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Preparing for a Journey of a Lifetime





With studying abroad comes possible struggles. For example, while learning the language can be a fun process, it can also be a barrier at times. It can be hard to understand what people are saying and can make one miss their native language.


The difference in culture can make you feel homesick, and you can start to develop a negative attitude while studying abroad.


Finally, most people when they study abroad usually travel on their own so it can be very lonely and start to feel disconnected from your family and friends.


It is important when you're abroad to have control over your mental health and to help maintain it while you are abroad.


1) Keep in contact with loved ones.

One of the hardest parts about being abroad is leaving all your friends and family back home. This can make you feel lonely and negatively affect your mental health. Try to keep in touch in whatever way that may be.


2) Learn the language.

Learning the language can make it easier to communicate with the people around you and make you feel more connected to your new home.


3) Practice self-care

Make sure you prioritize your self-care routine in whatever way you see fit. This could be walking, meditating, lifting or anything else that gets you energized.


4) Embrace new experiences.

Living abroad is sure to give you chances to do something that you couldn’t do before. Be open minded to trying new things whatever those things may be. This may make you feel more at home.


Living abroad can be a wonderful and enriching experience, but it can also come with its own unique challenges when it comes to managing your mental health. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your mental health stays in good shape and that you make the most of your time living abroad.


So until next time,


Gabe



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