It's that time of the year when most of you would have accepted your offers from universities and are set to go there in a couple of months. This is also when some students get very anxious about the life they are about to encounter. Moving abroad to study is a fierce commitment that requires much more than academic maturity. It requires you to be ready to deal with the world alone without your family readily available.
Until now, life may have been different because your parents or parent figures may have made decisions for you. But now, you're guiding yourself into a life where you have to make your own decisions and face the consequences of your choices; this can be stressful. But the good news is that you are not alone. Millions of students are going through the same uncertainty as you. Even older people have yet to figure out life. Everyone makes mistakes. Be open to the idea of making them and learning from your actions.
The most important part of a student's life is to keep learning and moving. Don't stop being ambitious and adventurous. You have your whole life in front of you. Studying abroad gives you an edge to start experiencing what the other part of the world looks like. In a few years, you'll realize that having this global perspective on life is so important as you start thinking of the world as a vast place with different cultures.