As this will be my last year (finally), I figured I’d move back into the FLSR (Foreign Language Student Residence). I lived there Autumn/Winter ’05/’06 and it was a lot of fun.
The basic idea is as follows:
In each apt. there are 6 people. 5 of them are learning a language, with a 6th native speaker. You are to only speak that language together in the apt. and, at the end of the year, by practising together, the other 5 should have improved a lot in their target language.
The benefits? The 5 residents will improve their language immensely.
The 6th native speaker gets to live for free for his/her troubles.
There are a few requirements, however. All 6 of you must be present from Sunday to Thursday 5-7PM. During this time, we eat dinner together (also included).
So, as I’m the native Spanish Speaker, I get free food and rent. Sounds pretty good right?
I’m also working full time this summer at Novatek (my Electrical Engineering internship 8AM-5PM) and will work there part time through Autumn/Winter semesters.
The only bad thing is that you have to be a registered student to live there. This obviously isn’t a problem during Autumn/Winter, but really sucks when you’re living there Sprint/Summer, and working full-time.
So, for the next 4 months I have the following schedule:
8AM – 5PM** Work
5PM-7PM** Spend time in the FLSR
7-9PM** Some stupid night class (so I can be considered a student.
So, if I’m not jumping to do anyone favours, it’s not cause I hate you, it’s cause I’m really, really busy. So much for a relaxing summer.
Overall, it’s a great experience that happens to also be a good way to save some money my last year of school 🙂
Here’s the floor plan. (it’s much bigger than it looks)
Also, since there are usually less residents during Spring/Summer terms, I have my own room.
I have plenty of room for my Desktop, Laptop, Router, Printer my 10″ Long-throw Subwoofer 🙂