That is why I decided to continue education in the United States, and went to Boston University after school. That was when I found out that higher education in the U.S differs a lot from that, which is offered in high school. The volume of information that pounced on me from my first days at college was overwhelming, and I had hard times trying to cope with it. There was too much things to be done and learned, and I lost courage and self-confidence for some period. In addition I had health problems - pains in the back, caused by the herniated back disc distracted me from studying.
At that period I had to pay lots of attention to my academic life, due to the amount of information I got. I had almost no time to socialize, and my back hurt badly. Sometimes I felt like giving everything up, and returning home, but in some time I developed a strategy that helped me to cope with my problems. I decided that I wanted to continue my education in the Boston University, and to cope with all the strain I learned time-management and some self-motivation techniques, which helped me to organize my working hours effectively, leaving time for work and social life.
However, I managed to overcome all of those problems, and during my last three year in the Boston University I led a full life. My grades became much better - I had higher than 3.0 GPA for last three years, and I took active part in the social life of the university. ...