I’m at PennState University Park and I love it here! Leaving home can’t be explained as anything but a rollercoaster. It’s literally ups and downs and random bursts of sadness and excitedness. But soon enough everything falls into place.
For me, the first few weeks were pretty intimidating. PennState is a pretty big school, and it’s easy to get lost in everything that’s happening. But after a few weeks, you’ll find a group of friends, and you’ll end up exploring things together!
Laundry and communal bathrooms aren’t as big of a deal as they’re made out to be. It’s tough for a while, but after that it just becomes routine. Not only will you feel more independent after going to college, you’ll feel a lot more confident about your decisions as well.
After a month, PennState felt just as small as OIS did (I didn’t need GoogleMaps anymore) and everything fell into place. It feels like a second home and I’m so glad I ended up here!
Anjali Jivan (Class of '18)