Being a college student means it’s likely you live in two different places – your hometown and your college town. This means keep the fires of friendship burning strong maybe a bit challenging. Thanks to social media, we have a much easier way of staying connected to one another. Whether it’s your childhood best friend or your recently found college bestie, here are 5 great tips to maintain a long-distance friendship.
Schedule regular Facetime Or Skype Calls
We know life in college can often get busy, but this is one of the best and easiest ways to keep in touch with your besties. Technology is so helpful these days especially for staying in contact with people. So, pick a day and time that usually always works for both (or all) of you. It’s a great way to check-in with, share news or even talk about random things that you will both find hilarious.
Recommend Favorites To Each Other
Another great tip when trying to maintain those long-distance friendships. As some of you may be far away from each other, this gives you a chance to send each other links or recommendations for recipes, books, movies or a podcast you may have recently listened to.
Organize Reading The Same Book
Sometimes we might have a list of books we are so wanting to read, but just don’t find the time. Choose a book you’ll both (or all) enjoy, commit to reading at least 15 or 20 pages and then check back in with each other to swap your thoughts. You can also use your regular facetime sessions to speak about books and share ideas.
Plan An Annual Trip
This is an excellent idea for friends who live across the country or better yet across the world. It’s a great way to look forward to something and gives all of you the opportunity to get involved. It can also give you all the opportunity to explore a place you never thought you’d visit.
Send The Occasional Surprise Gift
Moving away from home to college is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you or your bestie misses certain things you can’t get in college or vice versa. Every so often, surprise them with a care package that includes all of their favorite goodies. This is an awesome way to let your friends know that you are thinking of them even from far away.