Studying abroad can be both exciting and daunting. Whether you are an international student studying here or a UK citizen studying abroad you may be facing unexpected challenges. Mentoring could really support you.
Living in a different country, be it for a few weeks, months or even years can bring up all kinds of difficulties. Perhaps you feel homesick; are struggling with cultural differences or learning a new language. You may feel isolated or lonely even though you have friends here and at home. It might be hard to understand why this opportunity is not as enjoyable as you had hoped it to be. By meeting with a mentor either face-to-face or via Skype you can create a space to explore some of these feelings and work together to make the most of your studies abroad. Your mentor will work with you to identify key areas to focus on. Mentoring can help you manage your studies and reflect on your experiences in a way that will be beneficial to your work and help you make the most of your time overseas.
For students with a diagnosed mental health condition who need extra support managing the impact of this on your studies, our team of specialist mental health mentors are also available to assist you.
By completing the registration form UMO’s Referrals Coordinator will be in contact to organise your mentoring.