Hi, I'm Abigail, a 19 year old college student. I've been looking into a study abroad program over the summer. It would be four weeks in Italy. I would love to go but am hesitant to apply to the program since I am scared that I will get sick and miss my course and need to suffer through a foreign country's hospital system (the United States is bad enough for me, and they speak English).
My triggers are lack of sleep, not eating or drinking enough, stress, heat, and over-exertion. Getting any kind of sickness like a cold or getting my period are also triggers but pretty much out of my control.
Does anyone here have similar triggers to me and any tips on how to deal with travel? I'm worried about the time change and the different food I will be eating. I also know that sometimes social settings can cause me anxiety and possibly too much stress but maybe that's something I just need to work through on my own. Any tips on how to deal with time changes, eating abroad, and sleeping well would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!