College Senior 2013-09-23T14:53:35Z
Never having lived in California, I thought that December would be warmer, but I was at least somewhat prepared for chilly weather. June, however, was a shock. Apparently southern California lives under this fog for most of June in the mornings, and I regretted not having more light, long-sleeved shirts. We didn't have rain at least.
College Senior 2013-09-23T14:53:23Z
Sucks If You're Vegan and Don't Have a Car – Los Angeles has some delicious vegan restaurants, which I was able to experience while staying with a classmate who drove during the June residency. But in December I pretty much only had access to Sprouts grocery and had to do my own cooking in the hotel room. I mean, I was able to eat pretty much as I eat at home, but the restaurants seemed very limited for vegans without transportation.
College Senior 2013-09-23T14:47:31Z
No Sports – ... at least, not that I'm aware of. And damn, I love that! I hate sports teams and that whole mentality.
College Senior 2013-09-23T14:47:08Z
It's New and Ugly – The classes are in ugly new buildings. The worst part is that the windows don't open and the building is "climate-controlled." I've been to two residencies, one in December and one in June, and am always cold.
The grounds are pretty nice; small, but nicely designed with decent-sized trees. It's also across the street from a cemetery where you can go to be alone, unless you believe in ghosts.
College Senior 2013-09-23T14:46:21Z
Not an Option – Again, because this is low-residency, we don't have/use a dining hall. We do have some dinners and snacks provided, and while it runs the gamut and even includes vegan food (which is crucial for me as a vegan), eating well while I'm at school is a bit challenging. I end up staying in an extended-stay hotel and doing a bit of my own cooking, which makes long days of seminars and workshops a bit troublesome at times. The two delis on, or very close, to campus are not vegan-friendly and are more expensive than buying stuff at Sprouts and making my own sandwiches or whatever at the hotel.
I cannot speak about the dining experience of undergrad students. It may be different.
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