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What is the hardest part about being away from home while in college?

I am considering going out of state for college.

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Luke’s Answer

For many, the hardest part of going away for college includes:

1.) Missing out on things their family / friends back home are doing.

2.) Being away from "comfortable and familiar" surroundings.

3.) Giving up dependency on family.


Despite the negatives, there are certainly some positives to leaving your home state as it enables you to develop independence and grow in many ways as a person. The only person capable of making the decision is you, but be sure to consult loved and trusted ones during your decision making process. Also, be sure to run the finances of the decision, as often moving away comes with transportation/housing/random expenses that should be understood prior to embarking on the journey.

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Neha’s Answer

Learning how to do things on your own! Going away is definitely the first and biggest possible push out of the nest. Taking care of yourself is the most important thing but also the most overlooked. Make sure you take care of yourself mentally, physically and emotionally.
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