A step-by-step guide to making friends abroad

When it suddenly hits you that you’re alone in a foreign country, far from your friends and family, and have no idea what to do next, here's some advice.

by Catherine Simpson

Oxford Uni

Learning to love your own company abroad

by Jessica Allen

Year Abroad Blues

by Global Graduates

Questions about Lonely


Any advice for living in a small town?


Make the most of the local area - for example Carnota has a beautiful beach! You can try a new sport like surfing or paddleboarding which will occupy your free time. You're bound to meet people your a...

Join our weekly newsletter

All the latest articles, questions and jobs to help you become a global graduate