Homesickness is experienced by most people when they are living away from home for the first time. This is extremely common with students during the first year of university, however, this does not need to affect your ability to succeed at university. Learn how you can overcome feelings of homesickness.
At some point during your first year at university, you are likely to find yourself longing to go back to your home country where you have your family and friends and familiar things around you. This is common to all students at university, not only those who are studying abroad. As an international student you will also experience cultural differences that you need to assimilate alongside missing what is the most familiar and comfortable to you. Be patient and don’t worry. Homesickness is very normal, and the feeling will pass.