If you have never been to Southern California, you may have a different conception of the word “traffic” than we do. Where you live is up to you, but there may be quarters during which your course times and teaching assistantship duties require you to be on campus four or possibly even five days per week. This will not always be the case, but scheduling is very complex and there’s no way to guarantee that everything ICIT can take place within two or three days per week. In addition, one of the advantages of being in a program like this is access to the facilities, such as the electronic music studios and the libraries. Living close to campus makes it much easier to take advantage of these resources.