Transferring in the middle of the year

<p>I'm going to be transferring to a small private school in a few weeks. It's a long story, but I have to do it now; I can't wait until September. What should I expect, and how can I minimize awkwardness? Even though I've transferred schools a few times in the past, I've been studying abroad for the last few years in a country with a vastly different culture, so I don't really know what to expect on the first day.</p>

<p>People are more prone to like you if you're a mid-year transfer due to curiosity. Don't be shy and be bold about approaching new people :)</p>