i'm moving to austin, tx, following the footsteps of family after i finish my premed classes in CA and before MCAT in the relatively near future of 12- 18 months. i'm really happy because UT is fantastic, less competitive than UC schools for residents, less expensive tuition, less rent, (westwood rent is really making me puke.. i'm glad i'm graduating, i can't handle this 600 to share one bedroom with another person rent anymore) what are some glide year options for a stranger in a new state? i could get all sorts of jobs at CA where i know the people in charge, but i know nobody at this new land of texas. it's a bit scary! i have decided that my bottom line option would be remodeling our house... i can learn how to lay floors and put up light fixtures. yay!