Graduate Degree Type
Education-Higher Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
International students make up a large portion of students in the U.S. on an annual basis. Research has shown that international students face acculturative stress at high rates and struggle with mental health. International students have high rates of depression, anxiety, and loneliness, while also feeling homesick when away from home. This project provides intervention group-based strategies that are focused on individual self-improvement. The research shows that meditation, journaling, exercise, sleep, and understanding one's spirituality all have a positive impact on mental health. In focusing on these different self-improvement habits, international students may be able to use them in their free time to better their mental health.
Almallah, Layth, "Improving the Mental Health of International Students in Higher Education with Holistic Self-Improvement Practices" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 291.