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Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:00 PM @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT
Virtual Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to assist participants 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. Registration for only one part of the workshop is not a possibility.

  • Forum Member: $385
  • Non-Member: $465

Full-time graduate students may qualify for a 25% discount. Contact us at events@forumea.org for more information.

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2020

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  • A group discount of $20/person is offered to four or more paying workshop attendees from the same member institution or organization.
  • If space allows, late registrations may be accepted and will be charged an additional $75 late fee.

For further information about this workshop, contact us at events@forumea.org.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:00 PM
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Workshop
Online, Zoom


The Forum on Education Abroad