What do you think freshmen might be afraid of?

China
April 1, 2010 9:33pm CST
You know,it maybe totally new,everything not okay.you maybe feel lonely or homesick and stuff,afraid of speaking to strangers,what's your views,do share them here.
3 responses
• United States
10 Apr 10
When I first moved into my college dorm, I was so scared that I can't even sleep at night. I think I only got 3 hours of sleep the first night even though I went to bed at 11 and got up at 8. But my roommates were very nice and that made the transition a little easier. Also my mother called me everyday for the first week and that made me feel a little better hearing her voice. Now it's a little better though and I'm a little more comfortable with college life but it's still hard sometimes.
• Malaysia
2 Apr 10
Never be apart from my family until age of 15 years old. That was my firstime to live by my own, washing my own clothes, sleeping and sharing rooms with 6 others students. After done some registration session, we (the freshmen) were seperatly placed in room with others seniors. The real nightmare was start on that night on my first day there, all freshmen were called by seniors, they ask only to wear short pants. At that night, we all get lecture about seniority things. we need to wash their clothes, refilled water and bring them breakfast from dining hall to their room. Over the years we had been slave by this senior. But it changes then when new freshmens coming. For me it really tough and bad experience.
@phyrre (2351)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I was terrified as a freshman. I'd never been much of a people-person and I'd always been close to my family and suddenly I was 900 miles away from home living in a place with thousands of people I didn't know. I had a very hard time adjusting and I was miserable to leave my boyfriend living somewhere else. I only lived in the dorm for a few weeks before my boyfriend and I found an apartment near campus and started living together and that made things SO much easier. I was still sad to be away from my family, but having him made things bearable and I really enjoyed my first year after that and made plenty of friends.