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What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


The most frustrating thing about my freshmen year experience at a performing arts school, was adjusting to the social structure and relationships between the students. Because everyone at The Juilliard School is a developing artist, personalities, intrests and values change a great deal. These changes affect how students interact with one another. Friendships are often shifting. Also, since the student body is so small, everyone knows everyone's "business", gossip and rumors can spread easily. It's vital to realize what is important and what is not.


Though I didn't have this problem being a native New Yorker, the most frustrating experience that many students have is adapting to their enviornment. The Juilliard School does not really have a typical campus, it consists of a dorm building and a school building in the heart of Lincoln Center. I find that many students( there is a large international and out of state population) are overwhelmed by moving to New York City. The school does a lot during orientation and in the beginning weeks of school to help the students adapt and get them familiar with the area.