关于Bard College的另一个方面。求解

Zhaoru

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自从被Bard录取后,一直都在关心这个学校的各方面情况,几乎看遍CUUS上所有关于Bard的帖子,但是发现都没有关于生活上的信息。我不是喜欢享受,不知道读书的人,但是在美国这个 “大农村”呆了两年了,对于生活不方便这方面深有感触。尤其是当学校在乡下的时候。所以,想请教各位学长学姐关于在B生活上的问题。
1.BARD会帮忙国际生办理社会安全号么?我个人非常需要这玩意儿。
2.不知道纽约州考驾照是怎么个情况。需要社会安全号注册才能考试么?(很多州的这样的)
3.我在B的官网上看了很多关于宿舍的信息,看到基本每幢宿舍都有配备厨房,是这样的么?

另外,我在google map上查Bard college的地理位置时,看到了很多review(美国人对B的评论),很多都是negative,我知道不能相信他们的片面之词,但是有一点引起了我的注意,上面说,如果你觉得在现在的高中无法融入群里,那么欢迎你来BARD吧。这是说明去B读书的美国人都很奇怪么?
(目前能想到的就是这些问题,谢谢各位啦)
 

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Zhaoru 发表于 2011-4-14 09:03 AM

自从被Bard录取后,一直都在关心这个学校的各方面情况,几乎看遍CUUS上所有关于Bard的帖子,但是发现都没有 ...
1. yes - but you need a campus job.

2. check this page:
http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/license.htm

What You Need to Know to Apply for a Learner Permit:

You must be 16 years of age or older to apply for a learner permit. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or your legal guardian must sign the consent section of your form MV-44 (Driver License Application). Your parent or legal guardian can sign the form before you bring it to a DMV office. Your parent or legal guardian is not required to go to the DMV office with you to sign form MV-44. You do not require consent if you are age 17 and you have a form MV-285 driver education certificate.

Study the New York State Driver's Manual. You can read the Driver's Manual on-line and take practice quizzes, or you can get a Driver's Manual from your local DMV office or DMV Call Center. Part Two and Part Three of the Driver's Manual contain the information you must know to pass the written test to get a learner permit. You are not required to take the written test if you have a form MV-285 driver education certificate.

You must have proof of identity. The proof must have a total value of at least six points and must prove your date of birth. If you do not have 6 points of proof of identity, your parent or your legal guardian can complete form MV-45 at a DMV office and show proof of identity.

You must show your Social Security card. If you are not eligible for a Social Security Number, you must get a letter from the Social Security Administration that indicates that you are not eligible for a Social Security Number. You must show the letter to the DMV.

3. yes.
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It depends on how you define yourself and how you perceive social boundaries. Ask such question is quite meaningless. On the most bleak side, we do have some "celebrated" alumni like this guy:

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-28-year-old-venture-capitalist-is-getting-2011-4
 

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I doubt CUUS will be helpful for you to understand Bard more accurately, as not many Bardians are active in here and the scope of your questions for unknown reason is extremely limited. I strongly recommend you to visit Bard yourself. As you do not have a car, you can go to NYC, then take metro north from Grand-central to Poughkeepsie, and take Bard's shuttle or loopbus from Poughkeepsie to Bard's campus. You can also take a taxi - it takes about 50 dollars one way from Poughkeepsie to Bard.

For your general question, unfortunately Bard is extremely rural and isolated. It seems you do not really enjoy it - and it is fine. The closet town is about 1.5 hour's walking distance from the campus, and the closet shopping mall is about 40 minutes car driving. There is some sick fox lurking around in here. Other wild animals also make Bard their home. Skunks, raccoons, coyote's, bears, rabbits Lyme Ticks, etc all share this beautiful park with us.
 

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It is getting close to the end of the school year, so it has been pretty busy for me. For those reasons I will not be able to come to visit there. Don’t get me wrong, I do want to come and visit to get a better feel of how Bard is like.
I really appreciate your reply and I was a bit surprised of Bard’s location. Do you guys just hang around the campus most of the time and do you ever get the chance to eat outside of the campus? What if you want to buy something for your daily life?
 

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There is a Chinese restaurant in the closet town (Redhook), offering poor American style Chinese food. There is also CVS and a local supermarket. Bard's school shuttle runs every 40 minutes so we often went there for daily shopping. About 15minute's car driving away is a nice town (Rhineback), with a lot of restaurants and shops available. To reach there you need to take a loopbus. I have never been there. The school also provides shuttle to the closest shopping mall (Kingston) twice a week, which has stores like Target, Sears, Dicks, Bestbuy, etc.

It depends on your friend circle. If you have close friends having a car, life is very easy. If not, you probably will want to visit NYC every once a while. Bard is about 2-3 hours away from NYC, so you can literally go to the city in the morning and went back in the evening. I am not troubled with the location, but you might take sometime to get used to it (if you do come here). If you are a city girl(or boy), you will probably miss the rich cultural activities available in the city.
 
