Homesickness is a common feeling for first time college students. This is especially true if you are in a new environment or living far away from your familiar surroundings. We've got a few tips for you if you catch yourself missing home.
Maintain regular contact with family and friends back home to help you feel more connected to loved ones.
Get out and explore your new surroundings. Familiarize yourself with the area, find interesting places to visit, and make new discoveries. There are so many great places to explore around Cape Girardeau!
Take part in the wide variety of opportunities SEMO offers to get involved and meet new people. Attend social events, join clubs or groups with shared interests, or take part in community activities. Making new friends can help combat feelings of homesickness.
As you get settled into your new surroundings and create a routine that homesickness feeling will lessen over time as you become more accustomed. Be patient with yourself and allow yourself to adapt gradually.
If your homesickness becomes overwhelming and affects your daily life, consider seeking support from a counselor, therapist, or support group. There are many on-campus resources that can provide guidance and coping strategies.