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Education Abroad Network

    Education Abroad Network (UMTC EAN)

    The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Education Abroad Network includes and serves professional advisers, faculty members, administrators, and others involved with education abroad. Meetings will be organized and convened twice a year by the Learning Abroad Center, but the agenda will be open to issues and topics identified by the entire group and relevant to a majority of participants. Preference will be given to sharing of practices, benchmarking, and updates to foster communication and expanded, multidisciplinary collaboration in regard to study abroad.

    Spring 2019 UMTC Education Abroad Network Meeting

    Student Mental Health Concerns and Study Abroad
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    2:30-4 p.m.
    402 Walter Library, East Bank

    How can we support students with mental health concerns as they prepare for a study abroad experience? How does the Learning Abroad Center prepare students to ensure that mental health needs will be met while abroad? A successful experience abroad requires proactive preparation, which includes completing health information forms and encouraging disclosure. During this interactive session, the Learning Abroad Center will share what is already in place and how can we work together to support students through effective referrals and sharing of resources.

    Questions

    • What are advisers hearing from students with mental health concerns who are considering going abroad and how are they responding?
    • How does a student disclose a mental health concern to the Learning Abroad Center?
    • Will disclosing a mental health issue prevent a student from studying abroad?
    • What resources are available to support students before they go abroad?
    • What type of support is available while abroad?
    • How can we work together to better support students?

     

    Following brief presentations, and audience Q&A, we hope participants expand their comfort level in discussing mental health abroad considerations with students. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Join us! RSVP here.  

     

    EAN Advisory Board Members

     

    Past EAN Meeting Topics and Resources

    For more information, contact Kim Hindbjorgen, khindbjo@umn.edu.