How to Overcome Hurdles While Studying Alone at Abroad


The first few months of living abroad after leaving the comfort zone for study purpose or any other purposes are the toughest period for anybody. The condition is tough when one is alone to a new destination specially in abroad. The key to overcome the hurdles is one’s mental strength and preparation to adopt the new environment.

Difference in Time Zone

Time zone differs as one moves to a distant place. It differs for many hours if one travels from one continent to the other continent. It will be a full day and night difference for students who travel from Asia to America. Maintaining the time schedule to the new place is very tough for the new comer. It becomes easier as the time passes and as you prepare yourself to minimize the difference.

Cultural Differences Becomes a Big Issue to Overcome

The cultures of a new country may differ in may ways like clothing, food habits, talking, greeting and in social values. Food habit difference sometimes becomes a very big factor to cope up with. A little habit of cooking own food before departing for abroad will help to overcome such situation substantially. In today’s world of a free economy, most of the food stuffs are available in different parts of the world.

The language barrier is a significant issue to be prepared for. One may know the written form of one language than the spoken form. Talking, greetings and socialization largely depend on the ability to communicate with the local people and students. Regular watching of movies, news of a particular language and going out to meet more and more people will make listening and understanding of the language easy.

Loneliness and maintaining the relationship with the friends

Loneliness is one factor that may capture even if you are talking to the near and dear ones regularly. IT technologies and multimedia software have made it very easy and cheap to communicate and make video chatting. Even then the warmth and care will be missing for a period until one can make way to visit them personally.