Of course, wherever you go away, and you’re away from your friends and family for a while, you’re going to feel a bit homesick. But international students will often be away from home for months, even years at a time. Make sure you bring a bit of home with you, bring some mementos from home, cook some of your favourite foods, and keep in contact with those back home on a regular basis.
The language barrier is something that almost every international student, even if they feel that their language skills are up to scratch. You’ll find that a lot of native speakers will be very understanding if you struggle a little bit. Also, a lot of universities will offer language support and tuition, so make sure that you use it!
The world is a diverse and interesting place, no two parts of the world are quite the same, and that’s great. Sometimes, however, it can get a little overwhelming. Make sure you don’t suffer from culture shock. Make sure that you know as much about the place that you will soon be living, and I mean EVERYTHING, the culture, customs and more. Know what to expect, and you can be best placed to overcome this culture shock, as well as any additional difficulties for international students.
Now you know some examples of difficulties for international students studying abroad. You can now more time finding your accommodation that you will live in when you get to Uni. Here at Studyflats, we can help. Check out the student accommodation which we have to offer in near your University.