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Leaving home Posted on 09-25-2007
ck201?

I am a freshman at a community college in KY. I would like to apply to Spelman (or any school away from "home") for the fall 2008 or spring 2009 semester. If I am accepted I am concerned about living away from familiar territory. I went to a university prior to attending the CC but that was 90 minutes away from where my family lived, not 6 + hours. I currently do not have a car and I don't t know he city of Atlanta at all. I've visited the city with my family years a go and we didn't do anything but go to the malls. Does anyone have any advice or tips to share whether I go to Spelman or not?
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iRep504 replied on 09-25-2007 01:34PM [Reply]
I feel your pain. At the end of my junior year, I was determined not to go out of state. And I still feel some anxiety. But i think of it this way: I know I'm not the only person who has stepped out of my comfort zone to go away for school. If they have done it, then i am more than capable to do it.
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C Nels replied on 09-25-2007 10:36PM [Reply]
Think of beyond college, do you want to stay in KY forever? A lot of the times, students will find a job in their field near wherever they went to school b/c they tend to build their network with businesses in that area. Also, going to an out of state/out of comfort zone school allows you to determine whether or not you REALLY want to be away from home and it gives you a opportunity to learn a new place. Whereas if you stay in KY, graduate and decide to move away, it'll be hit or miss in finding a good place...and job. 6hrs isn't THAT far, when you have to take off a day of work just so you can drive to your destination, that's far. Just something to think about. ...and Welcome to the forums!
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aiwifey replied on 09-26-2007 10:24PM [Reply]
I think that you should consider going to Spelman. You'll miss your family and everything but the experiences you will have will make it all worthwhile. I will be going away to NCAT next fall which is a long way from Indiana. Me personally I feel that I need a change of scenery. Plus A&T is a really good school. But your friends and family might try to talk you out of going so its really up to you.
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t2dakwont replied on 09-26-2007 10:43PM [Reply]
ck201? wrote:
I am a freshman at a community college in KY. I would like to apply to Spelman (or any school away from "home") for the fall 2008 or spring 2009 semester. If I am accepted I am concerned about living away from familiar territory. I went to a university prior to attending the CC but that was 90 minutes away from where my family lived, not 6 + hours. I currently do not have a car and I don't t know he city of Atlanta at all. I've visited the city with my family years a go and we didn't do anything but go to the malls. Does anyone have any advice or tips to share whether I go to Spelman or not?
right now i go to a school thats about two hours away from my home (chi town) and i actually dont think its far enough! i was determined to stay close to home for whatever reason when i was in highschool (imma college sophomore). im like 'ooo i gotta be close to my mama!' and cuz of that i limited my choices to skools in the midwest. i wish someone would have smacked me and said 'GROW UP'. like someone on here said, you're not going to be living in KY(?) forever. im not going to be living in illinois all my life either. as much as i love the Chi its just that u've got to realize that there is so much out there beyond your comfort zone. im tryna go to dc next year and thats a looooong ass way from home. so i know imma have to hold it down on my own ya know. plus, what if one day u wake up and decide 'man i want to travel outside the country?' cuz a lot of people do. i know i would love to spend some years of my life in Italy just to learn a new way of life. girl college is a time to branch out so do it now otherwise u will be sitting yo ass in the same spot ten years from now on hbcuconnect tryna figure out where everyone has gone
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