Homesickness

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Questions about Homesickness

Q

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

Friends

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...

Q

Very homesick and would like some advice?

Homesick

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...

Q

Extremely homesick and need some advice?

Homesick

I'm on my year abroad at the moment too, and I have a lot of friends who are in Paris at the moment. I would definitely recommend joining some of the Erasmus Facebook pages and participating in the ev...

Q

Best advice for homesickness?

Homesickness

Hiya,We've had a great thread on homesickness recently with lots of useful advice that should be helpful, as well as a slightly older thread on the subject.There is also a fantastic article on ThirdYe...

Q

What is the best way to cope with homesickness on your year abroad?

Italy

I found watching some trashy British TV helps! And try and go out/ spend some time with friends or plan a trip somewhere :)

Q

Should I leave study abroad?

Homesickness

Hi!So my experiences are maybe a little different but hopefully I can give you some helpful advice at least. I was supposed to go to belgium for a year but after a few months I realised that I really...

Q

How do you tell if a friend has depression?

Mental Health

Hello! Last year Student Minds put together the Look After Your Mate campaign, to give students tips and suggestions for supporting their friends through difficulties. There are lots of simple thing...

Q

What are your most effective coping strategies for dealing with severe home...

Mental Health

I'm lucky to have not suffered home sickness too much as I'm used to being away from home and I easily adapt to new surroundings but I would suggest trying to find something at your uni that you would...

Q

I'm starting to hate my year abroad already. Any advice?

Spain

I have the same issue, I know it might take a lot of bravery but are there any groups you could join. Anything, even if it's knitting! Or dance? It may take a while to meet people this way but I suppo...

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