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Rooming with Your Best Friend in College: The Kiss of Death?

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 under Off-Campus Housing, Student Life

two girls eating Chinese takeout in dorm

Rooming with your best friend in college might seem like the best idea ever.

After all, it’s your best friend so it will be a blast, right? Not necessarily.

Just because you’ve shared everything with your pal in the past, from crayons to crushes, doesn’t mean you should share a living space.

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College Housing Options When Studying Abroad: Choosing the Right Fit for You

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 under Blog, International Students, Off-Campus Housing, Student Housing, Study Abroad

study abroad housing options

So you’ve decided to study abroad and you’ve even selected the ideal program, but there’s one glaring issue: where will you live?

Most study abroad programs offer a variety of different housing options, though it depends on the college or university you’ve selected.

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What to Know Before You Rent an Apartment in the US: Video

Posted on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 under International Students, Off-Campus Housing, Video

Finding a great apartment is never easy, particularly when you’re dealing with a language barrier and culture shock on top of everything else.

As an international student, it’s important to know what the options are. What kinds of apartments are out there? Where can you find them? How does a lease agreement work?

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Pay Less Rent in College: 7 Tips

Posted on Friday, December 17th, 2010 under Money, Off-Campus Housing, Student Housing

tips on renting an apartment in the US

Finding ways to pay less rent can be a big help when balancing a student budget.

There are many ways for students to lower their rent, from living with responsible rent-paying roommates to cutting deals with landlords.

Check out these surprisingly simple ways to pay less rent so that there’s more money for everything from textbooks to spring break trips.

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Living With a Roommate: The Horror Stories!

Posted on Friday, August 13th, 2010 under Off-Campus Housing, Student Life

college roommate horror stories

Living with a roommate can be a fantastic experience. Whether you’re living in a college dorm or sharing an off-campus apartment, living with a roommate can teach you to have respect for people’s personal space, to do your own laundry, and to be financially responsible.

There are, however, the exceptions.

Every once in a while, you’ll get stuck with a roommate who makes your life absolutely miserable. Although living with the roommate from hell is terrible, it sure makes for a good story in retrospect! Here are a few roommate horror stories we collected from our readers.

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How To Find Student Housing

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 under Applying to College, Moving, Off-Campus Housing

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Whether you’re an international student or planning on studying locally, it’s important to consider your student housing options.

You can choose to live in college dorms or in an off-campus apartment. Either way, there are plenty of resources that can help you find the right accommodation for you.

Finding comfortable housing is an important part of the college application process. Don’t know how it’s done? Take these steps to find the best option for you.

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Renting in the USA: Tips for Students

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 under Living in the US, Off-Campus Housing

tips on renting an apartment in the US

Finding an affordable apartment off-campus is possible if you know what you want and where to look. Find out what you should look for in your apartment (and your lease!) before you start hunting for a place to live.

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