Chapter 17 centers on homesickness: why students get homesick and how they can cope with it.
- Have you felt or are you currently feeling homesick? Rate the severity of your homesickness on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 represents no longing for home and 10 represents a severe longing for home. What times of day and what circumstances seem to evoke feelings of homesickness for you?
- Brainstorm a list of 5 action steps you could take this week to make yourself feel more at home in college.
Additional Exercises (LDC Website Only)
- Read the CNN article “Homesickness isn’t really about home.” What, if any, information in the article seemed surprising to you? Do you feel your parents’ contact with you—either via phone or email—helps or hinders your ability to connect to your current environment?