At home I lived within a community, where my personal bonds with different people such as my family and my friends were very important because I could trust them and share my worries and feelings. When I first arrived in the new country, people’s faces were strange and unknown to me and I missed the sense of security that my family and friends provided. Even if it was not always easy and I had to choose well my real new friends, I started establishing new relations with different people, which was very important because now I have expanded my social network and this has brought me closer to the host country.

Make new friends whom you feel can trust and rely on and be open to engage in new positive relations with other people.