For me it is the fourth time that I spend several months in another country. I lived one year in Northern France, then 6 months in Ghana und then another 7 months in Paris. Now, I am in the US.
Every time when I live in a foreign country I miss certain things- from Germany, from home, from my friends or just a certain kind of food. But, I also learned what I have to do so that I miss home less.
For those of you who plan to spend some time abroad or who are currently living in foreign country, this may be helpfull :)
1. Read from time to time what is going on in your home country so that you still nows what is happening while you are gone (and some news can even make you really happy... ;))
2. Bring decoration from your old home to your new home, so that you can easily get used to the new place and feel "at home"
3. Check out all supermarkets for food which you used to eat in your home country. And enjoy this food from time to time, while you are thinking about home :)