There comes a time when the novelty of college wears off. Things will start to go wrong; assignments will start to pile up; or you'll get sick. Stress will severely outweigh the fun you're having. That's when you'll start to wonder why on earth you decided to leave home in the first place.

The most important thing to remember is that things will get better. You'll hit your stride eventually. And the good times will be better than you ever expected.

"After six weeks away at school, I got really homesick. Then it turned into depression. I even wanted to leave UF and go home. But I'm glad I made the choice to stay. This experience has been the best time of my life." -Christina Vila, Journalism