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Being a New Student at a School: How to Face This Challenge

Sometimes it happens that we need to change our environment: move to a different city or country, go to a new school or college, make new friends and connections. It does sound exciting, but this process is not always painless. First of all, you may miss your previous place of living or studying. Secondly, being adopted by the new place is not that easy as it depends on many factors like people, your emotions and comfort etc. If you have to change your school or class check our tips of how to get adjusted to it.

  1. Learn about your new school

    Before you visit it the first time you should spend some time exploring what your new place of study is like. You can check the web resources like the official website, a rating of the schools, and also forums where you will be able to learn an informal opinion about it.

    If you are still at the stage of selecting which school to go, you may ask the most suitable ones for an opportunity of an over day stay in there. This is how you will see what the lessons are like, who you will study with, if the teachers are nice, taste the food in the dining hall. Also, it is a chance to make new friends in there and have support for future if you select this school to go.

  2. Be positive.

    If you have selected the school already and have to go there for the first time make sure that you are in a good mood and feel positive about it. Try to be nice to everyone. This is a simple rule of how to make people like you. Behave nicely not only with people in your class but with everyone you meet there: they may appear to be your future teachers, mates in different classes etc.

  3. Making friends.

    Friends We all know that finding a real friend is not that easy. However, you need to have people in your new class that you can spend nice time with, share your thoughts and be able to rely on and help them from your side. As you are at your first stage of acquaintance with everyone around you be attentive to people: listen to what they say, do not ignore someone's invitations to have a coffee together or join their lunch table. Also, you should be ready to tell a lot about yourself: once having a new student in class everyone wants to know what they are like.

  4. Try to be a good student

    Student sitting at the desk Even if you are not the one who used to get the excellent marks try to seem like this person in a new school. First of all, teachers will definitely notice you as you are the new one and will want to know about your academic level. Also, remember that first impressions is long lasting. When you try your best at the very beginning it will be easier for you in future as teachers are already aware of your skills and knowledge.

  5. Join a club of your interest.

    Typically, there is a number of clubs in every school like music, visual art, theater, literature club. If you are an active person and are fond of sports check such options as soccer, basketball, gym, volleyball, hockey, tennis etc. Such places are good for meeting a lot of new people, which you share your interests with. If you select a team sport you will be able to take part in competitions that usually happen in other schools and even cities.

    An important hint: if you want to be sure to meet the person you like communicating with once again, do not forget to get their contacts and share yours if needed.

  6. Take it easy

    Do not exaggerate with moving to a new school. Yes, it is a big event in your life but still you have to stay yourself and follow your own goals. It will not be so hard if you do not care all the time what others think about you: it is important to be nice and diligent when you feel comfortable about it.

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