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Maya,

21

I got really homesick and used to cry myself to sleep

Now I have lifelong friends

"I eventually adjusted to my new life and made some new friends."

Maya,

21

Maya moved to Australia to study

I moved to Australia to study here. I'd never lived away from home. I left all my friends and family behind. I was so sad but also really excited. At first I was really homesick and I cried myself to sleep most nights. Things here were different to what I had at home. I eventually adapted to being around new people and made some new friends through joining a University sports team. 

I met other students from overseas and we stuck by and helped each other.

Now I have life long friends and I know we'll always keep in touch even if I move away again.

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