What happens if I get homesick?

Homesickness is a common and natural feeling for students who are studying abroad. Here are some tips to help you cope with homesickness:

  • Staying connected with loved ones back home through technology is key! Video calls, social media, and messaging can help bridge the distance and make you feel more connected to your support system.
  • Meeting and hanging out with other international students can provide a sense of community and belonging, making it easier to adjust to your new surroundings.
  • Embracing the culture and trying new things can also help combat homesickness. Discovering new foods, customs, and traditions can be an exciting way to explore your new home.
  • Taking care of yourself is crucial. Exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep can help you stay physically and mentally healthy.
  • Be kind to yourself and reach out for support if you need it. Remember, homesickness typically fades with time as you adjust to your new environment, but seeking support and taking care of yourself can help the process.