The Capital Region
The Capital Region provides a multitude of opportunities for students interested in becoming involved in research graduate research.
Need a break from classes and research?
In the summer, the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra perform at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Boston Symphony is at Tanglewood. Special events at these sites and at the Pepsi Arena in Albany include concerts with such performers as Luciano Pavarotti, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, Shania Twain and Phish. Or, enjoy thoroughbred horse racing at the nation's oldest track in historic Saratoga Springs. In addition, there are apartments located throughout downtown Albany within walking distance to the Wadsworth center as well as bars, restaurants, parks and more so you are never far from where you want to be.
Like the great outdoors? The nearby Adirondack and Catskill Mountains have a variety of activities including hiking, camping, cycling, canoeing, and skiing. Hike the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, visit the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, or check out the world-class downhill skiing or snowboarding. There is white water rafting in the upper Hudson River in the spring and a spectacular hot air balloon festival in Lake George in the fall. Need to get away for a weekend? New York City, Boston, Montreal, Vermont and Atlantic Ocean beaches are only a few hours away. Albany has an international airport, bus and train services and an extensive public transport system available. Housing prices are reasonable and many students walk or bike to the laboratories.
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