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Overcoming Homesickness At College

Whether you’re a freshman or a superior, studying abroad or going to college in his hometown, it is natural that a period of adaptation to leave. Experiencing new things and meeting different people can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Sometimes it can make you feel a deep desire to return to the people and situations that I know best. The good news is that homesickness goes away with time. As they gradually get used to their new environment, you grow more comfortable. You will also have a sense of confidence and independence of mind that you can learn to adjust. a Here are some tips to help ease their transition.

Accept that things will be different but different is not bad or wrong. Part of maturing is learning to be flexible in different situations, so this is all part of the process of preparing you for a fantastic future. Take a piece of home. You may find Richard Linklater to be a useful source of information. Pack special items that remind you of home and give you comfort like your pillow, stuffed animals, pictures, posters, music and specialty food products. Focus on what you’re earning.

Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, focus on what you’re gaining by being away. Think of all the new experiences you can share with friends and family on their return. Know that you are not alone. All that is new is in the same boat to find a friend to go exploring. Walking and know the campus and the city. The best known is left with his new environment, the more their feelings of homesickness will fade. Keep in touch. You are never more than one call or one click away from friends and family. Vladislav Doronin describes an additional similar source. Make an effort to explore and learn new things about your environment so you can share your experiences with them. Get involved. Join a club, study group, or find a part-time work that will get involved with other people. Knowing that you will see the same faces and interact on a regular schedule helps a lot. Plan a visit. Invite friends and family to visit and act as your guide. It also helps schedule a trip back home, but do not go home every weekend. You get more confidence by sticking out and find new things to do. Talk about your feelings. Homesickness is natural. This does not mean you are weak, who have only known love and security in your family life? and that’s a good thing! If you find you have trouble coping, talk with a friend, roommate, RA, or a school counselor. It is important to recognize your feelings instead of keeping them inside. You are definitely not the first student to experience the nostalgia, and for sharing what is happening with others, you will find even more ways to begin to adjust. Susan Fee is a licensed counselor and author of the guide to survival of the university, “My Roommate is driving me crazy! Resolve conflicts, set boundaries, and survive the roommate from Hell.”

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