Go Abroad

Culture Shock

If you find you are suffering from culture shock, anxiety or home sickness, don’t suffer in silence! Talk to someone about it: you may well find that other students have similar feelings and you can help each other get through it.


Don’t forget…

  • Allow yourself time to settle in

  • Make sure you eat and sleep well

  • Get to know other students

  • Take time to do things you enjoy

  • Keep yourself busy

  • Stay in contact with friends and family at home but don’t spend all your time doing this as it can make home sickness worse.


If you do need to talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to contact the Go Abroad Team at Kent. In addition to us, you can also get help from your host University, your employer or your Kent Academic School.

Did you know?

Kent’s Student Wellbeing Service is also available to you while you are abroad if you feel you would benefit from this.

They are happy to arrange free, confidential appointments by phone for Kent students who are abroad. Please note you must be registered with a doctor in your host town to access this service.

International Partnerships

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 824191

Last Updated: 12/09/2017