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Last updated at 11:48 BST, Thursday, 19 September 2013


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More and more of us are choosing to study or work away from our hometown, which can lead to feelings of homesickness. But what can you do if you're feeling homesick?

Jennifer and Finn discuss some things that you can do to relieve the feelings of homesickness and to keep in touch with your family and friends back home.

This week's question:

What percentage of students feel homesickness during their first few months away from home?

a) 50%

b) 60%

c) 70%

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.



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the feeling of missing home


feeling that you are alone


cut off


causing worry, upset or anger

to pine for something

to miss something very much

familiar faces

people that you know

panic attacks

feeling panicky and breathless

to withdraw from something

to step back from something

to stay in touch

to keep in contact with friends or family

ex pat communities

groups of people from the same country who live abroad