Leaving Home For Clark
The only thing that’s keeping me sane as I travel towards Clark is the knowledge that every freshman about to set foot on campus is as uncertain as I am about college. It’s a new experience for every one of us. I’m excited.
I’ve been away from home before. I spent a whole summer in Scotland visiting my cousins. Two years ago, I experienced a monthlong hiking/kayaking trip. I’ve been away from home countless times. But I’ve never lived anywhere else.
On the other hand, I’m incredibly thrilled about coming to Clark! And that’s what this post is about.
Some of my friends are going to other top-notch universities – where their classes will be in 500-seat lecture halls. Other friends are going to great schools – where their only contact with professors will be reading the articles they write.
At Clark, I’ve been able to email my professors all summer – and have heard back. My classes all have caps in the range of tens and dozens, not hundreds. I’ll be able to perform research in my first semester on campus. Clark has been incredibly inviting.
I arrive at Clark in just a few days – and I can’t wait. I’m leaving my home for the first time – but I suspect that in only a few days I’ll have another home at Clark.