i am going to a college next year, but i dont have any of my friends going with me so i will be completely on my own, i'm not the loudest of people but im not completely rude and quiet either. is it hard to make friends?
I went to college only knowing one person, and its caused more problems than it would if i went on my own :/ , best idea is to go where you know at least a few people from high school, after visiting another college in my area and seeing mine also, it seems that as long as you know a few people then as a "group" you make more friends, whereas i know some people who are on their own that go home for lunch everyday!... However if you do go to a new college on your own, make sure you mix, always go to the college canteen!!! it seems the people who made friends did this and made friends there! make sure you are semi-close to one person and it should be ok,
if you are a boy it will be much easier though!
When I started college in September, only one of my friends was going with me and we didn't have a single class together (I was kind of lucky in that people I'd known from primary school were there so I wasn't totally lost but basically I hadn't spoken to them in five years!). Now, I can pretty much always find a few friends to hang around with during frees etc.
I found the best thing to do was to have a couple of random conversation starters (other than the obvious 'so what other subjects do you do/what did you do for GCSE/what school are you from' ones which take up 75% of the first few weeks) so if there's an awkward silence you can say something to fill it. Also, being absolutely honest ('I know absolutely no-one in this room, mind if I sit here?' said with a big smile) works well too.
Remember, everyone's going to be in classes/tutor groups with at least a few total strangers, so you're not the only one!
I was nervous when I first went to college...the first couple of weeks will be the hardest, but you will make a friend or friends after that, it just happens.It's so weird looking back at the year and realising how close i am with people now that I didnt even know at the beginning of the year.
Dont stress, enjoy your summer,lol