Being an international student I never had an option of visiting Simmons in the summer. So unlike other students, I did not know how my college looked like until the day of Fall Orientation.
Obviously, I had built a beautiful picture of Simmons in my mind before coming here. And, I was so happy to see that Simmons totally met all the expectations of my "Dream School". From smiling, happy and friendly faces all around the campus, to small classes, very helpful faculty and lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Simmons was a perfect place for me.
It took me a while to make friends, to know my professors, to get involved in the community but I was never scared to take the first step. Because I knew I had a big support system. Simmons was my support system. In my classes, my professors were always more than willing to help me. The staff working in Simmons was always available to assist me with my questions. My friends were always interested in talking to me about my experiences and culture. I got very comfortable in my college life from the first semester.
The stereotypical thought of a scary, intimidating and challenging transition to college did not hold true for me. Simmons made it very smooth for me to adjust with the new life and new culture. I not only liked what I was studying, but I also started getting a richer college experience as I started to get involved in the community. Everywhere I looked there were tons of opportunities for me. Be it classes, extra-curricular activities, leadership or any other field. All these factors made my relationship with Simmons much tighter and enriching.