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This article outlines strategies to manage feelings of loneliness and homesickness while studying abroad. Based on interviews with UC Davis students, the article provides tips to help students make meaningful connections in their new environment.
This article outlines strategies to manage feelings of loneliness and homesickness in college. Based on interviews with UC Davis students, the article provides tips and pinpoints resources aimed to help students make meaningful connections on campus.
The Power of Hello
In this podcast, Howard White talks about the power of acknowledging people and how that can begin with “hello”.
Where Is Home? (Video | Audio)
Author Pico Iyer speaks about "Criss-crossing cultures" to explore more deeply the questions of "where do you come from"? and "where is home"? He suggests that moving beyond black and white divisions of identity & culture is essential for belonging and community.
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How to Skip the Small Talk and Connect with Anyone
In this Ted Talk, Kalina Silverman, a university student, shares how she uses “big talk," like meaningful universal questions, to connect more with others.
The Skill of Humor
In this Ted Talk, Andrew Tarvin, a Humor Engineer, shares how to utilize humor as a skill to transcend barriers and connect with others.
How Gratitude Accidentally Connected a Community
In this video, Geoff Welch, a resident of Fairbanks Alaska, shares how a practice of gratitude and an expression of appreciation can build community and connections.