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    I'm not sure whether to stay or go on study abroad?

    I applied at the beginning of Uni and then my department assigned me a place in a University in China this year. This however is dependent on me getting good grades this year.

    I really want to leave home and have more life experience. However I've been struggling with a lot of depression this year and it's been really tough. I've had days where I can't even get out of bed, and I've had some suicidal thoughts. So I'm not sure if studying abroad is the best option for me at the moment.

    As when I get to China, I will know no one, and have no friends or family there. I also won't get any counselling support and I've just been told that it's not possible for me to receive extra help for my dyslexia as I do at home. These are things which I feel are vital for me at the moment. On top of that I've been told that the dorm room that I have applied for, I'll have to move out in holidays, so basically in the holidays I'll be homeless as I'll have to find somewhere else to stay.

    I am starting to question whether this is what I really want? As I didn't choose China and they picked it for me :/ However I don't want to just throw away an opportunity like this, as I know the potential in China could be really good, and it could even change me for the better.

    hmmm cant you just do it next year instead or find someone at your university who are going to study abroad too?
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