Essay on The University Of Louisiana At Monroe

827 Words Sep 24th, 2015 4 Pages
For college freshman, seeing their entire lives packed away into the back of one car can leave a bittersweet in their mouths. The excitement of being on their own for the first time overpowers the crippling anxiety that comes with the experience of actually being alone. The adjustments of a new town, new people, and a new way of life for the average incoming freshman at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) are nothing compared to the adjustments international students make when coming from abroad. Language barriers, dietary differences, and culture shock all while being homesick can cause unneeded stress for international students. College years are supposed to be filled with exciting stories of late night coffee runs and entertaining study sessions, not with memories of homesickness and the fear of not knowing anything about the surrounding area. If the community of students at ULM established a campus organization that presented Monroe and West Monroe in an intimate way, incoming students (whether from in-state, out-of-state, or from other countries) would feel beyond comfortable in their current surroundings and have one less adjustment to make in their lives. The name for this organization, if instituted on campus, would be The Wanderer’s Club, based on the fact the club would be organized by students who desire to wander and explore their surroundings to establish familiarity within the area.
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