I would like to share my experience for this one.
When I traveled to a different city ad had to switch school, the initial few days were super awkward and boring. I felt completely left out in everything that was going on in my school. As i was from a different place i had problems understanding what the other students were talking. It was harsh.
But i took a bold step and joined the high school club for magazines as a middle school student. The seniors were impressed by my narration skills and wanted me on there editorial board. I happily joined the club and got introduced to many other people and through them i got to know about other student clubs at my school.
There was a point in my life as a student that i was in more student groups than i had subjects in my class. The teachers in my class were proud of me and that made me the popular smarty in the class.
Moral : interact with people who come together as a group for something they like. Be yourself, be humble and most importantly be patient.