If you are experience homesickness, there are different things that you can try to do to deal with the different emotions that you might be going through. A student studying abroad in Florence shares some helpful tips of what to do in case you are experiencing homesickness.
The first thing you should do is focus on the things the remind you of home instead of focusing on the things that are different. By doing this you will be able to feel comfortable in the new environment.
The next thing to do is write down your thoughts. That can be in a letter to your loved ones, a friend, a journal, or simply on a word document. Writing your thoughts down is a great way to look back and see how much you have grown and what are the things that you miss the most.
Going out and meeting new people is also helpful in developing a support group while away, meet a new friend, or a local, the friendship can even make it back home with you.
Along with friends, developing new hobbies or continuing old ones are a great way to integrate into the new culture through something you enjoy doing.
Lastly, see the beauty in everything around you, even yourself, and let Florence be your home.