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Life in the university student dorms

Living in a university dormitory isn't just a place to crash; it's an adventure in itself. Abdul looks back on his time in the dormitory and provides some insights

It's where the buzz of academic dreams meets the reality of personal growth, and where friendships are forged over shared meals and late-night study sessions. For many students, living in a dormitory is their first taste of independence and a stepping stone toward adulthood. My time in the Allmandring dormitory was a whirlwind of experiences, filled with laughter, learning, and the occasional burnt dinner.

The best part of dorm life? The kitchen! It's not just a place to cook, it's undoubtedly the highlight of the dorm and its beating heart. In our kitchen, we didn't just make meals; we shared stories, laughed, and bonded over food. Whether we were cooking dinner or having a small talk on the couch, the kitchen was always buzzing with energy and laughter. And let's not forget the legendary karaoke nights, where we belted out tunes until the early hours of the morning.

.... let's not forget the legendary karaoke nights!

Flatmates from all over the world

One thing that made living in Allmandring so special was the diversity of my flatmates. We came from all over the world, each bringing our own culture and traditions. We made it a point to celebrate our diversity by sharing our favorite dishes from home. From Indian curries to Italian pasta, our kitchen was always filled with delicious aromas and interesting flavors. These shared meals not only satisfied our taste buds but also brought us closer together as a community. It's where I made some of my best memories and formed lifelong friendships.

But dorm life was about more than just food. It was about support and friendship. We were there for each other through the ups and downs of college life. Whether it was celebrating a successful exam or offering a shoulder to cry on during a tough time, we knew we could count on each other. Living in Allmandring taught me the importance of community and the value of having a support system during challenging times.

The school of life

Living in a dorm also taught me important life skills. From learning how to navigate shared living spaces to respecting each other's boundaries, I gained valuable experience that would serve me well beyond college. I learned how to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts peacefully, skills that would prove invaluable in both my personal and professional life.

The residential buildings of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart offer more than just a place to live

A time of growth, learning, and self-discovery

Looking back on my time in Allmandring, I wouldn't trade it for the world. It was a time of growth, learning, and self-discovery. It taught me valuable life skills and introduced me to lifelong friends. Sure, there were moments of frustration and exhaustion, but they were far outweighed by the moments of joy and connection. I'll always look back on my dorm days with fondness and gratitude.

In conclusion, living in a university dormitory is an experience like no other. It's a journey of personal growth, cultural exchange, and lifelong friendships. From the communal kitchen gatherings to the late-night study sessions, dorm life is full of ups and downs, but it's all part of the adventure. So, if you're about to embark on your dormitory adventure, embrace it with an open heart and an open mind. You never know what kind of memories and friendships you'll make along the way.




Choudhury Asbha Alam

May 15, 2024 6:47 a.m.
I still remember my days in Allmandring, I spent over two years in Allmandring 1, but I will cherish the memories I made for the lifetime. It was a rollercoaster ride with lots of ups and downs, and a great learning path for me that'll help me thrive both professionally and personally. The evenings at Bodschi are unforgettable 😂

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