Moving abroad can be daunting at the best of times, and it’s normal to feel a bit homesick if things aren’t going quite how you had planned. Living in an apartment that doesn’t feel like home doesn’t usually help matters either, even though it can be difficult to get fully settled knowing you’re only going to living there for a limited period of time. While staying somewhere new (even if you’re surrounded by friends) can feel a bit strange at first, there are some simple things you can do to help make yourself feel right at home in no time in your Study Abroad Apartment.
Smelling of roses
It’s amazing how much we connect certain smells to memories and just the simplest of scents can have the power to transport you back to somewhere familiar, even when you’re halfway around the globe. Therefore, an easy way to feel at home in your new place is to get it smelling like home, so try to bring any scented candles or air freshener you usually use with you if possible. Even the simplest of things like a certain shampoo or food can also do the trick, so try and surround yourself with as many products that you find comforting as possible.
Everyone knows the power of a good blanket; it instantly helps you to settle and relax, whether you’re curling up with a good book or just watching TV. If you have a
A great way to make a new room feel like your own is to make it personal, and putting pictures up is a great way to do this. Whether they’re photos of your friends and family, a poster from your
Scientists have long sung praises about the benefits of keeping plants indoors, as they produce oxygen that instantly boosts our mood. Having a bright plant or two in your apartment can instantly make it feel more homely and help you feel more settled; you will have to look after it after all. Just make sure not to get anything that requires a great deal of care, you’re bound to be busy enough during your time abroad as it is. And when you leave, you could always give it to any new locals you’ve met (or your even landlord!) as a farewell gift, or go plant it in one of your
If you’re used to relaxing with a
Are you about to embark on the trip of a lifetime? Study Abroad Apartments offers some great options for students planning to study abroad. Just get in touch with us if you need any help finding somewhere to stay and we’ll make sure you have one of the best options out there!