In our last post about homesickness, we talked about how our first two groups of Mobilizers dealt with it. Now that we’ve deployed three sessions, we can share our observations on their experiences a bit more and discuss how our new mentorship program helps Mobilizers feel a bit more at home in their new surroundings.
After deploying 160+ young Canadians to jobs far from home, we’ve had our fair share of homesick Mobilizers. For many, it’s their first time away for an extended period; in our first session, about 85% of Mobilizers experienced some level of homesickness. If you’re concerned that you’ll miss home a bit too much, we’ve compiled some tips from the trenches to help you cope.