In pre-pandemic times, you could easily fly home to visit your family, but with the way international travel has been affected, this is often no longer practicable because of testing and quarantine restrictions or the risks associated with long-haul flights. There are lots of other ways to connect with the people you love, even from halfway across the globe. Take advantage of video calling apps like facetime, skype, zoom, and Whatsapp to have face-to-face conversations with friends and family. Find innovative ways to celebrate major events, even from a distance. If one of your family members has passed an exam, plan a virtual party or send a gift to help mark the occasion. If you enjoy reading, you could set up a virtual book club with your family or friends.