I'm currently a first year student at ANU about to study Law and Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). I'm an interstate student from Sydney, but was unable to afford accommodation at ANU, so I had to vie to live at with a host family (and its quite far away from ANU as well - about an hour away by bus).

So far, making friends at O-Week has been a bit tough due to how cliquey Canberra and ANU in general can be. Townies all hang out with their high school friends, and the halls are quite insular with their friendships. I'm wondering whether or not someone can share with me any similar experiences they had, and what your outcomes were?

Thank you!