Inside the SSE Riga dorms: A peek into student life!
Written by Anastasiya Turavets, SSE Riga Year 1 student
Hey-hey! How is your day? Maybe you are already tired and want to get home as soon as possible? But I have a better idea - I want to invite you to visit me.
My name is Nastya and I am from Belarus. But I think it's no secret that our university is located in the city of Riga, so it would be quite inconvenient to travel so far every day. Therefore, I now live in Latvia and study at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
Hmm, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about student life? Dormitory! I don't know how about you, but I've always dreamed of living there. What are DORMS from the student's point of view? Close your eyes for a moment and imagine that you live in a building filled with your friends. Around you are people who face the same problems in everyday life and are always ready to support you, people who are ready to get up at 5 in the morning and whose sleepy faces are the dearest to you. But what if I say that these people will answer “Yes!” to any of your adventures, cook the best dinner with you, review all films and series at theme nights, and share the most useful notes? Represented? So you were able to get to my home.
I live in a double room with a shared bathroom. But we also have many other options for students. Check out the available choices here.
The coolest thing is that in your room you can create your own little world. For example, I love garlands and consider it almost the first thing for the atmosphere, love the way flowers look in my room, and I also hung my photos and favorite posters that inspire me. It's trite, but so cozy. In fact, I am very happy that I can change my room when I want and thus I will not get bored with it. If you are interested, I added a couple of photos from my Instagram to the end of the blog post, in which you can see my room.
Our building has many advantages. For example, a leisure room where we often gather, and two study rooms where you can retire and immerse yourself in microeconomics or academic writing :). We have four kitchens (and I think that in secret we compete over who cooks better). Another advantage of the dormitory is that it is not so far from the university. Basically, we get there by public transport and it does not take more than 20 minutes. In addition, it has become our tradition, we often go to lectures together. There are a couple of product shops around the dorms, and the famous Mežaparks not far away.
The dormitory has become a home for me, filled with wonderful experiences, incredible people, unforgettable emotions and colors. If you have the opportunity, then I really advise you not to miss the chance to immerse yourself in student life.