llmcandidate wrote:Thank you very much for your answers! It helps a lot! Unfortunately, Georgetown and Northwestern are not being considered. The Fulbright program is choosing universities on my behalf taking into account my credentials and available funding. WUSTL is the highest ranked school I was offered.
dietcoke0, thanks for the comparison with Frankfurt! I guess every city has its own charm, but there is nothing much to see in Frankfurt. At least St. Louis has the Arch.
There is one more question that came up to my mind - is it easy and affordable to travel from St. Louis to other parts of the US? And do the law students have time to do that? For instance, when American/Australian/Asian undergraduate students visit my home country for their exchange year, they are travelling all the time. I would like to do some road trips to the East Coast, New England (especially, in the autumn) and California during the year. Taking into account all the classes and exams, is it doable?
Trust me, there's not much to see in St. Louis either. The Arch take all of an hour to do.
Frankfurt is on a river, has some financial history, a few cute neighborhoods, but overall, not walkable, and not all that pretty (no offense St. Louis Peeps)
Road trips to New England are probably undoable, at least during the season. It's about a 16-18 hour drive, depending on where in New England. Likewise, California is 26-30 hour drive (LA or SF) and about a $300-$400 plane ticket. Around St. Louis, you have Chicago, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Memphis as major cities within 4-6 hours drive. Chicago is probably the only one worth spending some time in, although many people will tell you that the other 3 are good for their own reasons (which they are, but they are no New York, SF, DC)
If you want to travel, and see America, the East Coast is where to be. From say Philly, it's 2 hours to NYC, 3 hours to DC, 6 hours to Boston, and a ton of things to do in between (such as Atlantic City)