Living away from home for the first time is new and delicious. But there are uncertain waters in this situation. If you live in an apartment or at a university or college residence, it's your guide to help you deal with your own
RA is a resident assistant and is very useful. They know how to bypass the residence, often can help resolve disputes or any misunderstandings between neighbors, and give good advice. They'll make your life easier
To get to know your roommate. You will spend a lot of time together, and living together will be much more tolerant if you are on good terms. Meet me right now and you'll see if you can ever have coffee together, which leads me to the next point
The sharing of accommodation with someone means that you have to make some recommendations so that you can both be satisfied. Check
The personalization of the space
The resident rooms are usually very simple. You want to customize it to make you feel at home.
Just Bring the Essentials
In most universities or colleges, there is a limited amount of memory in each room. Before you pack your entire life in a suitcase, make a short list of things that you really need. These will be elements such as toothbrush, combe, soap, shampoo, etc. More complete guidance on what needs to be done
In some cases, where the place of residence may become a little wild. It may not be very fun if you have an exam the next day. Remember that you can always speak to your RA when something goes out of control, or you can go to university or to a university library to get some peace and quiet (also will work in science)
The rooms are not equipped with a full kitchen and a column (I'm sorry you were flying). In order to satisfy your hunger, get some snacks that don't have to be cooked. Some dormitories allow you to use a mini fridge and a microwave oven, so based on what you can store
Living in an apartment
Research is good for more than your essay
You are about to select the location and the building where you live, so you want to make sure that it is the best. You don't want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with your living quarters covered with splash (yuck). Carefully explore all the details before making a decision about the location
What is Landlord?
How can I choose Roommate?
It is important that you live with someone who has the same values and priorities as you. It's a luxury, and it can be used for your advantage. You're going to read it
Get him on the record
Make sure you read the lease before you sign anything and accept the terms of your stay. Read this several times to make sure that you understand completely, and ask to explain if you would like to
renting is not always a problem, and as a student can find it difficult to find areas where you can save money. Try such things as buying a fan rather than installing an air conditioner. Many apartments have free laundry services, so watch these things
"Same tune, on the other hand."
As with the residence, you want to install some recommendations with new neighbors to make sure you are on the same page. You can also decide how you want to personalize space with your neighbor
In this case, you will have more freedom with the choice of furniture, the colors of the walls and the decorations. As a student, you may not be able to afford the most luxurious notebook in the world, but there are others
Congrats Connie Chen at the University of British Columbia, the winners of the week 8 at CIBC's $10K Study Break!
Enjoy it, Connie! For you to win,
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Marina Konaisser is a developing communication professional activity with passion for written and business trips