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Dealing with Homesickness while Studying Abroad

Below are a few proactive tips from my experience of studying abroad on how to beat homesickness.

1. Make time to talk to people at home. 610 more words

Studying Abroad

Live a Day in My Homesick French Girl Life!

9 a.m.
I wake up because of my phone vibrations.

It may be 9 a.m. here, but it’s 7 p.m. in France. My friends and family may have sent me messages during the night, but I always wake up to the last vibrations of my phone. 1,072 more words

Aztecs Abroad

Counting Down Already

And so, we made it to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo!  We landed here just after midday on the 24th of November.

It has been overwhelming ever since.  71 more words



In order to reach a desired destination, we must leave the present one.

Our destinations keep changing as we grow old. Ageing, a biological process, is supposed to make us wise. 555 more words


Keeping busy and staying productive

I’d been preparing myself to move abroad for over year before it eventually happened. I was pedantic in my planning (bar failing to bring any sort of reasonable jumper despite the fact I would be in Germany until DECEMBER) and, I thought, had a reasonable idea of what life would be like. 550 more words


Living (very far) away from home - a new student's guide!


So, I’m currently in my second year of study at a university that is quite literally the opposite side of the UK to my hometown. 1,354 more words


Year Abroad Fears Revisited

Before I moved to China, I wrote a post called Year Abroad Fears, in which I spoke about, you guessed it, some of my fears for the coming year. 621 more words