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dorm • lectures • apart
heat • tuition • funding • juggling
  1. Most of the for our programs comes from donations.
  2. Right now she is 3 different part-time jobs. I don't know how she does it.
  3. My is really close to my classes, so I don't have to walk much.
  4. He usually goes for a walk in the afternoon, but from that he spends most of his time in the house.
  5. There's more pasta on the stove, if you want to it up.
  6. Early are very hard for me to get to.
  7. The cost for international students is different from what it is for residents.
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1232 Student Life Abroad

Jana talks about how student life was different in three countries she has lived in.

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Did they eat at home or in dorms, or did they go out?

A 'dorm' or 'dormitory' is a place where university students live, which has shared bedrooms, bathrooms and dining areas. Notice the following:

  1. Do you have a gym and cafeteria in your dorm?
  2. The dorms are completely full, so some of the students will have to stay in hotels.

lectures/ seminars

I was living with my parents, but obviously I would go to the university for my lectures and seminars.

A 'lecture' is a class with a large number of students where the teacher speaks and the students take notes. A 'seminar' is a smaller group with a discussion style. Notice the following:

  1. Seminars are much more fun, because you get to be involved.
  2. I slept late and missed my 8 o'clock lecture.

apart from that

Every Sunday we had a really nice meal, but apart from that I would eat in the cafeteria.

'Apart from that' is the same as 'other than that.' Jana ate with her host family on Sundays, but the rest of the time she ate at the cafeteria. Notice the following:

  1. I jog a few times a week, but apart from that I have no real time for exercise.
  2. She eats fish, but apart from that she doesn't eat any meat.

heat it up

I would often bring my own lunch and heat it up in the microwave.

When you 'heat something up,' you make it warm, usually to eat it. Notice the following:

  1. Don't eat that soup cold. You have to heat it up.
  2. This coffee is a bit cold. Could you heat it up a little?


You have to pay the tuition fees depending where you come from.

Your 'tuition' is the money that you pay for classes, and it does not include money for housing. Notice the following:

  1. There has been a lot of discussion about tuition costs going up again.
  2. The money for your tuition is due next week.


One of the requirements is that you need to show that you have enough funding for the whole course.

'Funding' is a supply of money that will be used for a specific purpose. Notice the following:

  1. We don't have enough funding to hire anyone else to help with this work.
  2. Where does the funding come from for these events?


There isn't much time for part-time work, but you need to try and juggle it somehow.

When you 'juggle' different things, you try to organize your time so you have enough time to do all that you need to do. Notice the following:

  1. You should take a vacation. You've been juggling a lot lately.
  2. It's been very difficult for her to juggle 3 kids and a full time job.