Emotional and mental health has become a hot topic across schools throughout the US as many international students struggle with culture shock, stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Because of the stigma surrounding mental health, international students seek help at much lower rates compared to domestic students but have additional struggles as they adjust to their new environment.
International Student Insurance has worked with the Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital to develop a comprehensive training to help students overcome these barriers. The training is designed specifically for international students, and is one hour long (although it can be adjusted to meet any time frame).
This complete training was developed so that any staff member can give the training, as it includes the following:
Professionally designed presentation to walk your students through the training.
Two videos on mental health awareness and student perceptions on culture shock and stress from around the world.
A downloadable student guide take-away, or we can supply hard copies, to distribute to students.
Activities that encourage dialogue on many of the larger issues such as myths surround seeking help.
Complete guide to walk you or your staff through the training, including a full script and talking points.
The Emotional & Mental Health Awareness training is a FREE school resource. For further details, and to obtain a copy of the training program, please complete the following form:
If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
We offer a range of specialty international insurance plans to cater to all needs, including coverage for:
Our coverage is worldwide, but visit our country guide if you are studying in or traveling to: