Homesickness and cultural barriers? Here’s how I survived my first months at uni

14 Nov 2019
By Buxi D., Student at University of Nottingham

It’s always exciting to study and live in a new place, especially as an international student. However, while I checked into my accommodation, it wasn’t my flatmates but the pouring rain and gales that welcomed me.

It suddenly seemed that moving in might not be as exciting and straightforward as I expected. Everything would be different and I immediately started to miss my undergraduate friends. But I gradually got over my homesickness, and here are my top tips on how you can too.

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Buxi is studying for his MA in English Literature at the University of Nottingham.