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Don’t Let First Impressions Ruin Your Roommate Relationship

by Guest Post - Posts (69). Posted Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 9:51 am

You may remember Rahela from the story  she shared almost exactly a year ago, when she was finishing two years of high school in the U.S. She hadn’t made any close friends in those two years and was struggling to explain why. A year later, she’s just finished her freshman year in college. She went […]

What it Looks Like Inside a Dorm Room, Suite, and Other Campus Living Options

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 10:07 am

Students in America live in all types of arrangements – on campus and off campus, dorm rooms and apartments, alone and with roommates. Earlier this year Annisa discussed how she chose between all the possibilities, but which one would you choose? Here are a look at all the different types of housing our bloggers live […]

Host Family, Apartment or Dorm? Picking a Place to Live

by Annisa Budiman - Posts (4). Posted Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

When I started this year at school, I knew my ideal living situation couldn’t last much longer. I had come over to the U.S. with my parents, and had lived with them for most of my education, but now they were moving back to Indonesia and I had only a few months to figure out […]

Take a Tour Around my Typical American Dorm Room

by Dandan - Posts (11). Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 9:22 am

Welcome to Niskanen Hall! This is our living hall (or dormitory), and here’s the hallway that leads to my room. It has only two floors and girls and boys live in this same building. It really shocked me initially, because the dormitories in my country are very tall and there are usually separate dormitory buildings […]

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