Essay on First Semester in Bryant College

609 Words 3 Pages
Coming to think of it now, the past three and a half months went past like a whirlwind. An endless number of questions, concerns and thoughts came to mind when I packed my bags and left home for a long period of time without the presence and support of my family and friends. Growing up in a sheltered household, I was always around people that were close to me and knew me. When the time came to say goodbye, it became more evident that I was on my own now. The responsibilities had now increased and all my decisions were on my own account. There was no one to hold my hand and tell me right from wrong. I had to use my own ethical judgment, remember my morals and values and make decisions accordingly.
Before arriving at Bryant, I was
…show more content…
Coming to think of it now, the past three and a half months went past like a whirlwind. An endless number of questions, concerns and thoughts came to mind when I packed my bags and left home for a long period of time without the presence and support of my family and friends. Growing up in a sheltered household, I was always around people that were close to me and knew me. When the time came to say goodbye, it became more evident that I was on my own now. The responsibilities had now increased and all my decisions were on my own account. There was no one to hold my hand and tell me right from wrong. I had to use my own ethical judgment, remember my morals and values and make decisions accordingly.
Before arriving at Bryant, I was excited yet anxious to see what the future had in store for me. I would often talk about college with my friends and wonder how it would be. Coming here and adjusting into the system, was very different for me, and a task on its own. Being an international student, there are pre-determined differences that are instilled into society. Most people from local areas assume that you speak ‘Indian’ because I’m from India, or use Fahrenheit to describe the temperature outside, instead of Celsius. Adjusting to the culture of the United States is a big adjustment, but as I saw this semester blow by, I realized that people often forget to realize that they have learned so much.
I have realized that I have changed the ways in which I socialize and behave