Personal Growth and Counseling Center


Most people will have felt homesick at some time in their lives, and it is easy to forget just how overwhelming it can be.

A new beginning

Beginning life at a university naturally generates both excitement and anxiety about the move, academic work, and meeting new people. For some, this apprehension is quickly overcome as they adapt to a new environment; for others the transition takes longer and sometimes emerges as homesickness where there is a preoccupation with home-focused thoughts. There is a yearning for and grieving over the loss of what is familiar and secure. Most often it is about the loss of people - family and friends - but it is also about the loss of places and routines, and the realization that family life continues without you.