Training course

Settling into life @ WUR

Navigating homesickness, loneliness, and 'education shock'.

Embarking on your educational journey in a foreign land – or moving away from home for the first time - is an exciting adventure, but it also comes with challenges.

Are you feeling lost in the transition to the Netherlands or Wageningen? Do you find it hard to get used to the university system that operates differently from what you're accustomed to? You are not alone!

With "Settling into Life @WUR", we’ll support you in making this new place feel like your home away from home.

Organised by Student Training & Support
Duration Sign up (no obligation) if you are interested. The training will be planned as soon as a group of 6 to 10 students have signed up.
Price Free

Learn to cope with the challenges of a new culture

Experience how Mindfulness - practice and techniques - can help us to be anchored in the present moment. We reflect on our values in life, learn a different way to relate to feelings of loneliness and homesickness, and safely express and share our difficulties.

For whom is this training?

Regardless of where you are from, this is a workshop for you if you want to find tools that can help you look at your experience with alternative lenses, be more present -also during difficult times- and re-connect with what is important for you in life while you are studying in Wageningen.

About the training

This training course has 4 sessions. In each, we will explore a different topic with exercises.

  • Session 1: Loneliness
  • Session 2: Homesickness
  • Session 3: Educational shock
  • Session 4: A mindful way of living everyday life

Between sessions, we ask you to write a short reflection on the topics we will be exploring. To promote and preserve a safe space for all, commitment to all the sessions is necessary.

Practical info

Language English
Group size max 12 students
Course duration 4 sessions of 1,5 hours
Cost Free of charge; offered by Student Training & Support

Are you interested in joining this course in the future? Please register (no obligation). We will contact you when a new course is being planned.