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homesickness, cultural differences, and acceptance or fitting in, on the performance
of students studying overseas. The study aims to provide detailed knowledge of how
these factors can impact academic achievements, adjustments, and the overall well-being
of students studying in foreign countries. With a qualitative research approach,
the study includes a literature review, data collection, analysis, and interpretation
of secondary data from different sources. The findings show that a significant challenge
faced by students while studying abroad is homesickness, which leads to emotional
distress, concentration problems, reduced motivation, and social interaction disadvantages.
Cultural differences can also impose challenges for students as they locate unfamiliar
norms, practices, and beliefs that impact their cognitive abilities, emotional well-being,
and social skills. Moreover, acceptance or fitting in plays a significant role in
the satisfaction and academic success of students with positive acceptance. self-confidence,
social competence, and a sense of belonging is promoted. On the other hand, negative
experiences can result in lowered self-worth, social isolation, and academic impairments.
The study recognizes limitations like reliance on secondary data and emphasizes
a limited number of psychological factors. Future recommendations include primary
data collection, investigation of interactions between psychological factors, and
longitudinal designs. This study reveals the significance of resolving psychological
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