Advantages of sharing an apartment
Living with roommates has clear advantages and some drawbacks. Sharing an apartment with others is often quite economical compared to renting an apartment by yourself.
If you live with German roommates, you are completely immersed in the language and culture and will learn a lot besides your studies. You German and cultural fluency will improve dramatically.
However, living very closely with people from another culture can be stressful at times since cultural misunderstanding will happen, but overall, it’s a great learning experience.
Living with roommates makes it easier to find friends. You will have people to talk to right from the start and if they’ve lived in the city for a while, they can show you around and give you tips where to go shopping, where to hang out and where to party. Cooking delicious meals and eating together is often a fun part of WG-life. Sharing an apartment can lead to friendships for life.