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7 Common Problems You Face in Boarding School ...

By Melanie

The problems you face in boarding school can really make you a stronger person after going through them. But most of the time, all they really are is useless, or just training your perseverance and patience real hard. I mean like, some of the problems you face in boarding school are ridiculous and you just really don't need them. Sadly, they're inevitable.

Table of contents:

  1. Homesickness
  2. Annoying roommates
  3. Shower times
  4. Shower conditions
  5. Toilet
  6. Laundry
  7. Traveling

1 Homesickness

This was the hardest thing I had to deal with the first time I went into boarding school. It took me a whole week to get over it and I felt really pathetic because everyone seemed so content and unbothered like I'm the only one facing this problem. Even if you don't feel it straight away, this will be one of the most difficult problems you face in boarding school. But on the bright side, it won't last very long and everything will be fine afterwards.

2 Annoying Roommates

This can be rather much of a pain when you don't get to choose your roommates. A friend of mine spent the least possible time she could in her room because she didn't like her roommate. Fortunately, I didn't have that problem. Most schools would likely let you choose your roommate after your first term so no worries.

3 Shower Times

Waiting for the shower is seriously the most annoying thing ever. Sometimes you just don't understand what people do in the showers that takes them so long. I literally waited for ages in my room with false hope every time I hear a door open.

4 Shower Conditions

So you finally get the shower. But then you find yourself grossed out by all the bits of hair lying around. Though sometimes, if you're lucky you'll have nice people before you who'll cleanup when they're done. And back in my old boarding school, not all the shower facilities were equally good so everyone's always fighting for the best one. You get people living on the second floor coming over to the first just to use the showers. We girls took our showers really seriously.

5 Toilet

I had the most horrific experience in school one day when I found poo ON the toilet seat. And a few days after that, I found pee. You'd expect people to be toilet trained properly before their parents even allow them to leave home. This just goes to show you guys that these things do happen so be extra careful with hygiene.

6 Laundry

Doing laundry itself is a pain. But doing laundry with only 4 washers and 4 dryers for 60 people, that's even worse. There are peak times to the laundry room, stuff goes missing, or you're done washing but all the dryers are occupied and you're worried that some klepto might steal your clothes if you hang them dry. Getting my laundry done smoothly has never failed to make me happy.

7 Traveling

This problem especially applies if you're studying abroad. Another friend of mine missed her flight home because she thought it was the day after instead of that day. So she ended up paying a huge chunk of money for the next flight. Travel arrangements are always such a hassle. Always remember to double check!

Despite all that, boarding has been a great experience for me. But I have to say, it isn't for everyone. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

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