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bard地理位置的确不好 周围最近的小镇red hook开车需要10分钟左右,走路就跪了。。最近的麦当劳在河对岸,一个叫kingston的城市。那个算是我们旁边最大的城市了,他最早是纽约州的首府。但是校车只一周去两次kingston的一个mall。去纽约如果一般人的话需要先坐校车或者bus或者打车去poughkeepsie这个地方坐火车再去纽约。 路费往返一次如果不打车需要差不多40块。开车到纽约的话需要2个小时多。 我在学校有车 所以这些事都清楚。像铅笔大帝说的,你需要有学校的工作,然后每学期学校都提供帮你申请ssn的机会,很好弄的。 其次,你需要有ssn才可以申请考驾照。纽约笔试20道题 很容易。所有宿舍都有厨房 但是基本都是每楼层有那么几个。宿舍好坏参差不齐 这是一个问题 因为大家都花同样多的钱 有人住山景公寓 有人住地下室。。。这个是没办法的。。
 

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工作是我一进学校申请就可以得到的吗?像我们学校,大家都抢着打工,等我意识到SSN的重要性的时候,已经没有工作留给我了。不过话说,如過去BARD的话,我想参加游泳队,但为了拿SSN,估计得取舍了,毕竟不能两个都做。太废时间了。
那宿舍质量参差不齐的话,怎么样才能得到好宿舍?
 
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工作需要自己找 只要你努力找都会找到的 可能一开始会有比较累的工作 后来逐渐的像坐台一样的工作也会申到的。学校gym工作都是sign up的 只要你有一次工作的机会你就可以办ssn,这个不用担心。 bard的体育很烂。。游泳队也没有几个人,我一周去游泳3,4次 总看到他们晚上训练,感觉貌似没有特别占时间~ 一周最多3次训练吧应该 都是晚上8点多到9点多的。

废时间我觉得需要个人衡量,我每周工作超过15个小时,上20分的课 也没有那么紧张,很多时间都直接浪费了。。。所以我觉得两个都做也不是不行的~~

第一年宿舍貌似没的选,到了是什么就是什么,除非你一定要换,这个我就不清楚了。第二年之后选宿舍主要有room draw。每年换宿舍你都会被随机分到一个数字。一个年级600人的话你可能是1号 也可能是600号。。。从1号开始去选,所以。。。没什么办法啊。。
 

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20分的课时一个学年几门课?这些课都是学年制的还是学期制的?
一般大一来上都要上几门课的?我看很多在美国的同学的大学课程表都很空,比如早上没课,下午上课什么的,BARD是怎么样的?
我们学校也是抽数字的,不过一个一个年级来,高年级优先:lol
普通情况下他们会给大一新生好一点的宿舍还是差一点的?还是中等?不会是别人挑剩下的吧!
 

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我今天给Admission office打电话,问他们包裹怎么还没寄到,他们竟然说International student是没有包裹的,只有email!怎么可能?email上连注册的事情都没说。不过那人看上去好像不是很懂的样子。我还要再打。你知道打什么电话了解的正确点么?
 

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It might be they need your confirmation of future attendance, then they will send you the package. I am not sure what your situation is, and I can't understand what does "电话了解的正确点" means. You should be able to deal with this yourself.
 

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On the worst case scenario, your letter simply was not mailed to you. In this situation you should at least ask them to fax you the documents. And to do that you need to call. The admission office do not check emails regularly. I hope they had improved but it might become worse nowadays judged from your description of your experience.
 

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It depends on what you need, and that can be hard to predict. I have access to enough material I need, I do not know what your situation will be. People do often borrow books from other colleges via inter-library loan system.
 
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4分一节课 学期制 有些课2分 也有1分的 每年最低不能少于13分 不能多于20分,一般人选4,5门课。因为有一门是必修的First year seminar 那个就占一节课。大部分的课每星期一般上2次一次一个小时20分钟。所以如果你牛逼 可以排出周二周四两天把四节课都上完。。这样你剩下的每天都放假。。。。很多人都有比如周一没课 或者周五没课这种~ 我每天都有课。。伤不起。。大一宿舍都挺好的 固定的几个地方是给大一的 你可以去学校reslife网站查.很多人住toster (alumni house) 还有一些人住cruger villege
 

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对拉,之前忘了说,本来以为去BARD的读书的中国人都是钻牛角尖的书呆子,只知道学习的。没想到你还会每天去游泳,而且知道学车,哈哈,不错。比我想象的好多啦。
你修那么多学分是为了提早毕业么?还是什么?
大一除了first year seminar是必修课,其他都是随便选修的么?
 
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问一下~那就是说,宿舍就是人品问题了~
可是,好的和差的真的有差非常非常多吗?。。就是会不会到影响正常生活那种??
还有,类型就只有双人间吗?
谢谢谢谢:)
 

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个别情况有三人间,但不会有多少影响。不考虑同宿舍的学生,学校最差的宿舍和最好的之间的差别是差的隔音,保暖,卫生间都相对差一些,因为年代相对旧了。不会真的影响到生活的。可能还是你未来的室友是谁对你的影响更大些。