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    I'm an international (SEA) student who will be starting a boarding school in a few days. The thing is the school I'm going to only accepts around 20 new students at sixth form, everyone else already knows each other really well and I don't know anyone at all . I've been at my old school since nursery and had the same group of friends ever since. I'm really shy and scared of talking to strangers I've asked people around me for advice they've all said to not be scared and approach everyone. But I honestly don't think I can do it I always break out in a cold sweat when around strangers and get pretty scared of talking to people I don't know well. Is there anything I can do to make myself more approachable???? I'm taking Maths, Sociology, English Language, Economics and Further Maths for A levels. Most of the classes are very small (less than 10) will this make it harder to make friends?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm an international (SEA) student who will be starting a boarding school in a few days. The thing is the school I'm going to only accepts around 20 new students at sixth form, everyone else already knows each other really well and I don't know anyone at all . I've been at my old school since nursery and had the same group of friends ever since. I'm really shy and scared of talking to strangers I've asked people around me for advice they've all said to not be scared and approach everyone. But I honestly don't think I can do it I always break out in a cold sweat when around strangers and get pretty scared of talking to people I don't know well. Is there anything I can do to make myself more approachable???? I'm taking Maths, Sociology, English Language, Economics and Further Maths for A levels. Most of the classes are very small (less than 10) will this make it harder to make friends?
    I think you'll be fine! In small classes, you'll find everyone will kind of talk to each other rather than sitting in small groups. Just make sure you don't sit silently in a corner on your own and you'll be fine. Offer a smile to people as they walk into the room or something and you'll instantly seem approachable. Because you're boarding, you'll find they're more likely to want to get to know you because they'll all be spending more time with you. Don't worry about it!
 
 
 
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