Arriving at Sussex in the first few days is an experience that words don't exist to describe. Coming as an exchange student for the year, I wasn't overwhelmed by the size of the campus, but the closeness of it. I was surprised by how helpful everyone around the campus was, both with and without an "Ask Me" sign.
Before I moved to Sussex I stayed in Coventry with a friend, and every morning I woke up dazed and confused, wondering what I was doing 5,000 miles from home. The strangest experience occurred when I woke up in my bed at East Slope--those thoughts were gone. I think I struck gold, as my flatmates are some of the coolest and nicest people I've had the privelage of meeting, and they've made me feel more at home than I ever imagined I would feel.
My welcome week has been a flurry of experiences--broken kitchen, loud music, East Slope bar, new people, Brighton nights--and they've all been unforgettable. Although I'm still unsure of the future, and adjusting to this lifestyle, I'm so grateful to be here and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
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