As most IU international students may feel, it typically isn't easy for foreign people to come to live in the United States (or any country that is not your origin) and get adjusted to the new environment including food, culture, and lifestyle. In my case, as a Korean student known to be a proud foodie, I have always found the food here to be the most difficult for me to get used to. I don't mind any non-Korean food (in fact, I love all different kinds of food from all over the world!) like hamburgers, pizza, pasta, sushi, Thai food, and so on. However almost everyone has some food favorites from back home of which you will miss the true taste.
That is why living in an apartment is a great idea for international students who miss their true home food, because they can cook themselves any food of their interest! As a sophomore, I moved from dorm housing to an on-campus apartment housing now, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I get to use my kitchen to make whatever food I'd like and I cook myself a delicious dish at least every other day. Sometimes I make my roommates Korean food and spread the taste of Korea to the international level. If you are a known foodie like myself, I definitely recommend living in an apartment or house with a kitchen! That way, you will be able to feel at home even if you are away from home.