It isn’t impossible to build community, but just like staying in touch with campus happenings, it takes more work. She celebrates all forms of travel and exploration, and dreams of writing her way across the entire earth.
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In fact, when you live off-campus you can learn and experience more of the communities outside of your college world, and you have more opportunities to meet people of all ages.-Commuting. You have to wake up earlier and give yourself plenty of time to fight traffic and find a parking spot near your building. Instead of paying one basic fee at the beginning of the school year you have to keep up with rent, utilities and Internet.Don’t panic—here’s everything you could ever need (and not need) to pack!