In adaptin to the new college life,what aspects do you find rather difficult?

China
April 2, 2010 2:23am CST
It is a totally new place,almost everything kind of now the same as hometown's.I felt lonely and homesick,and a bit of nervious,worried of speaking to the stangers,but now I'm good with so many lovely people around,they all being supportive,but I am still puzzled by the cantoon food,it is so different from mom's.what aspects do you find rather difficult?
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• United States
2 Apr 10
For me, it's probably the fact that I have none of my old friends with me and they're all distant. Sure, you do make new friends but your new friends aren't your old friends either.
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• China
2 Apr 10
yeah,old friends,it doesn't sounds good,we might thanks the communication tools,they make the distance not a problem.nice day
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@trotter (102)
• China
3 Apr 10
I felt also lonely and homesick as my home is really far away.Besides,the local custom and strong accent puzzled me a lot.Moreover,the local diet habits as well as lifestyle made me unfit.I found them really different to deal with. Then after several months' adaptation i was finally used to my new life.
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
It has something to do with the studying that I find difficult to adjust. When I was in high school I was not very serious about studying and when I was in college I need to be really very serious about it that's why it was hard. It was the time when I learned to study every night which was something I didnt do before. I studied when I was in high school but not as much.
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@megamatt (14334)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I will say one thing, the work load is an aspect that can take some getting used to. High school the work seemed to be hard at times, at least for me, for sure. However, once I stepped into the world of college, it can be a quite different animal. There is more expected of you for sure and thus it can be a bit of a taste of the brain to get used to what is changing around you. Mostly, I think college is much easier to adapt to then one might thing. There are some culture shocks for sure but there is with anything as you take that next step in your life. I mean, once you entered High School, that was an entirely different world as well, as while some of the faces were the same, there were many new faces and other expectations. You can play a similar game for going to school for the first time period. New experiences are what makes life worthwhile and college might seem like a huge step, but it can be one worth taking.
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2 Apr 10
For me ,personal space is rather difficult to be accustomed to. We have to share almost everything with others. What's more, the new system for eating, buying things, and something like that. When I was still a high school student, I just use cash to buy things. But When joining the college life, everything should use student card to pay. At first, I didn't know the system so I buy things using cash, and everyone looked at me with strange eyes, and I felt embarrased.
• United States
10 Apr 10
I think the fact that I had a little personal space back at home made it difficult adapting to college. I have two roommates and they are really nice but one of them is always in the room. I know it's their room as much as it is mine but I didn't realize how much I needed space when I need to get my work done.
@qamarep (4453)
• Pakistan
6 Apr 10
wow you are in china nowadays whats is the better in china in education ther productts that we purchase thy are all second class. but tell me about education
@morgandrake (2144)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Initially for me, the hardest thing to adjust to was just being back in classes. I am a non-traditional college student going to a "commuter college." I was already a member of the workforce for twenty years when I decided to go back to school. That twenty year gap occasionally is amusing because some of the assumed knowledge was not being taught when I was in high school. Now, that I have a few semesters under my belt, the hardest adjustment is the amount of reading I am expected to do every week. I transferred from the local community college to the local university; today I am sitting in classes with Master students doing the reading load of a Master student while still being an undergrad (the university I am going to has 4000/5000 spilt level classes where you end up with both undergraduates and Master students taking the same class). Of course, the most interesting adjustment that I had to make was going from the self-image of a high school dropput flipping burgers to the self-image of a college student who is also running his own business. Occasionally, my confidence lags behind what I am actually accomplishing.
@besthope44 (12146)
• India
3 Apr 10
Well first the surroundings, next will be the friends and my seat. Next is drinking water and canteen food. I never adapt easily, so it take me a month until i find it difficult.