When a university student is away for school in September, it is both a sad and exciting time. On one hand, they feel the freedom being away from home and finally getting to do what ever they want. On the other hand however, the sting of homesickness comes often and is difficult to overcome. Sure there is a wide range of technology available to stay conneted but, a facetime smile isn't the same as a real hug or sharing a good laugh from a silly joke.
One of the biggest struggles students face is food. The likely senarios are that they do not know how to cook at all, they have minimal knowledge or they simply dont have time. All of a sudden the freedom that came with being away does not seem worth loosing home cooked meals everyday.
School can also be stressful, aside from the first week filled with parties, activities and less classes. Students are bombarded with different tests, essays, assignments and projects that they need to complete and week after week, while attending different classes day after day. But that isn't only it, students must find a way to balance school, a social life and sometimes work. School seems to get busier and busier the further you get and sometimes you just need a little break.
FoodSpending time with familyA break from school
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