Category Archives: Homesickness

How to cope with homesickness

Homesickness can creep up especially on international students who arrive in a new place, meet new people and experience new things.

Students may find its exciting when they first arrive in a foreign country. But when the pressure of university starts to kick in, students start to think of friends and family back home.

Ian Maher: “Homesickness should not be dismissed, because it can be very hard on a student.”

Ian Maher, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) chaplain and a member of the Student Wellbeing team, shares his top tips on how to cope with homesickness.

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“I felt homesick while studying abroad,” – SHU International Student

International students may find it hard to cope emotionally when entering a different culture and lifestyle, away from family and familiarity.

SAKSHI ANAND, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) International Student has always wanted to study abroad.

Sakshi Anand, 25, from a tight knit family in Delhi, chose to come to the United Kingdom because Sheffield Hallam University is the only university that offers MSc in Applying Physiotherapy.

While adapting to study life in the UK, Sakshi noticed that the academic system in UK is totally different from India.

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“International students must be open minded,” – Andrew Bromley

Studying abroad can be exciting yet challenging. The iStudyAbroad team speaks to ANDREW BROMLEY, a well-known figure among SHU international students, about his experiences and advice.

ANDREW BROMLEY, International Student Support Officer at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), shares his experience of working with international students.

It has been a steep learning curve for Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) International Student Support Officer Andrew Bromley.

“With international students, I had to adapt to the various cultures and languages while maintaining a level of sensitivity,” he said.

In his four and a half years at SHU Student Support Services, Bromley has encountered thousands of international students from all walks of life.­­­

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