So you got accepted to a school away from your hometown. Fees are paid, scholarships are awarded, you've travelled the distance and touched down in your new second home for the next 2 years or so. Whether you enrolled in a small junior college or a university with multiple campuses, you are bound to relate to at least two of the three types of shock in your time away from home.
Whether alone or with family, anyone who's lived abroad for any length of time gets a bit itchy about socialising in their new surroundings. In addition, for those of us who are of a different race or ethnicity than the local population, this is inevitably associated with a certain conundrum: do I or do I not want to hang out with my own people?