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About eurasiangirl

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  1. I'm a rising senior at a private east coast liberal arts college and have lived off campus since my sophomore year. It was HARD to get res life to comply with my request to live off campus in an apartment of my choosing because they guarantee housing all 4 years, can technically accommodate food intolerances/allergies....however cross contamination was RAMPANT in the dining hall and I got pretty malnourished living on campus even just for a semester. Anyways, I knew living in my own apartment was the best way to go and after getting my GI doc's note as well as my nutritionist's note - they still didn't want to let me off campus until I got my dad to call and talk some sense into the head of res life. I also wrote a formal letter in addition to the myriad of notes and submitted it all in a folder. I finally got the green light and its been the BEST decision ever. Being able to have a full size kitchen and all the amenities (full size fridge, freezer, etc) is great for someone who needs control over their food/diet and while I commend my college for trying to accommodate me, I personally was more comfortable taking matters into my own hands. I think it's up to each student to figure out the best setup for them but if you're willing to put in the time and effort that comes with maintaining ones own place it's a great idea. (Not to mention its loads cheaper!!)