Heading Out To College?
Involve yourself in the new institution. Get to know others through social functions, sporting events, outings, clubs and groups…these things are a good way to get over those shy jitters.
Join online forums, post questions, make connections with other people and learn from their experiences moving away from home for the first time.
Homesickness often hits us when we have time to spare, so try to plan your move to college so that your arrival coincides with the arrivals of others. This will give you a chance to settle in, tour the campus, introduce yourself to new friends, or just hang out.
Finally, stay in touch with family and friends you have left behind. They are still a relevant and important part of your life. Plan for trips home from time to time or have them come to visit you.
College is an exciting time. Its a time for hard work and study, but also a place to find a new direction in life and fulfill your dreams.