Deciding where you are going to college is a big decision to make. It is not like any of those times you asked your parents which toy you could get, and they decided for you. It is a decision only you can make. While I was trying to decide which college to go to, I made myself a list of requirements for it. At the top of my list was that the college had to be within a day’s drive. Of course, when I made that list, I was not planning on leaving my home state. In the end, though, I am glad I did. To give you a better understanding of why here are five reasons why going to college out of your home state is the best.
That first year of college taught me a lot about myself: how I think when faced with a new situation, how I prioritize things on my to-do list, how I narrow down my options when it comes to making a decision. However, the biggest thing I learned that first year of college was the newfound confidence I had in the decisions that I made. That confidence laid the groundwork for what would become the biggest change of my life.
3.) Network Of Friends
4.) Home Sweet Home
While I was away for college, being away from home made me appreciate those little moments more than I normally did, before. So, whenever I came home for Christmas break, I made sure to cherish every home-cooked meal and moment.
The anchor of my home actually pushed me to pursue that same feeling elsewhere. Even though I missed all my friends and family dearly, I developed a love of seeking out those same expressions of love wherever I went.