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Date of Award

Spring 2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)


Department of Graduate Psychology


Renee Staton

Cheree Hammond

Jack Presbury


This research project details the presenting concerns of international students studying in American colleges and universities such as: lack of social support, acculturation, anxiety, depression, academic struggles, financial concerns, and language barriers. Despite the numerous significant stressors that they experience while studying in the United States, international students are less likely than American students to use counseling services on U.S. college campuses. A case study of an international student, Deepa, is presented and details her struggles with studying in the United States. Implications and recommendations for mental health professionals working with international college students are presented.

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