Coping with Study Abroad Program

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Background:

Coping with Study Abroad

Chinese international students are the largest population of international students studying in Australia (approx. 30%), however research with this population into their experiences and adjustment to studying abroad is limited. Recent research conducted through the University of Melbourne (Wong & Hyde, 2019; Shah & Hyde, 2020) has focused on improving our understanding of the adjustment experience of Chinese international students.

In response to this research, a wellbeing program, Coping with Studying Abroad, has been developed by Dr. Chelsea Hyde, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Program Outline and Summary

Coping with Studying Abroad consists of five 60-minute sessions. The program focuses on the experience of moving and studying overseas and the development of helpful coping strategies in this context.

Each session includes the following; 1) teaching effective coping and adjustment skills and 2) a focus on cultural differences between county of origin and Australia. Each session will also incorporate activities and discussion that address the four areas outlined in Figure 1.

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Please contact Dr Chelsea Hyde, chelsea.hyde@unimelb.edu.au for information regarding program cost and access.

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