At the request of my dear mother…I’m actually going to post about our dorm before I put up pictures from London!
We’re staying in a building just outside the city center (sounds like a 15 min. walk to everything=I’ll check out a bike) that’s part doctors’ offices, part international student dorms, a cafeteria in the basement, and classrooms tucked away somewhere. This is the “P building” section of Teikyo, where we’re staying. On the outside it looks like strange amalgamation of different style buildings but they’re all mysteriously connected and warm inside.
Here’s the entrance to the building:
It’s quite confusing, but the staff speaks English and they’re super helpful. So apparently there’s a shortcut to the grocery store/shopping mall I’ve nicknamed the Brusselsprout [eh, my attempt at learning Dutch already failed] through the building itself, but this is why I can’t find my way around. All the halls look like a hospital and no English, nowhere!
So down the hall, through a few doors, around a few corners, you find our hall! There are about 18 rooms and (shh!) …it’s co-ed. Toto, we aren’t at Baylor anymore. My roommate is wonderful, and though our hall is mostly inhabited by guys both from Baylor and other random schools, it’s really not bad except for the bathrooms. Ew. Gross. Smelly. Oh, and our neighbors like serenading the hall until wee hours of the morning (like now!) but fortunately, they’re pretty good guitar players and I like music.
Our room is nice, clean, and big and as you can see we’ve already had a little time to settle in, buy groceries, and unpack. Oh! Outside our window is a nice view of a hill and some trees (currently snowy!) but after all it’s 8pm here and quite dark.
We even have two sinks in the room and a little kitchen area completely stocked. Through the program they really emphasized having everything else taken care of so we can focus on studying. I like this idea!
So I even brought coffee grounds with me..and we have a coffee pot! But no coffee maker. There’s coffee at breakfast but it’s not very yummy… When I finally figure out how to make it successfully, I’ll let ya know!