The topic for my research project is “the effects of living far from home on HUCFL first year students’ study”. I made decision research this topic because of the following reasons. First of all, today most students study at university after graduating from high school. Due to the distance between their hometown and college, a few students live with their family while many others live far from home to study. This issue has long been a matter of everyone concern, especially students and their parents. Second, life away from home has very important effect on their psychology and study. When leaving home to live in another place, they will be difficult avoid some problem of the new habitat. As a result, some students are decreased in their study. Therefore, I research this project to help students understand thoroughly about the effects of living far from home. Finally, I suggest some solution to surmount the negative effects when living far from home. Through this study, I also hope that students will have more overall regard for this issue. From that, they realize the difficulties which they meet and can render the concretely solution to diminish the negative effects to study more effectively. II. Literature review:
1. Positive effects of living far from home.
What are the best and worst things about living away from home? Living far away from home, even for a short period, can be fascinating, exciting and unforgettable, but at the same time it has vary effects on our life especially international students. One of the positive effects is teaching us the precious lesson of grow up as a person. Whenever you step out of your home and approach to a new country, that means you have to say good bye the comfortable life and get into a life full of duties. You have to learn how to do things by yourselves, start worrying about every phase of our life, from vast parts to smaller tasks such as balancing my checkbook for not to be in the red. I have never done this in my country before. While I stay with my family, I don’t even think about my balance because I am youngest in my family, so everyone tries to take care of me very well. They think, I’m still young for response payments by myself. I’m kind of not being aware to spend money. I mean, I just buy whatever I think it is so important things to me without considering the price carefully. But it doesn’t work at here. Everything costs an arm and a leg. The price is totally different from my country. In fact, it charge me double price. Moreover, your independence behavior will grow inside of you. You have to organize your life and be responsible to your housework; cleaning the room, doing your washing up, or cooking your own meal. Being self-discipline and responsible will help you go through independence life and achieve it. For instance, at here (USA.), I can do whatever I want. No one will complain me as I stay at home. This is good for your privacy. You are able to wake up whenever you want to and come home at late night. No one will report you to your parents. Besides, you can decide every situations base on your thinking without arguing with your parents. However, the freedom can ruin the rest of your life if you can’t control yourselves this gives us a new feeling of independence. Many of us have been craving for freedom even since high school years. After all those times being in the control of over protective parents, now we can get away from all the bindings, and, in some way, stretch our wings. More importantly, living far away from home can teach us the invaluable lesson of living in harmony with other people. We learn to live with many...