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How should overseas students overcome homesick? [Copy link] 中文

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Recently, a video about a young Chinese students making a simple but typical Chinese dish: Scrambled egg and tomato went popular online.

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Find ways to get involved outside of academic classes, for example participate in an intramural sports team, join a hiking club or volunteer for a student-run organization. Participation will help you meet students with like-minded interests.

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It’s tempting to look at what your friends are doing at home, but you need to minimize time spent scrolling through social media. If you constantly focus on what you’re missing, you forget to live in the present moment.

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Schedule specific times for video calls with your family. University can be very hectic, so make time to keep up connections. You want to stay in touch through good times and bad.

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Do a little research about where you’re living and find a few places you absolutely have to explore –- the ten best coffee shops in the city, or the favorite locations for local street artists. Make a list of these places and challenge yourself to see all of them before you leave.

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But limit your phone or Skype conversations to a few times a week with family.  Talk to them too much and you’ll become dependent on them.

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Cooking food that you're used to eating at home with your family can be a fun way to tackle homesickness. Most supermarkets have aisles for "international" foods and introducing your flatmates to a new cuisine can be fun, and remind you of home.

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