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Home Sweet Home: Advice for International Students

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Even though I am very used to being away from home most of the year, as I’ve been doing it since I was 14, I still miss home every now and then (especially if I catch a glimpse of the view from my balcony #nofilter).

LIM College - Balcony view

Don't get me wrong, I love New York with all my heart, but sometimes you just need to get away. It is always nice to be back at my real home. I go back every summer and Christmas, just for a few weeks, and sometimes I also get visits from family and friends, especially when my Dad is in town for business meetings.

My family actually group texts each other on a daily basis with our iPhones. I also have weekly FaceTime sessions with my mother to catch up with her about school and what’s going on at home, or just about anything. A 10-minute chat always turns into a three-hour FaceTime marathon.

I would say it really isn’t hard to adjust if you’re coming to NYC from another metropolitan city to study fashion. Sure, you need to get used to the transportation system and the city’s vibe, but it shouldn't be hard to catch up with the New York pace.

It will definitely be more challenging for anyone who has never lived in a big busy city. But you will soon be won over by New York City’s charisma. There’s nothing to be afraid of if you believe in yourself.

I’m not saying you can't miss your friends and family back home, but reminiscing about it 24/7 will just kill the potential of having the best experience in one of the world’s greatest cities. If you come to New York for a fashion degree, live in the moment and just enjoy one of the best times in your life.

Until next time… Xoxo Aaron

Topics: international students, Hong Kong