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Student Property Investment Infographic
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Student Mundial Is Helping Now Temple University Students
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How to Get Over Being Homesick When You’re Abroad
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How to learn Spanish and discover Barcelona at the same time
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5 Ways to Keep Close with Your Besties During Gap Year
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What’s a Language Exchange and How it can Help You Before Moving Abroad?
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Top Travel Tips We Learned From TV Characters
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Parents’ top 6 concerns about studying abroad
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The best ways to spend your summer
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Health is wealth: Living healthily at University

Student Property Investment Infographic

We’ve got some fresh stats regarding the latest university applications, offers and student housing, some of which are pretty astounding!

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Student Mundial Is Helping Now Temple University Students

The Student Mundial team is really happy to launch our accommodation platform in Philadelphia to help local and international students studying in Philadelphia. The awesome apartments we have so far are really closely the Temple university campus.

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How to Get Over Being Homesick When You’re Abroad

Studying abroad sounded great when you booked your flight and accommodations. Even the ride to the airport, boarding the plane, and the flight was exciting. But now you’ve been in this new place for a few days, maybe even a week or more, and while you know this is a great adventure you didn’t expect to miss your home as much as you do.

Are You Homesick abroad?

You won’t know what could trigger your homesickness until you experience it, but some signs are wanting to frequently call family and friends back home or unfavorably comparing everything in your new country to everything back home. Or you might be overwhelmed with loneliness, causing you to withdraw and refuse to make new friends. Whatever is happening to you, these feelings are normal with a big life change like this. But you don’t want to let them consume you – so we have some easy and creative tips to help you overcome feeling homesick.

Video Chat

Face-to-face contact with loved ones can help ease your loneliness. Schedule time once a week to chat with your parents and BFF back home. But don’t stay in your room Skyping 24/7 or you’ll miss all the amazing things your time abroad has to offer.

Use Social Media to Stay Connected to Friends at Home

Social media makes this big, wide world a little bit smaller. Use it to feel more connected to your family and friends. Rather than just watching their Facebook feed, which could remind you of everything you’re missing at home, rely on chat and more immediate communication. Don’t forget to use Facebook and Instagram to share chronicles of your journey, too. The people at home want to see your adventures, and you’ll love being able to look back and see a photo chronicle of the amazing things you did abroad.

Journal about Your Experiences

While sharing photos on social media can help you record your trip, writing about them is a great way to remember all the details. Consider keeping a written journal during your travels. Not only will it be fun to go back and read one day, it can also help you sort out your feelings in the moment.

Create a New Routine

There is more to being homesick than just missing your home.

“You’re not literally just missing your house,” Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of Alabama’s School of Public Health, said. “You’re missing what’s normal, what is routine, the larger sense of social space, because those are the things that help us survive,”

It makes sense, then, to form a new routine. Although life abroad can be hectic and filled with new experiences each day, set aside some consistent quiet time. Maybe it’s a morning run, or an afternoon espresso at the same café. Once you implement a routine of sorts, you’ll slowly develop a “new normal.”

Cook

If homesickness is about missing the emotional comfort of home, you can alleviate those feelings with comfort foods. A little “taste” of home can make you feel better. Skype your mom for some of your favorite childhood recipes, run to the market for the ingredients, and start cooking. Better yet, invite some of your new friends over to share the meal.

Make Friends

Hosting a small dinner party is a great way to get closer to people at school or at your job. Or, if you’d like to stretch outside these social circles, you can get to know other locals. Use the Internet to find people with shared interests, or join an organization where you can meet people while you volunteer. Elderly people might have great stories to share about their home’s history, while friends your age can show you the best spots to hang out.

Pack Your Schedule

Instead of staying at home, wallowing in your loneliness, fill your schedule so you don’t have time to be homesick. Make the most of your time overseas by volunteering, working, studying, and exploring. Participate in a group tour of local landmarks or take to checking out some of the city streets on your own.

It Does Get Better

“Don’t let yourself believe for one second that you would be happier anywhere else than where you’re studying abroad,” Nate Nault, author of “The Ultimate Study Abroad Guide,” said.

At some point during your trip, you’ll have a moment when you realize you have the opportunity to live your dreams in a foreign country. Although the homesickness may not completely disappear, you’ll have more good days than bad as you begin to adapt to life overseas. You’ll realize that life at home wasn’t always perfect, either, and your life is what you make of it, wherever you might be.

How to learn Spanish and discover Barcelona at the same time

Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish, but didn’t want to spend long summer hours inside a classroom? We may have found the perfect solution for you!

Recently we came across a very interesting proposal in our city: Spanish classes combined with guided tours through Barcelona.

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5 Ways to Keep Close with Your Besties During Gap Year

You and your bestie have been through everything together – dreadful exams, school dances, and too many double-dates to count. But now one of you has decided to go on a gap year before heading off to university and you’re worried about losing the closeness you so cherish.

Never fear! Gap years are nothing new, and thanks to modern technology, it’s never been easier to keep in touch with your bestie even if one of you is halfway around the world. Here are five great ways to make sure your long-distance friendship is every bit as awesome as hanging out in person.

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What’s a Language Exchange and How it can Help You Before Moving Abroad?

I bet one of the reasons you are moving abroad as a student is to discover new cultures, meet new people and maybe learn a new language!

Am I wrong?

Anyway, don’t tell me it’s to study hard, everybody knows it’s not :).

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Top Travel Tips We Learned From TV Characters

We look at our favorite TV characters in admiration for their fashion choices, relationships, homes, and everything in between. This includes their travel adventures and, while we may not be enjoying lavish Hawaii vacations like the Bradys and Tanners did, we can certainly dream. Best of all, we can watch these shows and get some nice travel tips!

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Parents’ top 6 concerns about studying abroad

Parents are most likely a little worried about you moving abroad to study. Common apprehensions include: will find a safe place to live, and will you actually study? We’ve listed the top concerns parents have when their offspring go abroad…

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The best ways to spend your summer

I can’t believe we’re almost in April already! With summer around the corner, it’s about time to start thinking of how you’ll spend those months in the best way possible. Let’s explore some worthwhile options!

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Health is wealth: Living healthily at University

It’s no secret that unhealthy eating, excessive drinking and stress have a big part in University culture and it’s all too common for students health to take the back seat. Your mind and body can be your worst friend or your best friend. Most will prefer the latter! Therefore, our friends at StudentJob UK have put together their top tips for living a healthy lifestyle while at University.

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