We all love graphics. It is the perfect combination of information and a picture. They help you when you are studying, when you have to make a presentation and of course they help you wasting space in your thesis to achieve the page limit you need. They are love. This is why from The Survival Bible thought about explaining our lifes abroad with four graphics.
Sharing flat is something awesome. We told you 10 reasons about why it’s awesome but we experienced that this is not always true. You can have bad luck and you can end living with three Chinese guys… If you have a good relationship with your flatmates, life can be beautiful. You hang out with them, you go out together, you cook and of course you share hangovers. After a while living together you start to have like a schedule conversation: every Thursday about going out, every Sunday about cleaning the flat… You are like a marriage. All of you.
Not all of us shared a flat while living abroad. I also lived in a student dorm for a while. I had to write about it because it was a crazy experience. Living in a student dorm is almost like living in a flat but you have hundreds of flatmates. Also, it depends a lot of the student dorm you live. If you have to share bathroom/kitchen that’s the point where things get funny. Living with hundreds of students like you will make you appreciate the few free time alone you have…
Sharing flat is a beautiful experience where you understand how difficult is to eat something different everyday, how awesome is the pasta, how more often than you expected you have to clean the flat… This knowledge will help you all your life. We wrote something about bad roommates but here is better to talk only about how lovely is sharing a pizza at 5am with your roommates.
One the most characteristic thing about living abroad is going to the supermarket. As we wrote about it: it is a lovely experience full of emotions… sometimes. The graph above shows with incredible detail how is going to the supermarket abroad. At least almost all the times. Especially if you are from south Europe the point “trying to find water without gas” will make you feel something.
We are preparing more graphs about studying and living abroad and soon we will release them but meanwhile you can share with us your experiences abroad submitting a post or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org