Mental Health

  • Students with a history of mental health difficulties, alcohol and/or drug problems, or an eating disorder may find that the stress of adjusting to a new culture exacerbates their condition.  It is therefore important for students to disclose their condition(s) to their study abroad program, and to Whitman Off-Campus Studies, so that Whitman and the program can provide adequate and informed support if any issues arise. 

  • Students who are under the care of a mental health counselor should discuss plans to study abroad with their medical provider, to determine if study abroad is advisable and, if so, what support may be needed while away. The Student should also inform Off-Campus Studies (as well as their program) about what services they may need while off campus, so that Whitman can confirm what types of student resources will be available abroad.