3 Tips Every Out-Of-State Student Should Know
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3 Tips Every Out-Of-State Student Should Know

A few tips that will make the process of getting comfortable in a new state a little bit easier.

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3 Tips Every Out-Of-State Student Should Know

If it isn't hard enough moving away from loved ones for college then moving out of state, either hours or even days away, could be a hassle, but here are a few tips that will make the process of getting comfortable in a new state a little bit easier.

1.  Join the Facebook group

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I can promise that every college has a "class of (your expected graduation date)" Facebook group! This is a good way to not only find a roommate or buy a cheap mini fridge but to make friends before you actually get to the state and college. It will be easier to settle into this new environment if you already know a few people. These friends could also come in handy especially if they are residents of that state since they will know the best places to eat, avoid, or to just hang out.

2. Less is more

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You're already moving out of state so there is no reason for you to pack your whole room into a vehicle for multiple hours and then unpack into a much smaller room. Realize what is important for actual living and that not every single shirt you own has to be taken to college. There are many lists online and even YouTube videos discussing college essentials.

3. Video-chat is everything

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In the age of technology, there are so many ways to video chat such as FaceTime and Skype. Relatives, family, and friends love this way of communication and it will definitely come in handy when you're feeling homesick. This way of communication is much more personal than shooting a text or even a phone call. The ideas along with FaceTime are endless such as going on a dinner date or even watching a movie together (this may sound weird at first, but a lot of long distance relationships do it).

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