5 Ways to Make Time to Catch Up With Your Loved Ones When Studying Abroad

Your schedule will be packed with classes, study sessions, and social events during your studies abroad. Setting aside time to catch up with your loved ones back home will seem like a mission impossible, but our brief guide will help you get it done.

Time Difference

If you’re not in the same time zone as your friends and family, you’ll have to put in extra effort to figure the time zones out and find the time that works for both of you.

Regular Calls

Doing regular calls with your loved ones back home can be quite a struggle, but setting a schedule will make things easier. You can try to fit the weekly or monthly family calls into your schedule and make sure to stick to it.

Share Your Schedule

Sharing your course schedule with your family is a good idea because they’ll have a better insight into your availability this way.

Different Modes

Use different modes of communication to stay in touch with your loved ones. Doing a video call would be ideal, but you’ll sometimes only have time to text or send an audio message—and that’s better than nothing.


You can combine other activities with your family interactions and call them when you’re commuting to college, running errands, cleaning up your dorm, or having dinner.

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