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.
Please contact Dr Chelsea Hyde, firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding program cost and access.