How to deal with homesickness was the advice given at a seminar for students at Newcastle University delivered by International Newcastle. The talk titled ‘Adjusting to Life Overseas’ was for new international students and covered issues like feeling homesick, tips for dealing with this, where to go for help and reassuring students that its very normal to feel like this at times.
The session concluded with a fun “speak like a geordie session” with the students hearing some common phrases spoke by a local and had practice at repeating them back.
The students also enjoyed reading the geordie tea towel dialect translator and seeing International Newcastle’s mascot ‘Gingerbread Geordie’.
Do you work with international students or colleagues and want to improve intercultural awareness and integration of workforce or students? We can help! We can design bespoke workshops to fit your needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat.
If you are a student and feeling homesick do speak to your personal tutor or student services. They are there to help and support you.
You can also get involved in the various social events International Newcastle runs including a recent trip to Newcastle United Football Club stadium and tour of the grounds. Just sign up to our mailing list.