Transitioning to college for any student – first-generation or non – can be a tough process, and it is normal to feel out of place. There are people here to help! Additionally, the following resources might help you make sense of some of the changes.
First generation students may struggle to feel as though they are worthy enough to be in college and may question their abilities and worry that they were exposed as an imposter. Learn more about the imposter syndrome and first generation students.
Often times, first generation college students feel as though they are living two lives and must act differently with family members and friends back home in comparison to their college friends. This article sheds more light on this often tense experience of first generation students in which they learn how to code switch.