Being a British born Sikh, who migrated from the UK to Australia with my family, I was reflecting how challenging the transition was especially when it came to leaving our family and friends back in the UK, and even now couple of years on we all still experience a level of loneliness.
This got me thinking regarding how international students, (whose second language is English), cope with the transition to a new country, especially if they travel on their own and do have not have any family or friends at their final destination.
Therefore, it would be really useful to hear from individuals who have experienced this journey, in regards to:
1. What strategies did/or you implement when you are feeling lonely?
2. What support network, did/do you have available (ie Gurdwara, Temple, Mosque, Church, social networks etc?)
3. What was the most difficult part of your transition?
I am hoping that by sharing this information, it will support others and start a group conversation🙂
Many thanks in advance…