Dealing with anxiety while on an exchange

Lydia spent 5 months on an exchange in Canada. Here she tells us about the ups and downs she experienced, and gives her advice for coping with anxiety abroad.

by Lydia Latham


Questions about Anxiety


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Health & Fitness

What's wrong with me?


Please don't think there's anything wrong with you!  The year abroad is a really difficult time for a lot of people and everyone has ups and downs.  Homesickness, living in a new place, coping with...


Where's the best place to study in France, if I get homesick and want to ke...


I went to Paris on my year abroad which could be seen as impersonal and too big, but I made loads of friends.  I'm quite nervous at approaching new people, but I lived in a foyer (like a halls of...


Very homesick and would like some advice?


Hi there! I just thought I'd let you know that even though I've finished now this time two years ago I was feeling exactly the same as you! My first question is are there any other people from your un...


How do I cope with the stress of being abroad?

Mental Health

Don't panic! It's quite natural to be worried about your year abroad. Most students have at least some anxiety. Plan things carefully and choose an activity that you know you will enjoy. Studying on E...

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