A new city, new habits, no one who decides for you when to wake up, eat, study and sleep.
This is the beginning of life from off-site: with a sense of total freedom and with the perception of being only you, for the first time, responsible of yourself.It is obviously the University the main reason for moving away from home and, if you do, there will certainly be many good intentions. Starting the University is not really simple: you need to acquire a new way of studying, organize themselves to follow the lessons, have a different approach with the professors and with the companions; it is all new and it would not be so strange if it were to cause loss. However, there is a very positive aspect: distance teaches us to focus on what is really important in life.
When melancholy emerges, it must be remembered that the reason that led to this choice is important both for oneself and for those who are proudly waiting for their return home.
By returning home one will realize that not everything has stopped with one’s departure, indeed everything goes on and updates itself. This does not mean no longer belonging to that place, but simply having the awareness of having grown up and having your own “point of reference” elsewhere.
The positive aspects are many, so it is necessary not to be discouraged by this sense of bewilderment but rather becoming aware of having matured and being able to: manage money, time, space and above all relationships with others.
University life must be formative both from the professional point of view and from the point of personal view; it is a “gym of life” and for an off-site it is even more so.
In the academic year 2017/2018, out of 1 million and 600 thousand children enrolled in the universities of Italy, over 1 in 4 (precisely, about 400 thousand) was out sede.Quasi one university student out of three chooses to attend an off-site university, ie located outside the region of residence: in the 2017-2018 academic year the percentage reached 27.4% and, from 2013-2014 when the share was equal to 24.5%, the average annual growth was 2.7%. Among the post-triennium students, the percentage is still higher and reaches 36%.