Here’s a tip, if you’re thinking about studying abroad for an extended period of time: don’t go with the assumption that you will stay in the foreign country the entire length of your study abroad. It would be so comforting right now to know that I had a plane ticket to go home even for just a week for Christmas. I miss my parents, I miss my dog, I miss my friends. I miss hugs from all of them. And I miss American culture. I want to go home for a little while to remind myself that it will still be there when I get ready to come home for good.
It’s only a year. It’s only a year. It’s only a year.
I miss home.