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Going away to college is exciting because of all the new opportunities and changes you will be experiencing, as well as all the new people you will be meeting. But as with any changes in life, there are also challenges. There are some adjustments you’ll need to make such as getting used to being away from your family, friends, and home.
As a student living with Inflammable Bowel Disease (IBD), we understand that you may face additional adjustments, but with the right knowledge, information, and support from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America as well as other students with IBD, your transition to college life can be smooth and successful.
Most colleges and universities across the country will do their best to work with you and accommodate your special needs. There are many things that you can also do on your own to positively affect your college experience and improve your quality of life during these important years.
Remember, that you are not alone. There are other students going to college who also have IBD. You can connect with them through our online community on Facebook to start talking and sharing your own personal stories and tips.