You have finished applying for colleges, receiving the enrollment and the visa to go along with that. You have done most of the job; going to another country for your studies is amazing and exciting time for you. You will set new timelines, benchmarks and target you things which you hadn’t thought of. You are going to meet new people, see new places and new benchmarks that you’ll set for yourself.
You’ll be Independent for the First Time
For the first time in your life, you’ll be away from family and the best you can do is grabbing that opportunity with both hands and become independent. You will not have anyone telling you what to do and when to do it. You can set yourself a new timetable with the extra time on hand; you can, meet new people, foster new connection, and stay up a little later, go out whenever you feel like it. Things are exciting and interesting at the same time and you can take complete charge of where your life goes.
Be a little Crazy, who’s to judge you anyway
When you’re so far from home, why not be yourself, not the one you are going to be in 3 months. Most people become mundane and look at tourist at why they are acting so crazy within a few months, so act crazy, try new things everywhere you go. Get Lost, ask for direction and absorb the new sights and sounds of the country your visiting. It’s only going to be some time before you become mundane, so enjoy that time.
Things can go out of hand, Don’t Sweat it
At some point after when you arrive, you may get frustrated. Since you were planning for everything from across the world you might get some unexpected surprises with you accommodation or just jet lag. Give it some time you need to unwind and make decision after giving it some thought.
Keep an Open Mind and an Open Door
Now, that you are well rested, the next thing you need to do is make friends. Try to keep the doors of your dorm room open and your mind open to new ideas and thoughts. You can be less judgmental and open to new avenues. You can make friends from anywhere and anybody would be open to help you if you ask.
Remember Mom’s Recipes when your Abroad
It’s a new country, the cuisine will be different, there will be many options from fast food to all you can eat restaurant. You will have enough chances to try out any and all of these options. But sometimes you will want to eat some home cooked meals just like Mom made it. For this purpose carry a hot plate and some supplies such as preservatives and good amount of Maggi.
Go One Step at a time
Going through the motions in another country is not same as it would be in your own country. You might find yourself on the wrong floor more than once, you may take some time to get through people if you are unfamiliar, it may be frustrating and take some time, but don’t sweat it and continue your way as you wish it to.
You’ll be Homesick, Don’t worry it will get better
Life depends on you, you can be gregarious and thoughtful or just tired and irritable. You will feel that life is not same as it was back home. You will want to go back to familiar territory and the people you leave behind, don’t worry it will get better and the people you will miss are missing you more as time goes on. So make them proud and don’t look back.