Study Abroad: Effective Ways to Overcome Homesickness

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Study Abroad: Effective Ways to Overcome Homesickness

Studying abroad can be the most fun time of your life, but sometimes homesickness comes into play. Read all about how you can overcome it!
Author: Cosmina Bradea

How does one overcome homesickness while studying abroad? We’ve just got the perfect tips to make your journey abroad more enjoyable. 

Make friends

We know making friends in a new country isn’t an easy task, but with a little bit of effort you’ll successfully manage. Be sociable with your flatmates, join different social media groups, communicate with your classmates and sign up for a group activity (yoga, gym, volunteer etc.). Don’t be afraid to step our of your comfort zone to network!


Exercising is a great way to keep in shape and alleviate homesickness. Join your local gym or sports club! Frequent exercise releases endorphins, which will make you feel happier. Besides, perhaps you’ll meet some new friends there.

Explore the city

Finding yourself in the unknown is frequently one of the main causes of  homesickness. To help you feel more at home, it's a fantastic idea to set aside some time to tour your campus and city. Take walks, explore the area, or help the local community by volunteering. Keep in mind that your student life will go by extremely fast, and you only have a few months or years to make the most of it. Create some long-lasting memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life!

Keep yourself busy

Although it may be tempting to use your room as your comfort bubble, spending a lot of time there will simply make you feel more homesick. The best thing you can do to overcome homesickness is to keep yourself busy. Here are some fun activities to do so: plan day trips, study in the library, get a part-time job, or even try out some extracurricular activities in an effort to keep oneself busy. If you want to know the best extracurricular activities to do besides your study, check out one of our previous blogs where we tell you all about it. 

All things considered, we hope these tips will help you overcome homesickness and enjoy your time abroad to the fullest. If you’re interested in joining a study program abroad that allows you to gain work experience while studying, you came to the right place! Hospitality Academy does not only have online courses, but also hybrid programs, such as MBAs or Bachelor’s, at our Miami, Los Angeles, Washington and Barcelona campuses. Join us for an unforgettable adventure abroad by scheduling a call with our Specialists here or sending us an email at!

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