Unlike my peers, my transferring was not a shock to my professors, friends, or family. Because I attended a community college, it was a natural progression to transfer from a 2-year college to a 4- year college. Despite that, the sheer moving to a new place was difficult for the friends that I had made and my family in the immediate area. So the arduous aspect of transferring, for me anyway, was moving on. In a way, it was like graduating high school 2.0 – they will still be your friends, and you’ll miss them with everything you have, but you have to go your own way.
Visiting the Schönbrunn Palace this past summer while studying abroad with friends.
Nevertheless, broaching the topic can be tricky, especially if you have no idea where you’re going. My advice would be to drop hints as you go further into the process. Remember: you’re doing this for you – for your education, your happiness, your future. Just as life is what you make it, so is your time in college. Make the right decision for you, and your friends and family will follow suit.