Yes, I think the best "splurge" young adults can make is on travel and experiences . . .
If you are worried about bullying in college, take heed; while every group of individuals is different, and the degree to which individuals in a group use bullying behavior is going to vary widely, I have found personally that students in college are far more mature and have far better developed social skills than high school students.
The first thing is what you shouldn't do, which is to escalate the aggression. If someone attacks you verbally or intimidates you, don't respond aggressively.
First, I don't like to use the term "bully," as it is a label and prevents us from seeing the one to whom the label is applied as a person. And this is important because bullying is human; it is an adaptive trait...
Absolutely! Most schools have an activities fee that is part of your tuition and that is to cover the expenses of on-campus activities.
It is best to live on campus your freshman year or your first year as a transfer student. This gives you an opportunity to meet lots of people, make new friends, and get involved in the campus.
First, don't panic! You may not know it now, but many before you have gone through this same process with many of the same feelings you have now.
Because we are human, we make mistakes. We actually learn better from mistakes than when things go right. The problem comes in when we make too many mistakes or make mistakes that have big-time consequences.