Needless to say that it is a hugely immense transition for students, from school to college life. From an extremely protective shell that has its limitations in terms of time, academics and much more, to a space where everything seems to be omnipresent and limitless, one does tend to take quite some time to absorb the change.
Primarily, if you see, the school and college lives differentiate from each other in terms of avenues that each offers. Its just fascinating to explore such a wide variety of grasslands that exist in college. The social circle breaks the shackles of “only-friends-allowed”, to “communicate-with-everyone-but-friends-with-some”. And this communication factor opens horizons of perception, interpretation and confidence of a person, by leaps and bounds. The teachers are no longer the ones you would always hesitate to ask anything from, while in school. College life gives a person, a number of chances to build a communicative relationship with the teachers. Not only does this space gets you to be taught by them, but work with them in close vicinity, in various areas of interests like societies, fests and so much more. There are bunks from lectures, exploring the world outside, travelling, dipping into internship programs, joining various clubs and societies and so much more. College has it all.
When marking the difference between school and college life, the discussion does not settle only at the social perspective of both lives. Emotionally also, it is a ride for people, or maybe, most of the people. Young adults, as we call them, go through situations of emotional turmoils and emotional achievements, more in college life than in school life. School is more guarded while college is an open field. There are stories of friendships and heartbreaks, successes and loses, good days and bad days, so on and so forth. What’s worse is the fact that the person has to go through it all, in this life, to understand himself better.
Someone just rightly said, “College is not just bunks and proxies. And school was not just tiffins and periods. These are the worlds that make the whole lot of difference in an individual’s own world.”