I suggested that we get a portable window AC if she was willing to split the costs, which she did.
It was a struggle when I first joined college. Dealing with homesickness was not the only issue considering climate change. I felt uncomfortable most of the time, especially when I was outdoors. I came from an area where the weather was freezing, and my dream college was hot. This sudden difference meant that I needed to adjust quickly. After settling in, the first thing I did was shop for appropriate clothing because most of my previous ones were meant for the cold weather. Once I could fit in without looking like a clown, I decided that the next big move would be to get an air conditioning system since the one in the hostels seemed to never work. The school website claimed that it was a new one, yet its functioning did not reflect this. No amount of adjusting the thermostat setting in my room made it comfortable for me. It seems my roommates also struggled with this as she always kept her side of the window open during the day and sometimes at night. I suggested that we get a portable window AC if she was willing to split the costs, which she did. One month down the line, the school management hired a professional HVAC company to check the air conditioning unit since the complaints on the student portal had become too many. It turns out that the original company that had installed the unit had done some shoddy job and failed to install the mini-split ACs correctly. The new team took a few days, and everything was restored to what it should have been. My roommate and I decided to keep the window AC just in case the problem recurred.