YFU Switzerland

12 Golden Rules

There are a few rules one should follow when living with other people, not only if you are an exchange student. These simple guidelines help you to avoid some common mistakes and provide the basis for a successful exchange experience.

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1. If you open it, close it.
2. If you turn it on, turn it off.
3. If you unlock it, lock it up.
4. If you break it, admit it.
5. If you can’t fix it, call someone who can.
6. If you borrow it, return it.
7. If you value it, take care of it.
8. If you make a mess, clean it up.
9. If you move it, put it back.
10. If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
11. If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.
12. If it’s none of your business, don’t ask questions.

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