. Have you been separated from your family or your loved ones for extended periods of time?

Have you been separated from your family or your loved ones for extended periods of time?

Question Intent
The employer is likely looking to determine your level of independence.
Answer Tips

Leaving home for the first time is a big deal. Even if you've never been away from home for more than a weekend, you can still emphasize your enthusiasm for an international position through acknowledging that you are prepared to deal with the adjustments, and will take specific steps to prepare for those changes (e.g., puchasing a calling card, arranging for your parents to come visit you, etc.).