Study abroad in the U.S.|Boston Pine Manor College, experience American campus dormitory


Regardless of whether it is a short-term or long-term study abroad, accommodation is a very important thing, and it is also a very troublesome thing. Some people will choose to live in a host family, but the host family is a bit of luck. Meeting a good host family will make you integrate faster abroad, and a bad host family will make you doubt your life. The other is to live in the school dormitory, but each school’s situation is different. The other is to rent an apartment directly off-campus. You can ask an agency or school for assistance.

I used to live with a host family in Australia before going to the United States. The experience at the time was pretty good. I was taken care of by an old Australian lady. So at the beginning, I decided to live with a host family when I went to the United States, and then I would consider whether to go to the school dormitory or rent a house outside. After all, I have stayed for more than half a year and experience everything is the best choice.

However, after staying in a host family for less than 2 weeks, I couldn't stand it. I met an unfriendly host family, so I urgently communicated with the school and settled in the student dormitory. (As far as I know, the school didn't cooperate with the host family and cancelled the other party's qualifications.) There was originally a Japanese student school who directly helped him change to a host family.

Let me briefly introduce the status of this school. The Kings Boston Language School I chose (which has been relocated to downtown Boston) cooperated with Pine Manor College in Boston and rented part of the campus facilities. As long as the facilities on campus can be used, you can basically experience the feeling of American campus life. And Pine Manor College itself also offers language courses, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Later, I realized that the students there had a little chat.



Living on campus still has a different feeling. At least there is that atmosphere, and communication and communication with classmates are much more convenient.



There are eight rooms on the first floor, four double rooms, four single rooms, two shared toilets and two shared bathrooms. This is also the first time I live in a dormitory and share with a foreigner. Still very fresh and interesting! (Age also played a little advantage)

Shared bathroom

Shared toilet

Dorm room

Dorm room

Bed and suitcase

Desk and bookcase

The language school provides basic daily necessities, such as bed sheets, bedspreads, pillows, trash cans, lamps, etc. Some have to be brought with you, and each school has different regulations. The bed frame is very thick and heavy. It takes two people to adjust the height. Every time you adjust the height, you will be exhausted. They all have independent wardrobes, desks and bookshelves, as well as internet access. There is no air-conditioning and only heating in the room. After all, College had no students in the summer, so there was no such equipment. There is an electric fan that can survive, or some people have bought an air conditioner and have seen it.

Other electrical appliances were purchased by myself, and my Korean roommate bought a small refrigerator. The cooking appliances can no longer be used. There are safety concerns, but everyone secretly buys them for use and then hides them. You must always pay attention to ventilation and alarms.

Living in a school dormitory is also a good way to experience it, making it easier to meet classmates instead of going home after class. In fact, chatting with foreign students is also a way to strengthen your oral English skills. There is no absolute good or bad, and all have their advantages and disadvantages. The price of a dormitory is not cheaper than that of a host family, and it is even more expensive in some areas.


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