What do I do if I am homesick or lonely?

For most students who go to boarding school, homesickness does not last very long, if it even shows up at all. At the beginning of the year, schools do a really good job of making sure students meet one another, participate in fun activities to break the ice, and get comfortable in their new surroundings. If you are homesick, there are always older students who know the ropes, and adults who are there 24/7 looking out for you to make sure that you’re okay. In the end, homesickness is totally normal, but it usually only lasts for a little while.