No matters how beautiful and fun place it is, you always miss your home and it’s completely fine to feel homesick sometimes. International students constantly have to face something new which they have never experienced before like a new living environment, a new way of studies, new friends and all of the above new home or country. And it is understandable that each person takes time to adjust to a new environment and culture. All this new experience and exposure sometimes leave you missing your home, your family and things that you are familiar with.
Today we have decided to help those international students, who suffer from such issues and cannot really find a way out. There could be lots of things that can be done to overcome homesickness or loneliness, but you cannot really think of it when you are going through that time. Therefore, Edvise Hub decided to jot down a few easiest tips to deal with homesickness and loneliness for international students. Read on to know about it all!
Easiest tip for international students to deal with Homesickness:
Keep yourself busy:
You usually miss home when you have nothing to do; you are free at home doing nothing is the time when you mostly feel homesick or alone. To get out of the shell, the important thing is to keep yourself busy, try getting yourself busy with different activities you enjoy. You can get busy cooking for yourself or just have your friends over, go to the gym or movie. Just try to make yourself active and busy when you not having classes or studies.
Keep in touch with your parents, siblings or friends:
Stay in touch with your loved ones overseas, regular contact will help bridge the distance and will provide you great comfort too. In this modern world, there are plenty of options to stay contacted to your family and friend anywhere in the world: you can facetime or skype with your family it is a great way to overcome that homesick feels. Or you can use WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram to stay connected and updated about your family or even keep them updated about you and your social life. It’s a great fun way to keep in touch with your friends and family for international students and it’s pretty convenient too.
The other easy way to kick out homesickness is to socialize and build your network. Joining a club at your university or even in your society will help you meet new people and make new friends it will also keep you busy. Joining international student society is the best step because you will see students coming from different countries plus they would be going through a similar sort of experience so it’s better to stick around people who understand you completely (without judging you).
You can also get your self-involved in different other societies and club-like sport society, reading club or there could be many other clubs and societies in your university. All you have to do is look for them, most of the universities encourage being a part of some society or club within the university. This will keep you busy yet away from that lonely feel.
Always ask for Help:
If these things are not enough and you cannot help yourself out of that phase, it’s always healthier to ask for help. Sometimes you need someone to make you understand things from a different perspective or someone to push you or encourage you. Do not hesitate to ask for help from your higher education provider, they completely understand the pressure international students have. Therefore, they have made a department to help such students; they will direct you to a range of international student support services as counseling, recreating, activities, social clubs, and monitoring program.
Start a Part-time job:
It is one of the perks of studying abroad in Australia, that international students here are allowed to work during their studies, also it is a great way to get out of this homesickness and loneliness. As an international student in Australia, you can find thousands of option to work with your studies that will help you save some extra bucks for your weekend trips and give you great chance to meet different people and make new friends, hang out after your classes and work. So, it’s a “win-win” for international students to get some part-time work while completing a degree in Australia.
A few quick and easy tips to deal with homesickness while you study in Australia as an international student, we hope that you will find this blog informative yet effective. If you want any sort of guidance or information about Australia and student visa contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also check Edvise hub’s blog section to read more about Australia.