No matter where you go to college you have a lot of new experiences, but when going somewhere out of state, you obviously can have different expierences. You don’t have your family, friends, and likely don’t know anyone there.
Today, I finished my freshmen year of college. Although I only go to school one state away, 240 miles to be exact, it was still a completely new experience for me.
When I first got here I talked to EVERYONE, which was a new thing for me. Even though I am a relatively friendly person, most of the time, I never really cared about making friends in high school. That’s one thing I’m ending my freshmen year with, more friends than I think I have ever had before.
You have a whole new reputation to create since you know no one. If you go to college in your home state your bound to have previously known at least someone else who also attends your college. In my case, I never even met anyone that was from anywhere close to my home city.
I realized when I started attending my college how important family is. I missed my family greatly while I was away and have realized how much they mean to me.
Although you are going to college to learn, it’s really important to know about the town or city your school is in. I did not do this and I regret it greatly.
Going to college in state and out state is different, but you really will get the relatively same experience. I love the people I met. I’ve learned so much about myself so far, but I’m sure I would have if I went to school in state too. I’ve learned that everyone is different in their own way, I’ve learned that people really do go to college for different reasons, I’ve learned the importance of kindness, hard work, and not only how to love myself more, but how to love everyone I meet.