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Old 02-18-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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Do you still stay in touch with your roommate? Do they become like best friends to

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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2 of my roommates and I are in a best friend triangle. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had them! But my other roommate and I didn't stay in touch.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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2 of my roommates and I are in a best friend triangle. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had them! But my other roommate and I didn't stay in touch.
That's really cool, I sure hope when/if I get the same opportunity that happens with my roommates. To bad for that other roommate.

So you only had 4 roommates? Do you think having that number is better in terms of making life long friends? I was thinking having 4 is a good number cause its easier to get to know them more.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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I got along with most of my roommates and about 3 of them were pretty good friends. I don't talk to any of them anymore though and my program ended 2 years ago. I don't know why haha but I do still talk to 2 people that I worked with anyway.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Not all roommates get along. Some do become best friends, and others don't get along at all, to the point that they prefer to pay money to switch to a new apartment after a month or two. A lot of roommates can go days and sometimes a week or longer without seeing one another, because of crazy work schedules. The odds are likely that while you'll do some things with your roommates if your work schedule allows it and you guys get along, you'll probably spend most of your time with people from your work location.

You will hear stories about people keeping in touch with their roommates, though. Even if you don't become best friends, with things like twitter and facebook it's easy to keep in touch after the program ends.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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Not all roommates get along. Some do become best friends, and others don't get along at all, to the point that they prefer to pay money to switch to a new apartment after a month or two. A lot of roommates can go days and sometimes a week or longer without seeing one another, because of crazy work schedules. The odds are likely that while you'll do some things with your roommates if your work schedule allows it and you guys get along, you'll probably spend most of your time with people from your work location.

You will hear stories about people keeping in touch with their roommates, though. Even if you don't become best friends, with things like twitter and facebook it's easy to keep in touch after the program ends.
This. Even if you have eight roomies, I've heard about people never being around at the same time.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #7
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I'm almost 50 and I still keep in touch with most of my roommates! We're actually planning a reunion this summer so we can all get together. I don't see them all that often, keep in touch largely through Facebook, but I still consider them the best friends I have.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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I keep in touch with my roommates but I wouldn't say I'm best friends with them. We usually wisecrack on each others facebook. I have, however, visited 2 of the people that I was closest with on the program. One lives in Puerto Rico and the other in upstate New York.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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That's really cool, I sure hope when/if I get the same opportunity that happens with my roommates. To bad for that other roommate.

So you only had 4 roommates? Do you think having that number is better in terms of making life long friends? I was thinking having 4 is a good number cause its easier to get to know them more.
I got super lucky with mine. We all "met" on Facebook right after we were all accepted and talked all summer. The 2 I'm best friends with and I had SO much in common. Yeah, there were only 4 of us in a 2 bedroom. I don't know that I could have done 5 roommates with 1 fridge. Ours was already super packed! Haha! I think 3 roommates is a good number because it's easy to find time alone and still easy to hang out with them, too. But, I think it's all about finding the right roommates.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #10
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I got super lucky with mine. We all "met" on Facebook right after we were all accepted and talked all summer. The 2 I'm best friends with and I had SO much in common. Yeah, there were only 4 of us in a 2 bedroom. I don't know that I could have done 5 roommates with 1 fridge. Ours was already super packed! Haha! I think 3 roommates is a good number because it's easy to find time alone and still easy to hang out with them, too. But, I think it's all about finding the right roommates.
So how does it work on Facebook? Someone said you just go on Disneys Facebook page and just say who you are and who you're looking for.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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So how does it work on Facebook? Someone said you just go on Disneys Facebook page and just say who you are and who you're looking for.
Yup! My immediate roommate and I had joined the FB group for Fall 2011 CPs and struck up a FB conversation after finding each other through the roommate document. Then she found someone (I'm guessing through the FB group, too?) and I found someone else through the FB group roommate finder document. We all decided to be roommates through a group chat.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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I haven't really kept in touch with my roommates at all, beyond Happy Birthday posts on Facebook walls. One of my roommates and I had completely 100% opposite schedules, and even though we moved in the same day, I bet I can count on two hands how many times I saw her throughout my program. Another roommate hardly ever stayed at our apartment, and the other three would go out semi-often, but I can't say they've all stayed in touch, either. We were lucky in the sense that we all got along and we respected each other's boundaries, but we were unlucky in the sense that we weren't a tight-knit group.

But one of my closest personal friends from home who did the program with me (sort of--she started a few months after me) still sees one of her roommates and keeps in touch with her others. And one of my best friends from my program--someone I worked with--actually flew from California to visit me in Cincinnati last summer. The two of us actually snail-mail each other because we're nerds and we like mail. And I also saw my ex-boyfriend from my program last summer, about a year after we broke up (so we were able to stay pretty good friends).
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