As I remember back to when I was accepted, I remember I was excited and equally nervous. I knew it was an amazing school and that I would love it here, but so many questions rushed through my mind – how will I fit in? Will I have friends? Will I form close friendships like I already have at home? Will I have fun?
And looking back, I realize there is little need for these fears. Everyone is welcoming, friendly, and helpful here, and although it takes different amounts of time for all Exonians, eventually everyone finds their own friend group, small or large.
What has surprised me most is that almost all my close friends are so much different than me, and come from all over the country and the globe – it makes for truly interesting conversations, I promise!
Here in the photo you can see my friend Phil from Taiwan in the bottom right corner, me in the beany making a silly face, then Yena from South Korea, Julia from Austria, and Nick from New York making an equally silly face. Here we are cheering on Big Red at The E/A games this fall, and it was one of my most favorite moments at Exeter. With these fellow Exonians I have created some of the best friendships in my life that I will keep forever, and hopefully you have a chance to do the same!
Good luck with revisit day!