I am at my apartment and I am supposed to have two roommates, who I have not found yet. I guess they would be coming later. My apartment is pretty decent. I have my own room, which I am grateful for! Ok here come tip two. I originally wanted to get a room in the school accommodation, simply because I figured it will be the most convenient and closest to the school, but unfortunately I was rejected because I was not staying long enough which I found odd, bearing in mind that the cost of the accommodation is yes, you guessed it an arm and a leg.
I contacted my school and they hooked me up with this website, which is probably similar to Zillow or Trulia. I found my present accommodation on this website and it was significantly cheaper. This has helped me save money I can use for travel.
Study abroad tip; research on good and cheaper accommodation options aside from the school’s and save money for travelling. You are welcome in advance.
Back to orientation, I literally had to depend on google maps (another new best friend) to find my way even though it is literally 10 minutes from my apartment, it took me a good 30 minutes to get there. Here comes another tip; plan ahead and leave early.
I met some really nice people at orientation, I met a girl from Australia, a couple of Americans and a nice girl from Netherlands. Basically, this is when everyone is super friendly and it is really helps if you are super nice too, it makes it easier to make friends.