Best advice for homesickness?

What is the best advice you would give for someone who a) has never been abroad alone before? and b) gets homesick quite easily? It probably doesn't help that I am very shy, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

This question was asked on 10th June 2015 and has been read 3620 times.

  • Global Graduates · 7 years ago


    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 about doing the year abroad as an introvert.

    Hope that helps and good luck!

    The TYA Team

  • Zoe Taylor · 7 years ago

    Get out AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. Erasmus events, Couchsurfing events, the gym, workshops ANYTHING. I know you feel awkward and the first couple of times you would rather be snuggled up on Skype in your appartment, but I really can't emphasise this enough. Grit your teeth through the first few events and eventually it will become enjoyable and normal as you meet people and relax a bit more. You'll feel worse wallowing in your appartment I promise, give it a go! :) 

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