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How to Avoid Becoming Homesick While Adjusting to a New Country

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Living in New York can be one of the best experiences of your life. The city is so full of adventure and exciting things to do that you’ll never get bored. Studying fashion and having an internship while living in NYC will even make you feel as if you were starring in The Devil Wears Prada movie. Even though the city has so much to offer, sometimes you can’t avoid being homesick, which is totally fine. We are human beings and of course if we are living by ourselves for the first time, it is totally normal to miss home. In this blog, I will give you some advice about how to avoid becoming homesick.


The first and most important thing you need to know to fight homesickness is to stay busy. If you are always doing something, you will hardly have time to miss home, in fact, you’ll barely have time for anything! Since you are in New York, which is a city full of opportunities, don’t miss out on them and try to experience things that will enrich you not only as a person, but also as a professional. Volunteering at New York Fashion Week, for example, is one of the unique things that you can do. If you are a freshman or if you just moved to the city and haven’t had time to look for an internship, you can always volunteer anytime of the year at a myriad of fashion events that are going on. LIM really helps you with networking and in Simplicity you can always find events which need volunteers.


Another thing you can do to stay busy is to join a club. LIM has so many different clubs that I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one for you. Also, try to stay active by doing some sports, going to the gym, or just take a walk in the park. You can also play the tourist and explore the many amazing places the city has to offer. Most importantly, from day one, make as many friends as you can so you’ll always have someone to hang with, which will help you avoid being homesick.



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