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It is normal to have no friends at first

When you come to college, it is normal to not have any friends. I know firsthand.

When I came to BGSU from Cincinnati, only one person from my high school attended BGSU with me. While I knew of him, we had never talked in high school, and we did NOT talk at all once I came to BGSU.

So I was a freshman, three hours from home, AND I had no friends. Needless to say, I was pretty nervous about my college choice. And to make things even more challenging, my roommate was an international student from Shanghai, China.

Now, I’m not saying … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known: It is OK to be homesick

I wish I would have known that most students suffer from being homesick in the beginning of their college careers.

I knew that I wanted to leave my hometown and explore new and exciting things at a college far away. I never knew that I would miss home as much as I did when I first began here at BGSU.

I can still remember my move-in day and watching my parents as they left. My mom will admit she cried when they left, but my dad won’t admit he did. I like believe he did, because I know I cried quite a … Continue Reading

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