I want to go home?
And so perhaps you are disappointed with Australia? The weather is not as nice as you might have expected, or life in Sydney is too expensive?
Obviously there are plenty of things that are different to where you are from. Some are strange, some could not be more confronting, but guess what? That is exactly the beauty of travelling and exploring other cultures.
Everything that back home you would never do, like planning a trip across a continent with people you just met, or helping a complete stranger find a job – in other words, staying open and not being afraid of saying ‘yes’, is becoming a part of who you are here.
Admittedly, when faced with everyday problems I also seemed to have forgotten why I came here, and, apart from learning and improving my English language skills, I didn’t see the choices and opportunities that were right in front of me.
By an ingithful and anonymous student.