Regardless of how excited students may be about college life, even the most independent freshmen can find themselves battling homesickness. Homesickness is not a black and white phenomenon; rather, it is best classified by the degree of homesickness one feels. Homesickness is very easily misinterpreted by some as a student missing his/her bed, home, etc. However, homesickness is best classified by a longing for what was familiar, what was comfortable, and what was normal. As thousands of freshmen flock to college each year, they are faced with a myriad of choices and situations that are not normal, familiar, or comfortable. This video pamphlet will introduce the topic of homesickness as it exists on campuses across the United States today, delve into the specific effects of homesickness on the typical student, and try to placate this problem with viable solutions and calming truths for the college parent and student.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Jackson, Sarah and Lott, Stephanie, "Let's Talk about Homesickness" (2014). Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577). Paper 30.