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    Hi, I’ll be an international postgraduate student this fall and I’ve been looking at university accommodation for the two schools I’ve got offers from so far. The only postgrad accommodation available are studio flats and I’m a bit disappointed cos I’m a kinda shy so sharing a flat would have been the perfect way to make friends. The worst thing would be to feel isolated in a foreign country.

    How easy is it to make friends with your neighbors while living in a studio flat?

    I was looking at pictures of the studios in Student Castle(Northumbria) and they're tiny. The 'kitchen' is too close to the bed. It looks like an uncomfortable living situation. Generally, What's it like living in a studio flat?

    Also, are there any international students who booked private accommodation (from overseas) in their first year? How easy/ reliable is it?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Mad4footie)
    Hi, I’ll be an international postgraduate student this fall and I’ve been looking at university accommodation for the two schools I’ve got offers from so far. The only postgrad accommodation available are studio flats and I’m a bit disappointed cos I’m a kinda shy so sharing a flat would have been the perfect way to make friends. The worst thing would be to feel isolated in a foreign country.

    How easy is it to make friends with your neighbors while living in a studio flat?

    I was looking at pictures of the studios in Student Castle(Northumbria) and they're tiny. The 'kitchen' is too close to the bed. It looks like an uncomfortable living situation. Generally, What's it like living in a studio flat?

    Also, are there any international students who booked private accommodation (from overseas) in their first year? How easy/ reliable is it?

    Thanks.
    If you don't like the idea of a studio flat, you could look for a student flat/houseshare in the city you're studying in. Another students living in the city are more likely to be postgrads than in normal halls, so that would be a good opportunity to make friends.
 
 
 
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