College life is an immense change for any person deciding to take it and not everyone who enrolls in it comes with the same expectations. Being a Northern Illinois student, I have high hopes and goals for myself. I believe NIU is an excellent place for me to grow as an individual. I think being able to will help me translation better without having to feel homesick at any moment, knowing that I have a reliable support system waiting for me back home. Socially, I want to meet new people. I’m eager in meeting other individuals and learning something about themselves such as – where they come from, what life is like in their part of the country, why they too choose to study at NIU. I also would like to point out that it’s important to surround myself with positive people that will encourage and help keep a healthy friendship. It’s best that I avoid those individuals who have bad intentions since it could lead to negative consequences. I think it’s interesting to get to know people who grew up in an entirely different culture/background than me. Some places I could achieve this goal is by going to sports events or just working out at the recreational center. Another advantage being from Sycamore has given me is having a few friends on campus that I’m familiar with, as that will help make the transition to college a bit more comfortable knowing I not completely alone. While I’m looking forward to having fun socializing with others, I know at the same time that it’s just as essential to pass all my classes.