Home Away From Home

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.

About The Author
Amber LeeInternational Student Ambassador

I am a student from South Korea in the Class of 2017 studying Psychology at Indiana University. As a Psychology major, I am interested in learning how to help other people that are suffering from mental problems or just life conflicts in general. I am an active member of ISA (International Student Ambassadors) and we help promote IUB for students of different countries all over the world and assist international students that are interested in becoming a Hoosier in the near future. I am also active in KCC (Korean Conversation Club) being one of the Internal Committee Directors. I help make decisions on what topic about Korea we will discuss in weekly meetings and create materials to hand out every meeting. I am a Marketing Department Director for D.Force, a Chinese dance team in IU, and I post pictures of D.Force's performances on Facebook and help promote our team. Other than that, I am an active participant of SAK (Science Association for Koreans), and also I am a blogger for WeAreIU.com. 

Being involved in many clubs and student groups, I would like to share with you my experiences on campus and help you have a big picture of what IU life can look like!