Students have a lot to deal with, besides being away from home there is the stress of adjusting to a new area and also trying to excel in your academic plus all these extra things such as doing your laundry, studying, and making new friends.
Both parents and students need to discuss the way forward and explore the following accommodation options that are available to them:
- Campus residents
Staying on campus means very little money spent on travelling to and from school, this will expose the student to student culture only experienced on campus, plus all the social, sporting and academic events will be just a walk away.
- Student villages
Area’s specifically designed to accommodate student very close to university campuses, here the student has the freedom to live on their and also be very close to the school.
Living with other people in a commune is also a good experience it exposes one to different culture and you get to learn how to share and live with other people.
Are normally in situated in the city centres, they teach one to live independently. Parents beware of all the calls in the middle of the month asking for money.
Finding property to rent in South Africa is the last thing any parent really has the time to do, leaving things to your child can leave you paying a lot more than you anticipated.