An International Student, Studying Abroad For The First Time Of College

1879 Words Apr 21st, 2015 8 Pages
Tom is an international student, studying abroad for the first time in his life. He, on his first day of college, could not communicate with his classmates and nor fully understand what the professor had said. He struggled every day to overcome the language barrier and other challenges in college. He is now suffering from mental health problems, such as depression and eating disorders. As we can see in this case, international college students, having more stresses than local college students, are likely to get depressed and suicidal. They are suffering not only from lack of fluency in English but also from difficult in adapting into new cultures. Some of these students have mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorder and eating disorder because they are separated from their familiar life and adapting into new environment. As these students get into college, it becomes their life and they need to withstand the hardness in university. Most of the students are unfamiliar with getting by themselves and solving everything by themselves. Instead of finding their own way to survive, they, without much attempt, struggle by themselves. They need to find something to prevent them from getting mental health problems. Some people think that getting help from university staff and faculties is one option. Since university staff and faculties have a lot of experiences with international students from different backgrounds, they may provide these students with appropriate…

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