Mindful Expat Episode 30: Challenges & Opportunities While Studying Abroad

What you’ll hear in this episode:

• Some of the different contexts in which students may study abroad and how these contexts might impact their experiences as international students.
• Some of the amazing benefits of studying abroad!
• Some of the common challenges that international students may face.
• Some of my recommendations for current and future international students to help them make the most of their experiences abroad.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

• I mentioned that there is a bunch of interesting research on the benefits of learning a foreign language (beyond being and to communicate with other people, of course). For a taste of some of this research, check out this article from The Atlantic and this one from The Guardian.
• In this episode, I mentioned that back in episode 5, we discussed culture shock and some of the ways that the stress of adaptation to a new environment can add up and take a toll in different areas of our lives.
• I also mentioned the International Therapist Directory, which is a great resource for searching for therapists around the world who speak English and who are familiar with the particular changes that those living abroad face.

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