Resources for Being You Abroad

Going abroad, whether this is your first time or your umpteenth, can be a trip both literally and figuratively. Seeing something new or being someplace unfamiliar has its own challenges, especially when it comes to mental health and physical accessibility. With IES Abroad, you won't handle these concerns on your own. 

We have not only compiled resources on mental health, physical health, and self-care to help prepare you and support you along the way, but we also have a dedicated Student Affairs staff that are available for you to contact from the United States and once in your host country.

Browse a collection of IES Abroad and other website's resources specific to having a healthy study abroad experience.

At IES Abroad, we're here to help. If you have any questions about your identity abroad, please contact our Diversity Relations Department by emailing us at or by calling 800.995.2300. Know of another resource we should add? Let us know!

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“If you struggle with depression or anxiety like me, and you think it will hold you back from being able to travel abroad, I hope that you reconsider, and I hope that you believe in yourself and your ability to do this because you are capable! With proper planning, a support system, and help from IES Abroad, I know you can do this!!”
Elisabeth B. • University of Tennessee - Knoxville • Vienna Summer - Psychology

“I'm slowly learning that being "perfect" isn't required to be "prepared." In fact, preparation for study abroad requires imperfection and, more specifically, being okay when things don't go perfectly.”
Kandise L. • Northwestern University • Milan – Music: Voice, Composition & Instrumental

Browse More Identity Resources

Just as each study abroad experience is unique, each location offers a different adventure. So we've made sure to compile diversity resources specific to your host city and country. 

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