The Cultural Barriers of Mental Health

International Students’ Access to Mental Health Services in Higher Education

  • Elizabeth Fiala The Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Keywords: crisis-management, cross-cultural issues, university/higher education, ethics equity and social justice, student services, student learning and development, international student and scholar services


Due to stigma around mental health in his home country and a lack of accessible mental health resources in his host country, a young international student has trouble receiving the care he needs to be successful in US higher education.