Studying in a University is one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life. However, some stress and homesickness can occur along the way, but don't let these problems wear you down.

Here are 6 tips on how to survive your college days away from home.

1. Eat breakfast every day

Students who eat breakfast are more likely to receive fiber, calcium and other important nutrients. It also helps to control weight, lower blood cholesterol levels and help with fewer school absences and fewer trips to the school nurse with hunger - related stomach complaints. Eating a healthy breakfast is also linked to better concentration, better performance, and increased energy. Some student apartments in Orlando provide free meals for their residents so it’s easy and convenient for busy students who are always on the go. You don’t have to worry about making your own meals, you just need to go to the cafeteria and grab your meal.

2. Maintain a good attendance and study habits

Going to college entails a lot of resources: money, time and energy. So studying should become your top priority. You have to attend your classes regularly to know what's going on and how to do your work, otherwise it can affect your grades.  Review all the topics that are discussed in the class to keep what you’ve just learned, fresh. Taking detailed notes makes it easier for you to study. As much as possible have advance reading done for your next topic. Develop a good study habit. Spend at least one hour or more studying each day to refresh everything.

3. Find a good a place to study

Finding a good location is one of the keys to effective studying. You will also need to build a routine. Develop a routine by studying on days you plan to study, at the same place and at the same time. You can study in your dorm room, coffee shops, your school library, or school parks.  However, it is hard to focus on your studies in a distracted or noisy room, so having a quiet study room apartment near ucf is ideal.

4. Become friends with your roommates and neighbors

Your roommates or neighbors could turn out to be a great lifelong friend. Spend time getting to know them and talk about your common interests. If you live with a random roommate, you’ll not only become friends with them, but you’ll also meet their friends.  Meeting new people is one of the great perks of living in student apartments, so take advantage of it.

5. Keep a planner

Start by bringing a planner to your classes every day. Write on your calendar things like: work, class schedules, requirements and due dates. You can also use your planner for keeping track of tasks, appointments and notes. Another advantage of using a planner and sticking to a schedule for all mandatory responsibilities, is it leaves free time for creative endeavors and hobbies. You can use your creativity by decorating it with stickers, photographs and other embellishments.

6. Deal with your homesickness

Even the most independent student can be struck by homesickness. You may miss home often, and that's normal. Try doing similar activities that you would at home that you like most. If you like biking, bike around the campus, if you like swimming, find swimming pool apartments at ucf or if you enjoy playing basketball or volleyball, there are volleyball court apartments at ucf.  Do you like watching movies?  No worries! There are endless possibilities to enjoy college days and beat loneliness at ucf student playful community apartments, a home away from home.

Enjoy your college days academically and socially, it is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

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Since 1995, we have been a second home to thousands of UCF students. Ideally located on University Blvd., we’re just one block away from campus.

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