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International Student Discussion Group

Fridays
2pm - 3:15pm
Meets at SSB G1.104

All groups are free and confidential.

Are you an international student at UT and also feeling:

  • Homesick?
  • Worried about your English speaking/writing skills?
  • Unsure of how to make American friends?
  • Confused or frustrated about the American culture?
  • Alone and as if no one understands your experience?
  • Eager to learn about how to succeed in your classes?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please join us for the International Student Discussion Group! It is a place you can learn how to improve your life and academics. These meetings also give you an opportunity to meet other international students with similar experiences. We invite both undergraduate and graduate international students to join us, and you may come to one, two, or all of the group meetings. It’s up to you! Also, you are welcome to discuss any and all topics that are relevant to your experience as an international student. Here are a list of possible topics:

  • Navigating the American classroom
  • Working with professors and supervisors
  • Challenges of communicating in English
  • Loneliness and homesickness
  • Cultural adjustment and culture shock
  • Maintaining relationships in home country and making new friends
  • Asserting yourself
  • Stress management
  • Discrimination and how to deal with it
  • Job search process

Professional staff at the Counseling and Mental Health Center who are experienced in working with International Students will be facilitating the discussions. Please contact Dr. Sylvia Chen at (512) 471-3515 if you have any questions or if you need more information.

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Please note these discussion groups are not therapy groups, and some of them do not meet at CMHC. Please click the group title for details.

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Meets at Painter Hall, Rm 5.33
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Wednesdays  12pm-1:30pm
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Meets at the Gender & Sexuality Center, SAC 2.112
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Click here to view the Finding Our Voice: A Women of Color Discussion Group description


Mindfulness Classes


2 sections:
Thursdays   1:30-3:30
Fridays   1:30-3:30

Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
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Click here to view the Being Present: Anxiety & Stress Relief through Mindfulness class description


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Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
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Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Ungo

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Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
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Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
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Rodriguez / Bailey

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