International Student Concerns

The Counseling Center knows that our international students add an important layer of cultural diversity and perspective that make our campus a better place. In the best of times, studying internationally comes with unique stressors. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic and proposed changes to the U.S. student visa process are only adding to the stress international students may be feeling. The Counseling Center is here support you if you feel overwhelmed and anxious. Below are a few resources that may help, but what you are feeling is completely justified, and if you need to talk to a counselor, please reach out to make an appointment by calling 217-333-3704.

Counseling Center brochure: Cross-Cultural Journey for International Students

Counseling Center Brochure: Race-Related Stress

Counseling Center Brochure: Being Assertive in a Multicultural World

University of Illinois International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty (available in 40 languages)

Responding to Anti-Asian Racism During the COVID-19 Outbreak