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    Default Is it that bad in DR??

    Hello Everyone,

    I been reading through the forums lately and I just see people putting DR down. I, myself, have been planning on moving to DR for school purposes only. I am not going down to live for a guy there or anything but school. I am from the United States and as some may know; school is very expensive here.

    Is it that bad to move to DR for a while until school finishes? Is the people that bad? Are jobs that hard to find? Are the expenses that high?

    I mean all I see it mostly people putting down others dream to live a different experience in another island. What is the worst that can happen for someone to move? To me, live the experience and if it doesn't work out then, you can always return. I have family so it isn't like I am alone there.

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    listen, coming to school in DR is like saying: "hell, why go to the university, it's so expensive! i'd better do primary school again, way cheaper!"
    there is nothing in DR in terms of schooling that cannot be achieved elsewhere with better quality.
    bad idea, imo.

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    You are misunderstanding people, it is not a put down, it is just some things are very different and frustrating to get your head around for a while. The harsh advice only goes out to those genuinely about to make big time mistakes, like girls coming for a guy, or a guy falling in love in sosua, 99.5% of the time the board is correct on these matters. Few people manage to accomplish what they expected to on the first attempt here, a lot of stuburn mentality and bit by bit people get it and either sink or swim.
    Employment is unfortunately as tough to get and as lowly paid as the board says it is, there is no getting around that, you need slot of money to make it here. I can here you thinking 'well he has just been banging on about how cheaply he lives', well yes I do now, but it has taken me a lot of money and several years to beable to figure out and piece it together to beable to live cheaply here.
    Not all natives are nasty, that is just silly, it just happens that people tend to bitch a lot on a forum, get things off thier chest.
    If you are coming to study then you will have z nice time, good luck.

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    The Pucmm here in Santiago is full of American students every year getting a degree and going back to the states to work in their field. I'm pretty certain one can study medicine here in the DR and practice back in the States if that tells you anything.

    Also, living here in the DR is at least half of what it would cost in the States in my experience. However, jobs aren't easy to come by here and they are relatively low paying. In many areas crime is not any more of an issue than say big cities in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    listen, coming to school in DR is like saying: "hell, why go to the university, it's so expensive! i'd better do primary school again, way cheaper!"
    there is nothing in DR in terms of schooling that cannot be achieved elsewhere with better quality.
    bad idea, imo.
    I see loads of foreign students in SD, there must be a reason for them to be here. Not my interest and so I am not in a position to comment on uni here but sh1t, that's pretty damn negative.

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    what is the reason for many gringos to come here? cheap pu**y.
    what is the reason for students to come here? cheap uni.
    do you honestly believe that education received in DR is better than education received in USA or UK? i do not. and yes, a moron can finish american university prividing he can hit or catch a ball better than others and a genius can fishish university in mogadishu but let us look on average, ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIZ87 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I been reading through the forums lately and I just see people putting DR down. I, myself, have been planning on moving to DR for school purposes only. I am not going down to live for a guy there or anything but school. I am from the United States and as some may know; school is very expensive here.

    Is it that bad to move to DR for a while until school finishes? Is the people that bad? Are jobs that hard to find? Are the expenses that high?

    I mean all I see it mostly people putting down others dream to live a different experience in another island. What is the worst that can happen for someone to move? To me, live the experience and if it doesn't work out then, you can always return. I have family so it isn't like I am alone there.
    You have to understand the mentality of many of the posters here. This is it:

    "Of course I live here but only because I am so much smarter than everyone else, I am so special and a know-it all. It is impossible for anyone else to be able to do it. Only I know all the secrets. Only I have the skill. Everyone else will fail because they are idiots, incapable of making their own decisions and learning about the country and culture like I have. They have no common sense. They are fools. They will all be taken advantage of."

    That about sums it up for most of the posters here. However, there are some people that actually give good, unbiased advice and information in a helpful way. You just have to read enough posts to figure out who they are and ignore the rest. Of course, I am the only one smart enough to be able to do this. You will fail miserably.

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    Thank you for this post. I haven't been tonthe domincan republic in 20 years. My family owns land in Monte christi. My mother is ready to retire. And we want to be able to visit her as well as travel for vacation. All the forums seem to state that DR is just as backwards and poor as when I use to visit as a child. Oh and the airport situation was ridiculous back then. I can believe they haven't regulated that theirs are still involved.

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    LIZ87 unless if its to study medicine in a respectable university in the DR forget it big mistake to study down there. 80%-85% of the lawyers in the DR are incompetent, mediocre, lazy, and lack ambition. The majority of law school graduates in the DR are paper attorneys in title only. There is a difference between theory and putting what you learned in practice and professional ambition which the majority lack. Heck maybe one day if I take USD $10-$15 thousand dollars to the DR and I walk in to speak with a law school admissions rep. and tell them I have a college degree in the states with two majors and fluent in spanish I possibly could attain a law degree in two years maybe a little less and I can be called licenciado in the DR and open up shop to scam and con in a lazy I do whatever I want way of living. 90% of the lawyers downthere can't hold a candle to the average struggling to make ends meet USA, Canadian, or European lawyer its no contest. As long as the majority of the culture promotes and tolerates mediocrity, incompetence and corruption filled aspirations this will continue. Unless if its to study medicine in the DR don't do it stay home and far away then once you graduate and pay your loans off come down for a nice vacation. The above is an example which I have personal experience as well as heard of my friends and their families experiences with lawyers in the DR. Now I know why I see many dominican lawyers that make RD$15,000-$25,000 pesos a month and thats being a bit generous and they get slaved and trucked over for that salary. I also knew my neighbor's niece who graduated with honors in accounting from UASD and with 2 years experience made RD$10,000 pesos a month wow are you kidding me?? Its a shame unbelievable.

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    You have to have aspirations, if you accept 10000 pesos then you accept you are not worth more. And allowing herself to be on that wage shows lack of something, that's just dumb, colmado delivery drivers can make that money.

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