Moving to New-York City means, for an important majority of student, to find a shared apartment, because of the really expensive rents in the Big Apple.
It is always a difficult step in moving to the City, most of rents are requiring an important lease or a guarantor, which is not financially possible for a student. Hopefully, there are several website specialized in finding a roommate, as Spare Room and Easy Roommate, in which you can choose your favorite district, or specific criteria as the number of roommates, the minimum and maximum rent…
Once the apartment is founded, you have to get use to live with unknown people, with other ways of living, which is not always easy.
Personally, I live with five roommates, in a two bathrooms apartment. The most ironic thing is that ALL of my roommates are french… Which is really not the best to improve my english, but let’s say that is culturally easier to adapt…
To my opinion, living with other people in a shared apartment is a real human being experience. It learns to adapt to others, to other way of living, to be less selfish and more respectful. The notion of respect is the most important thing in a roommate life. If every roommate is respectful with other, it can be an amazing experience, if only one of them isn’t, it can became the worst experience ever.
I feel lucky to have great roommates, who became friends, we are spending a lot of time together and this is an experience that I will never forget.
What about you? Did you experienced the roommates life? Did some of you had a bad or great experience? I’d love to hear from your experiences!