University of Minnesota

International Students

The information below is specific to international students. Please refer to the Undergraduate Students and/or Graduate Students pages for additional information.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff are happy to help you with any concerns that you are facing, including stress and mental health issues.  You are not alone.  Many international students and scholars experience difficulties during their stay in the U.S.  Please read below to find out how ISSS and other University offices can help you.

  • Helping A Friend

  • Student groups:
    • Active Minds is a student run organization that serves as a resource for addressing stigma about mental illness at the University of Minnesota.

Students Assisting Students

In 2012, an interactive training tool was developed to provide actual practice in student-student dialogs and making mental health referrals: Students Assisting Students: Interactive Mental Health Training.

We are also working with instructors on identifying, addressing and supporting mental health. View the Joint Task Force Report on Student Mental Health Download PDF.

Twin Cities Campus: