Most college freshmen face different degrees of “campus culture shock” when starting their higher education. New college students are coping with social changes and a more rigorous course schedule than they have ever experienced. They are also faced with the new challenge of independence and self-motivation. Additionally, some students face other challenges such as language barriers, financial struggles, and social anxiety.
These challenges are not new at all. Just a few months before entering college, high school students were required to ask for a permission just to go to the restroom. In college, students can decide on their own whether or not they attend class. It is a big change and more times than not our students are not prepared for this whole new world.
In this month’s blog posts we will discuss tackling increased freedom, handing new and old relationships, adapting to the new environment and how educators can help students battle these post-high school challenges.
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