well freedom ya, but dorm life is fun because you have ll your friends together in a pack, time flies by so fast that you will
my unis is on the outskirts of the city, so most of us stay in the dorm for the weekdays and come back home in the week end (2 hr bus ride) so we have dorm life and home life in parallel
Of course, paying the bills for rentals sucks. LOL. I'm thinking of getting a dorm or an apartment myself since my work place is far from home. I know I'll hate to see my salary being reduced on dorms.
i absolutely loved living in a dorm. of course, my dorm was more like a huge apartment. 4 bedrooms, 4 girls, 2 bathrooms. we were like a big happy family. my only real dorm-related complaint would be certain sites were blocked on the internet, and they'd revoke your access for downloading or hitting the block page too many times. i got mine shut off for running steam... o.o
Your college is uptight, LiliCyanide.
Actually, now that I think about it, yay for dorms! The freedom was awesome, though it was horrible as well! You can drink illegally so long as you don't get caught, have parties, stay up late, and etc, and as long as people don't complain, you can do it over and over! The freedom's a downside cuz you're not as likely to focus on your responsibilities and make good choices, like studying, sleeping early, and eating healthy more often.
With a cool RA, it's oodles of fun! With annoying/bad roommates/floormates, it's very annoying.
I really like dorms.) That's a great life culture. Beeing franck I don't live in dorm in my country, cause I have a flat, but the thing is that when I go to study abroad I prefer dorm over other posibilities normally. That's actually pretty funny to have parties there and you have all your friends by your side and also that's quite a funny experience to meet different new people.
This summer I had great experience in Germany. There was just a funny dorm, where I saw how german students live.)
P.S. I'm not talking about Russian dorms, cause that's totally a different thing)))
When I studied abroad I lived at the apartments of the university most of the time. Had my own room, roommates in the other rooms and a kitchen. I always dreaded the idea of sharing a minute room with 2 or 4 people and having to eat cafeteria food.
I normally live the same way, when I study abroad. I really like to have at least some place, where I can be alone, but I though that once in a while it's good to have a bit different experience.
It's definitely more practical, but I say no to dormitories. I prefer a space for my own.
Hm, dorm life for me currently is 50/50. I don't live in the typical setting where I'm living with a bunch of people on one floor, but instead I've been placed in a townhouse with 3 other housemates. The place is about a 10-15 minute walk from the campus so it's rather inconvenient even with a bussing system in the city. I'd rather be living on campus than around the perimeter of it...There are never any parties or social events going on around the area either :\