CHAT Group for International Grad Students

CHAT Group to Address Cultural Issues, Stresses Facing International Graduate Students

Though pursuing a graduate degree in a foreign country is definitely a rewarding experience, the cultural differences and stress that come with it may at times feel difficult to deal with. Starting next week, a new support group will be available for international graduate students to meet, discuss, and learn ways of coping with the typical stressors and problems they may be experiencing.

Creating Healthy Actions Together (CHAT) is a weekly informal gathering sponsored by WashU’s Mental Health Services (MHS). Each group meeting will be led by experienced group facilitators and will cover relevant topics for international graduate students, including:

  • Understanding and adjusting to cultural differences
  • Creating and maintaining meaningful relationships
  • De-stressing when under pressure
  • Managing time and energy
  • Many other topics relevant to international graduate students

The first meeting will take place next week on Wednesday, September 20 in the Small Meeting Room at the Liberman Graduate Center in the Danforth University Center (DUC) from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The group will meet every Wednesday throughout the fall semester.

Creating Healthy Actions Together (CHAT)

Day:       Wednesdays,  September 20– December 6, 2017

Time:     10:15am to 11:30am

Where: Small Meeting Room- Liberman Graduate Center in the Danforth University Center (DUC)

For more information about CHAT, contact:

Ciloue Stewart,

Or Karolyn Senter,