Feeling lonely during the semester break. How to make friends in a foreign country?

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I just wanted to start off by saying I'm not in the UK, I'm an international student in Sydney, Australia. However, I'm sure many of us face similar issues.

So, I moved here slightly before covid became a problem in 2020 but instead of returning home to complete my studies online, I stayed behind. I'm finding it very lonely now as it's damn near impossible to make friends, with more than half my cohort doing Zoom studies from their own countries. It's especially hard because I didn't have close friends back home either and came here to essentially start a new life.

How would I even begin to make friends as a 29 year old back to uni student?
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Be yourself and be confident.
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Hi

I know this pandemic is making things more difficult, especially making friends Have you tried joining societies and facebook groups? I met a lot of my friends online, through Facebook group chats e.g housing and course! There may be a group for international students! Honestly, just go out and if you see people, then possibly enage (social distancing of course)!

It is hard, but not impossible

Be yourself and come out of your comfort zone when needed!

Take care

Marlena - Official Student Rep
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