Bye bye, homesickness! Hello jolly holly!
Going on an exchange for a couple of months is all fun and games, until the holiday season sets off. Then you might start to feel blue. Don’t you worry: we have some great tips for you to make your Christmas holiday not only more bearable, but one big party.
1 Buy your family Christmas presents
Even though you’re not driving home for Christmas, buying your family and friends gifts will remind you of their personalities, what they enjoy and what they mean to you. After all, Christmas is all about giving, right? (Well, and receiving, of course…). Plus, you’ll have some great souvenirs to surprise your loved ones when you return home.
2 Host a students-only Christmas dinner
Who says you need your family to enjoy a fabulous Christmas dinner? Invite your friends over, ask everyone to bring a small home-cooked meal and pop open a nice bottle of wine. Play some games, watch a Christmas movie or listen to Wham!’s Greatest Hits all night long. Be as creative as you like and you’ll probably forget those awesome dishes your granny usually makes for Christmas Eve.