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Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 AM - Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:59 PM

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT / UTC−04:00
Virtual Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to assist you in developing experience in handling mental health issues that may arise with students on an education abroad experience. This workshop will review trends in college mental health with specific focus on high risk behaviors, identify certain mental health reactions to stress that can be problematic, discuss and explore philosophical, legal, and practical concerns. Facilitators will discuss models for pre-departure screening, lay out appropriate roles to play when concerned about a student’s mental health distress, and provide strategies for managing mental health concerns when they occur. All of this will take place through an interactive workshop that engages participants in discussion of case studies and application of the Standards of Good Practice. This workshop is co-led by a mental health professional in higher education familiar with education abroad.

The workshop is designed for those responsible for developing, managing, assessing and improving education abroad programs. Participants are expected to have familiarity with either hosting or sending students on education abroad programs. Professionals who may benefit from attending include study abroad administrators, study abroad advisors, faculty who lead programs, risk managers, and colleagues who run campus internship programs and volunteer offices.

Registration Cost:

Please note that this is a full day workshop that will be in two-parts. The cost of registration includes registration for both days for one person. Registration for only one part of the workshop is not a possibility and it cannot be split among two different people.

Registration Type Regular Rate Late Registration
Forum Member $385 $460
Non-Member $465 $540

Registration Schedule:

Regular Registration: July 01, 2020 – September 8, 2020
Late Registration: September 9, 2020 – September 23, 2020


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Full-time graduate students may qualify for a 25% discount. A group discount of $20/person is offered to four or more paying workshop attendees from the same member institution or organization. Contact us at events@forumea.org for more information.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 AM
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:59 PM
Event Category:


Virtual Workshop
Online, Zoom


The Forum on Education Abroad