Do you ever miss the sounds of home? There might be a soundscape for that!
HSBC recently released a series of soundscapes available for download to help international students adjust and combat homesickness. Currently there are four versions available, featuring the sounds of home in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India.
Baroness Susan Greenfield, former fellow at The University of Oxford and CEO of Nero-Bio, was involved in the project and said, “Sounds and smells are – more than the other three senses – the most pervasive and the least contextual. Perhaps sounds are so important in homesickness because they are hard to encapsulate in a specific, single memory, and play a bigger role in our on-going consciousness.” Read more about the project here.