Oct 28, 2005 -
I'm planning to take a trip to Europe with two to three friends for about two weeks during January break. We all have experience travelling in Europe - where would be good to go during winter? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch
on Oct 3, 2005 -
How do expatriates pay their financial debts still held in their home country? [more inside]
posted by luneray
on Jul 31, 2005 -
A young woman that I am helping has recently left her home country (a totalitarian regime by any account) and is going to be attending undergraduate university in the U.S. in the fall. The school has given her a full ride as her family lives in extreme poverty. After she is done with school, she'll probably want to stay in the U.S., what sort of major should she choose so that she'll have the best chance of getting a job after that will provide her with a visa? I know some will say to choose what she loves, but she needs to be strategic.
posted by k8t
on Jun 24, 2005 -
What is the least expensive way a student with a good deal of date-flexibility can travel between Omaha, NE and London? Tricks, vendors, websites, any advice will help. [more inside]
posted by herting
on Apr 26, 2005 -
I have around $20k in private student loans. I get an ad in the mail about every 10 seconds offering to consolidate my federal loans, but I don't get a lot of information about consolidating private loans. [more inside]
posted by anjiro
on Apr 21, 2005 -
Does anybody know of any websites that offer pretty comprehensive categorized lists of summer programs, like upward bound programs, sports camps, learning tours, etc., available for high school age students. All the searches I can think of haven't produced any. Thanks
posted by rabbus
on Mar 29, 2005 -
Despite MetaFilter's members' fantastic advice for my boyfriend to choose MIT over GA Tech, my guy is most likely going to stay in Atlanta. He's talked about the possibility of buying a house in ATL, but living on a student stipend, and without substantial savings, how would that work? (He's curious, too, not just me.) Renting in Atlanta is expensive, so a house payment could very possibly be lower than rent . . . and we've heard sometimes people buy without down payments now . . . but we're not sure about the logistics. Any good info is appreciated. : )
posted by sally_jp
on Mar 20, 2005 -
I teach computer literacy to 9th graders at a small independent school, and we're currently trying to figure out the best way to give our kids their own blogs. They'd blog assignments and observations for several subjects, and we'd leave comments and feedback on their entries. It would need to be private (only for students and their teachers), customizable (to allow for individual creativity), and public-web accessible. Any suggestions? We can probably host our own server, if need be, but we have limited funds.
posted by tomadelic
on Mar 4, 2005 -
Financefilter: I am about to begin grad school, and I am wondering how on earth I am going to live on dramatically reduced funds. Any former starving students out there with tips? [+] [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Feb 4, 2005 -
I am currently a philosophy student at the University of British Columbia
(Canada). I've applied to transfer to the Institute of Philosophy
at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
for their strong involvement with continental philosophy, and because I want to live in Europe. Will getting a Belgian degree significantly complicate things for me if I choose the pursue a graduate degree in North America? Will it be detrimental to getting in to a good school?
posted by ori
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I'm in college in the U.S., and have a few state student loans. They were under a forebearance that I once requested, which ended four months ago. I didn't realize this, and ignored the mail that was sent about it because I thought it was the usual mail they send me about how I have a loan and ads for consolidation. I just recently got this fixed and the forebearance backdated so it will have another year from when it ended. But I now have two 60-day late marks on my otherwise good credit report. Anything I can do to get rid of them?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 8, 2005 -
. I live in a student flat in the UK built in the last two years, that has a radiator with a large turning knob and a small dial on the end of the knob. How am I supposed to set it? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Dec 2, 2004 -
I lack a college degree and I'm finding that full-time work and school is really wearing me down. I work for gratuity and I'm finding the tips are not making up for the cost of living and the monies needed to pay for college.
Does anyone have suggestions when it comes to good paying jobs that don't require a degree that can support me while I go to school?
posted by Vicarious
on Nov 23, 2004 -
Language programs abroad.
I'm a university student, I'm Canadian, and I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a good immersive program aboard for studying French or Chinese. I doubt I can be proficient in either in one summer, and I already have a very basic grasp of both. What I'm looking for instead is a chance to go aboard to develop my french or mandarin further. Any suggestions other than commercial programs geared for Business-persons?
posted by phyrewerx
on Nov 17, 2004 -
continuing on the 1984
- teaching front, my students are working on a final project and need some help... [mi] [more inside]
posted by ronv
on May 28, 2004 -
Okay, there's just so much stuff at monster.com and jobhunter.com and classifieds, etc. What is the easiest, most painless way to go about finding a fulltime summer job for this summer that pays more than, say, 8 dollars an hour. (Me = 19 year old Seattle undergraduate without paid work experience for the last 17 months and who has forgotten how to look for jobs. Would not want to do anything too personally demeaning (minimal toilets, please)) Where should I look and is it too early/late to start?
posted by Slimemonster
on Apr 17, 2004 -
I'm working with a new 6th - 12th grade school focusing on Arts & Technology integrated into the cirriculum. We're looking for software that will allow us to accomplish varying tasks - e-mail for students/teachers/parents, digital portfolio publishing for students, shared discussion space for class comments, teacher/course specfic pages etc. Each student will have their own portable computer as well.
What I'm looking for is pratical thoughts/examples of how to provide this functionality. I've seen some schools using Manila
also seems very promising but perhaps a bit too "big" for us to take on.
Is the weblog paradigm itself a good one to be pursuing to pull this off? Or are we just not ready to go there without significant effort? If you were attempting to create this techno environment for a school (many of whose students and teachers are unfamilar with technology) how would you pull it off?
posted by dhacker
on Jan 18, 2004 -
A K-12 school I am involved in wants to be able to publish digital portfolios of student work on the web. As to additional functionality (i.e. Commenting on work, Blogging) I'm open to proposals. Since the budget doesn't allow us to pay someone to hack apache and write code we're looking for an out of the box solution. I believe that Userland's Manila
would let me do this at least in part - are there any other solutions I can be looking at?
posted by dhacker
on Dec 9, 2003 -