A Message From First Year Experience's
Pegasus Parent Program
Universities are very special places for me, and why I am dedicated to giving transition support for incoming students and families as the First Year Experience Graduate Assistant for Parent & Family Programs.
During my undergraduate years, I gained not only a treasure trove of knowledge, but I also learned how to overcome some hardships in my life. One of my initial hardships was homesickness. Since I am from Korea, I have a 12-hour time difference with my family. When I started college, I thought could handle every situation and my future was set since I “declared” my major. Well, it became pretty obvious that this little college-kiddo encountered some struggles. My first exam, food problems, roommate issues, questioning my major, and even some bigger life events kept emerging. It didn’t take a long time for me to call my family due to homesickness.
And UCF students also experience this. Our students who are experiencing homesickness and/or are intimidated by their first midterm are in the process of growing toward their unique goals. That is why this month's Pegasus Parent Post is here to give some resources on how to support your student practically and emotionally.