In late June, I left home unsure what to expect. I had never gone away to camp before and the longest I had been away from home was about a week. I wasn’t worried about being homesick, but was unsure about how the rooming situation would work and whether I would enjoy living on the Pomona campus. I did end up feeling homesick during the first week of the program due to my difficulty with the language pledge but these feelings soon faded as the program progressed. Never having lived in a dorm before, I did not know what to expect.