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Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad

Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:00 AM @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Boston College
Friday, January 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

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.

Facilitators: Natalie A. Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad) and Charlie Morse (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


Forum Member $350
 Non-Member $435


Registration Deadline: December 21

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




Workshop Location

Boston College
NEW LOCATION: Walsh Hall 131, Function Room, 150 Saint Thomas More Rd

St. Thomas More Hall, Commons Room 109
2150 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

»Campus Map
More Hall is located across the street from the B line “T” stop

»Parking:BC Commonwealth Avenue Garage or
BC Beacon Street Garage

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Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:00 AM
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Boston College
2150 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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The Forum on Education Abroad