Study Abroad at SCSU: What can you do in New Haven?

Study Abroad at SCSU: What can you do in New Haven?

Though I was lucky enough to be visiting New Haven, Southern Connecticut whilst being of legal drinking age to enjoy some of the later activities to be offered by the city, you may not be. But there is so much on offer at this SCSU and in this town you will never run out of things to do. American youth are adept at sobriety, and damn, they do it well. Here I offer just some of the ways in which you can fully enjoy and appreciate the area, with no need for the troublesome liquor of Caliban’s downfall. So don’t be silly and try it on with America's laws: take this opportunity to enjoy yourself in different ways... Join Bookmarks: Bookmarks is a society currently presided over by an English Major called Urfa Kadeer. It is not a requirement to talk about books or even be an English Major, it’s just a starting point for meeting other students. Bookmarks host fun-filled evenings of frivolity such...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: New Haven’s Other University

Study Abroad at SCSU: New Haven’s Other University

This might sound familiar. New Haven, like some other cities you might be able to think of, has another university, one which, to the ill-informed, might seem slightly more prestigious. Now clearly your loyalties are to SCSU, but that's not to say you shouldn't aim to take full advantage of what the Other University has to offer you as a New Haven resident. Because, unlike some other Other Universities, this one is nothing if not generous with its assets...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGn3-RW8Ajk&w=560&h=315   Well, I think you'll agree, that's a hard act to follow. But follow it I must, with some suggestions as to how you can make the most of Yale.     Free Tour of the Yale Campus Mon-Fri:  149 Elm Street. 10.30am-2.00pm. Sat & Sun: 149 Elm Street. 1.30pm. Yale is right there for you to see wherever you go in the centre of New Haven, but it is totally worth taking an hour out of your weekend or afternoon to learn some of the history of one of...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Hiking in New Haven

Study Abroad at SCSU: Hiking in New Haven

As Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer continually remind us, it is all about location, location, location. New Haven can be seen as the ideal town for the New Yorker with a need for space. When you live here, you’re a two hour train journey away from the city that never kips, the Big Apple, the capital of the world, the centre of the universe, the big city, the melting pot, the modern Gomorrah… Scratch that last one. 

Either way you’re in a prime spot, but it would be doing New Haven, Connecticut a disservice not to talk about the opportunities that are only a 20 minute drive away, and which don’t involve smog. 

So - let's go hiking! You have plenty of trails, from easy to moderate to moderately easy, some of which you can walk to from campus in about 10 minutes. The Sleeping Giant:  These trails out in Hamden are so called because from a distance the sequence of hills look...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: A Few Tips on Tipping From an Over-Anxious Tipper

Study Abroad at SCSU: A Few Tips on Tipping From an Over-Anxious Tipper

Now, you should be tipping in pubs and restaurants anyway. Because it’s polite and you seem nice enough. However, if you’re not in the habit of tipping in general, or only for a slightly more up-market meal, the policy of tipping in the USA can be an absolute minefield. 

Let’s start with some basics: Who not to tip: The Air Hostess on your way here. Customs officials. Connecticut State Police officials. The person serving you at the Shop ’n’ Save at the check out counter. Bus driver. Your fellow students. Your tutor. Me for this post. The Air Hostess on your way back. However, in the US, tipping is required of any service under hospitality. The money added on to your initial bill is not a tip, it is (the US equivalent of) VAT. So what you see advertised and what you will pay is generally slightly different and slightly more. America is a tipping culture. Where we are happy giving 10% at a restaurant and occasionally buying an attractive bar person a...
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LJMU at SCSU: English Students Join Trip to Southern Connecticut State University

LJMU at SCSU: English Students Join Trip to Southern Connecticut State University

LJMU English students Ryan Pickering and Katie Taylor are among those currently visiting Southern Connecticut State University on a trip funded by the School of Humanities and Social Science. LJMU has formed an exciting alliance with SCSU (or 'Southern' to its students and staff), and we hope that lots of students studying English will take up the opportunity to study there for a semester or a year. Ryan, Katie and two other HSS students are experiencing everything Southern, New Haven, and the surrounding area has to offer. As well as New Haven's museums and galleries, they will explore Connecticut's beautiful shoreline (they were instructed to bring their swimming costumes), and visit both the Mark Twain and the Harriet Beecher Stowe houses. New Haven, which is also the location of Yale University, is a mere hour-and-a-half on a train from New York (and around two hours from Boston) - an amazing location for exploring the east coast of the US. On Thursday, 9th...
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