Coping with homesickness can be a bit tricky, filled with ups and downs as you navigate life away from your home country. I’m from Kazakhstan, and this is my second time studying abroad, the first being at Drexel University in the U.S. No matter how many times you do it, missing your family and home is just a thing that happens. But, hey, I’ve got a few tricks that make it a bit easier.
First off, I make sure to do things I really like. Instead of just sitting in my room studying, I go out to beautiful places in the city and study there instead. Museums and art galleries are my go-to spots. For example, the Art Library is a beautiful place to study at and it is 5 minutes away from the campus! Doing this makes my days more interesting, helps me learn new things, and keeps me from feeling too sad. Knowing I’m making my dreams come true helps me deal with missing home.
Getting into university events is a real game-changer too. Many clubs organize events almost every day. Checking their websites shows all the amazing events happening. Going to these events helps me relax after a long day of studying, and it’s a chance to make new friends. Many of these friends are international students like me, so we get each other. Going through things together makes it all a bit easier and more fun!
Moreover, it’s crucial to realize that you’re living your dream and having a good time. It’s okay to miss home, but understanding that you chose this exciting path adds a layer of adventure. Talking to your family online regularly and sharing your adventures with them makes you feel connected, and they’re very happy for you!
Overall, dealing with homesickness involves doing things you love, being a part of university life, and understanding that you’re on an exciting journey. By following these simple strategies, you can turn homesickness into a chance for personal growth and make your adventure unforgettable. Just roll with it, and you’ll find the missing home feeling isn’t as heavy as it seems.