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Counseling


Examples of Issues Students May Want to Discuss with an ISSS Counselor

Personal:

  • Cross-cultural adjustment
  • Intercultural friendships and dating
  • Family conflicts or pressures
  • Roommate conflicts
  • Personal crisis
  • Visa status problems
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety, stress
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use concerns
  • Financial difficulties that cause academic problems
  • Racial harassment
  • Ethnic harassment
  • Religious harassment
  • Sexual orientation harassment
  • Unwanted sexual advances, harassment, or assault

Academic:

  • Low or failing grades
  • Time management
  • Lack of motivation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Conflict with instructor
  • Conflict with academic advisor
  • Conflict with academic department or college

Please note: ISSS advisers are not trained to help students choose courses or plan degree programs, please see your academic adviser for assistance with these matters.

Advocacy:

ISSS staff provides advocacy for students and scholars who want to file a grievance, have a grievance filed against them, or have been discriminated against or harassed. ISSS counselors consult and collaborate with other campus offices that provide advocacy as well.

Career:

ISSS staff can provide assistance on career-related issues such as choosing a field of study, searching for a job, writing a resume, and preparing for a job interview. For more information, go to Career Support for International Students.

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