Students are replicating the social experience of college by renting houses that are thousands of miles away from school

 

For college students across the country, "off-campus housing" has a new meaning this semester.

For Erik Boesen, it looks like a deserted ski lodge in Durango, Colorado — 2,000 miles away from his college, Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut.

For Alya Al-Kibbi, off-campus means a DC townhouse on the opposite side of the country where she spent the last two years studying at the California Institute of Technology.

As universities across the country shifted to virtual classes this semester to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, college students saw it as an opportunity to take classes from anywhere — as long as there's WiFi.

 

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