Explore the new culture and community
Overcome your homesickness by creating a new home. There are multiple clubs on your university’s campus. Meet other like-minded people and explore the community.
Broaden your network by getting involved with clubs and societies outside of medicine. Universities have special interest groups with students from various backgrounds and you will find that having friends studying arts, law, or engineering can help you see more of what your university and Australia has to offer.
Try playing a team sport such as soccer or badminton. Join a hiking group and explore the nature walks Australia has to offer. Sign up to sing in a choir, or join a movie club.
If your visa allows, get a part-time job. The extra funds will help, plus you will be able to meet more people.
Take advantage of the opportunities to meet new people and immerse yourself further into the culture The busier you are, the less time you will have to feel homesick.