Starting a new semester can be a nerve wracking event for students at boarding high schools around the globe. Living with a new roommate, taking new classes and making new friends can all be stressful — but they don’t have to cause an anxiety attack. Many students at boarding high schools end up having foreign roommates who speak a different language. There are several ways to get to know a foreign roommate, despite the language barrier. Here are a few ways that you can bridge the language barrier and cultural differences with your new roommate — and have a successful year while at Wasatch Academy.