Why am I homesick?
We all have an innate need to belong and we develop attachments to others in order to feel safe. Moving away from this support network can be stressful and, in some cases, can lead to anxiety and depression, which in turn can affect your well-being and academic performance. As you meet new people and develop new attachments, however, homesickness begins to fade and you will be able to explore and settle into your new environment.
Some level of homesickness is normal for anyone who has just moved into a new environment. Here are a few strategies to help you make connections in your new environment and create a sense of belonging.