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Looking into international lifestyle in UJ

Hello! This is Miyu Osada. I’m from Japan and exchange student at the UJ-University of Jamestown. In this time, for the future international students, I’ll show you our lifestyle in UJ!

~Dormitory~ 

Firstly, you international students worry about where you live in campus, don’t you? Basically, all dormitories have lounges that contain computers and network printers. There is also air conditioner, desks, dressers, extra-long twin beds, free laundry, free parking, Internet Wi-Fi and optional loft($100/yr.) 

I would like to introduce to you is the dorm that I’ve lived called Kroeze hall. It has the largest capacity in UJ. It has 10 sections that include mini lounges and bathroom and has two floors. Especially, bathroom is placed in each section. In the main lounge, there are fireplace, large flat screen TV, grand piano, some sofas and tables for table tennis, billiards, and air hockey. It has also shared kitchen that students can use. As privilege of this dorm, students allow to have their pets! The center of the dormitory is open with lawn for all residents.  

In the shared kitchen, refrigerator, cooker and microwave are equipped. You can use some bowls to cook something. But there is no cookware like knife and ladle, so you have to prepare them own yourself. 

On the other hand, in the laundry room, you can use washing machine and dryer. The number of machines is limited, so you will be careful to pick up your clothes in time. You will also need to provide your own laundry and shower detergent. 

The room is shared with 2 people. Mattresses are provided, but bed linens, blankets, towels, and pillows are not. You can bring your own furniture in your room. 

Finally, let’s see the cafeteria.  

~Meal~ 

The main cafeteria of this campus is –Knight Hall. Many students eat in this hall so you can talk and interact with the through your meal. University of Jamestown provides 3 options of meal plan. Each plan has Jimmie Bucks which include certain number of meals in the Knight Hall and buying glossaries in other food store or café in the campus. Jimmie Bucks use during first semester to second semester, but it cannot cross an academic year. If you want to buy additional one, it is $25. 

More details are as follows 

Option1: $2,200/semester    

        Unlimited                  

        50 Jimmies Buck           

Option2: $2,140/semester 

        225 meals   

        125 Jimmies Bucks 

Option3: $2,060 

        190 meals 

        225 Jimmies Bucks 

It’s all right to live alone for the first time. If you have any problems, people in UJ always will help you!