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Bellerbys top tips to battle home-sickness

Posted 05 October 2015
Bellerbys top tips to get you out of being homesick

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Homesickness can be uncomfortable, but a very normal part of being away from home. At Bellerbys, we’ve come across this many times and we are here to help. We’ve put together our top five tips on how to combat homesickness. 

Homesickness can be uncomfortable, but a very normal part of being away from home. At Bellerbys, we’ve come across this many times and we are here to help. We’ve put together our top five tips on how to combat homesickness. 



Stay organised: For many new college students, it can be extremely difficult to stay organised when you’re on your own. Keep a weekly agenda or planner to write down every important date. Assignments, sports or music lessons, and your teacher’s office hours are key things. 


Join clubs and enrichment activities: At Bellerbys College, there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities to choose from. They’re a great way to meet new people. There are the indoor activities such as table tennis, badminton and various forms of dance including street dancing. You can also find a range of outdoor sports such as Football and Tennis. If you’re into music then there are all sorts of music clubs and lessons for instruments such as guitar, piano and singing activities. There’s also a weekly enrichment activity timetable which includes exciting and interesting events, lectures and activities to support your learning in a social and relaxed environment.

Personalise your environment: Accommodation rooms feel empty until you get in and decorate them. It’s important to fill your room with things that make you comfortable and feel at home so you don’t get too homesick. Putting up some photos of family and friends can make all the difference.

Keep Busy: Feeling homesick is completely normal so never feel like you should be embarrassed or ashamed of it. The best thing to do when you start missing home is to keep yourself occupied. Go to the gym, go for lunch with friends, and take a walk around campus, anything.

You are not alone: The support staff, language counsellors and ALL the staff at Bellerbys are there to talk to you when there’s a problem. Also, make time to talk to your friends, and call your parents as often as you need to.

 

Biba Reyatt- Admission Coordinator

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