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February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Moving to a new city can be full of fun and excitement. As many students know, there are also downsides associated with moving to a new city and/or country, which maybe are seldom talked about. Moving to a new city can also imply moving away from the city that you have lived in most of your life, away from your family, friends and community. Moving to a new city can trigger feelings of homesickness, or even migratory grief. By moving away from home we are faced with the task of establishing a home elsewhere, with all the opportunities and challenges that entails.
In this event we seek to foster a safe and comfortable environment to explore homesickness, share and connect with each other, and exchange our experiences and perspectives relating to establishing a home away from home. Experiences are valuable, and sharing with others can help with coping with emotions, provide opportunities to learn from each other and share support and a sense of belonging.
Join us for an intimate gathering, of sharing and listening, with the purpose that we come out of it feeling connected, inspired, an increased sense of belonging within the university and better equipped to deal with feelings of homesickness in our day to day life.
A small-scale and intimate gathering and discussion, in a safe and comfortable environment, focused on exchanging experiences and perspectives relating to establishing a home away from home, and homesickness.
12th of February, from 17:00-19:30
REC B5.12 (Common Room Anthropology)
For anyone who experiences or has experienced homesickness and/or opportunities and challenges when establishing a home away from home.
There is a heavy door at the entrance of the building. If this is a problem, please let us know in advance so we can help you. The fifth floor is accessible by elevator. This floor also has a wheelchair toilet. If you have any questions about the accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE THAT THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SPOTS AVAILABLE