When children enter higher education, it is common for them to live at dorms. There is a belief that students are better off living in schools rather than at home with their family. I agree that students should choose boarding at school due to two major benefits: nurturing personal growth and expanding the social circle.
University attenders are independent of their parents. Staying at home, students either get away with doing housework such as cleaning and doing laundry or are made to do it. Meanwhile, those living in schools have to do everything by themselves with complete voluntary spirit. This enhances their sense of responsibility and encourages personal growth. For example, a typical U.S college student has to study, work part-time to pay for their accommodation, and take care of daily chores. Being thrown in at the deep end, amongst other in the same position is definitely a way to learn controlling one’s own life.
Another benefit of boarding at school is the opportunities to expand the social network. Living under the same roof with hundreds of other students allows students to socialize easily. Brief encounters in the hall, group study sessions at the common room, camping weekends etc. are all excellent chances to make friends, which helps with the quick successful adaptation to college life. A recent study of UCLA’s Social Sciences Department shows that students who live at dorms are more likely to be beneficial from networking later in life than those who live with parents during college years.
In short, I firmly believe that staying in schools is better for college students due to considerable advantages for their future when entering adulthood.
Nguồn: DOL English