How students think of Study Abroad
-Sleeping late/missing the bus or scheduled activity
-Physical/Verbal abuse towards tour leader, fellow student, or local resident
-Sneaking out or going AWOL
-Hazing, harassment, intimidation
-Alcohol and/or drug abuse
-Theft from other students/locals/stores
-Violation of local law (criticizing government for instance)
-Bringing a local back or going off with a local
-Bringing a weapon (knife, gun, etc.)
something that seems threatening but is ineffectual and unable to withstand challenge
Mental Illness and College Students
-According to National Alliance of Mental Illness, in 2014,
more than 25% of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the last year.
-According to Karen Leggett in her 2012 article in the International Educator Health and Insurance Supplement,
the rate of depression among college students has doubled since 1998.
-Karen Leggett: "International educators have a legal and ethical responsibility not to discriminate against otherwise qualified students with mental health issues."
"Anything that manifests itself
on campus will reproduce abroad."
Issues you may face include: drug/alcohol abuse, depression, anxieties/panic attacks, suicide, eating disorders, psychosis, OCD, bi-polar, schizophrenia
• Campus counseling office legally may not disclose who is undergoing treatment
• Encourage self-disclosure and reassure will not eliminate them from trip
• Create behavioral/medication contracts
(NAFSA Best Practices in Addressing Mental Health Issues Affecting Education Abroad Participants, 2006)
Training – spot signs of distress, know appropriate responses, resources, limits of confidentiality
Know regulations/laws of importation and availability of certain medications
Create list of home/host psychologists, psychiatrists, hospitals
Create advisory group of health services, counseling, legal, administrative staff on campus
How to Prepare for Mental Health
Issues Prior to Departure
Chattahoochee Technical College
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