Studying abroad is a brand new adventure, but choosing the right people to live with is perhaps the most important ride. If things go south with your roommate, you may land up in a vicious circle of endless fights and negative vibes. No one wants that! If you’re looking for the Rachel to your Monica, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 3 hacks to help you find the perfect roommate:
1. BFF? Think Again: The obvious choice of becoming roomies with your best friend might not be the genius idea you think it is. Of course, it sounds like a dream come true, but let’s be practical for a minute. Is either of you a neat freak? Do you have the same sleeping schedule? These are important questions you should ask yourself first before asking your friend. Your roommate should be compatible with you, even if you aren’t best buddies.
2. Do Your Research: A little digital stalking never hurt nobody. Researching your potential roommates online is a great starting point. Look at their social media profiles, discover their interests, and find out about their lifestyle to know exactly what you’re signing up for! While we recommend being thorough, be careful not to accidentally like a photo they shared three years ago!
3. Prioritize the Space: DO NOT settle for a space that you don’t like just because the people living there seem nice. Choose an accommodation that you’re glad to return to after a long day of university lectures. If you are in a happy neighbourhood surrounded by great people, there is a greater chance of you getting along with your roommate(s) just fine. If you already have one in mind, looking for a place together is the perfect bonding experience to take your friendship to the next level!
Why not focus on choosing the perfect roommate while we get you the perfect place to stay? We at University Living will find you the best student accommodation that meets all your needs!