Arrival at university is often synonymous with honeymoon. Everything is new: the schedule, usage of their time, courses, professors, classmates, student life, etc. New students are therefore generally enthusiastic and anxious to begin their university studies.
After a few weeks however, the difficulties related to adapting and integrating may appear and disinterest, isolation, fatigue or even doubt may replace the keen interest they had in the beginning.
Since at some point students learn to develop strategies as they need them, they can address the different services offered to help them overcome these difficulties. This is how they succeed at adapting and integrating into their new life at school. It is therefore important to encourage students to give themselves the necessary time to experience their transition and adapt to their new environment. The duration of this transition varies from one person to the next.