What is homesickness?
The feeling of missing home.
The distress or impairment caused by an actual
separation from the specific home environment or
These symptoms may range from mild to severe.
Occurs when one travels and may be overwhelmed by
unfamiliar environments or foreign cultural contexts.
It is especially common in students
• Wikipedia: 2013
How can I deal with these feelings?
Do something you enjoy- plan a trip
Keep busy-go to the gym everyday
Understand that change can be stressful
Do something about it- go talk to someone
Reflect- why are you homesick?
Eat and sleep as well as possible
Make your new residence feel like a home
Be positive! Change is hard but it can be great!
• Wikihow: 2013
I’m homesick what can I do at
Lakeland College to help me
Contact the Wellness Coordinator on either campuses
Melissa Rothwell at 780-853-8434 (Vermilion)
Nadine Konyk TBA (Lloyd)
What is culture shock
“ Culture shock is the personal disorientation a
person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way
of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, or
to a move between social environments, also a simple
travel to another type of life.”
• Wikipedia; 2013
What resources does Lakeland
have for people who are going
through culture shock
Go see the Wellness Coordinator on either campuses
Find something that reminds you of home like
Join one of our many clubs
Get informed on your new environment go visit the SA
office and learn about what student life at Lakeland is
Create a new club!