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Updated on Friday, June 12

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QUESTION: Hello, I'm an international co-op student in my third work term. For my past co-op, I stayed near Waterloo, but this time I hope to go farther. I have applyed to some job in the USA and also other parts of Canada, and got interviews of jobs from the following locations.

I don't have a good knowledge of US and Canadian cities, so can you tell me which ones of the following are better, and provide a short comment on these cities if you have done a co-op job in them? Thank you.

Vancouver, San Fransisco, Austin, Halifax, New York, Seattle

12 comments

  1. This is my own opinion :
    1. San Fransisco
    2. New York
    3. Seattle
    4. Vancouver
    5. Austin
    6. Halifax

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    1. you also ranked them from most expensive to live to least expensive

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    2. I didn't do it on purpose but that does show that being a nice city correlates with having high living costs.

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    3. Fuck SF, it's a shithole.

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  2. Vancouver is good for international students, because people are nice and not racists

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  3. Vancouver has excellent transit options for getting around on a budget. It's also beautiful. It may be less hassle to work in Vancouver vs. the US with regards to visas and such.

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  4. San Francisco is shit. Don't listen to people who drank the koolaid.

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  5. Vancouver is amazing, Seattle is very similar to vancouver with less good Asian food. Haven't been to others, but San Francisco is definitely the most shitty(city itself).

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  6. IMO:
    New York, Vancouver, San Fran, Halifax, Seattle, Austin.

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  7. Vancouver - beautiful city. Too many foreigners trying to lander money resulting in a bubble real estate.

    New York - pretentious, expensive. Not a place to stay long term. It's just a place where you can say you've been there to impress your friends. Even earning $100K per year when you tax off taxes and housing costs you're earning less than other places.

    San Fran - Bubbly. Rents are going through the roof. There is a lot of resentment from the original population regarding the tech sector. It's just another bragging location to your friends trying to show how cool you are.

    Halifax - Nice city. Smaller. Nothing too bad about it except in that fall/winter. Tropical storms or else crazy snowfall. But if you can get through that then it's no big deal.

    Austin - One of the cheaper places to live, less tax, lower housing costs. Climate is warm. Watch out for floods. Hopefully you're whiteish.

    Seattle - Vancouver clone. Nothing really wrong with Seattle. Temperate climate, tech sector is building. Probably one of the better choices.

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  8. A friend of mine got a sports scholarship to U of Texas at Austin. It seems like a pretty good town, with a comparatively high slut density. As for everything else, who cares?

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