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Mental health, higher education, and the year abroad: challenges and recommendations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anne-Charlotte Husson, Dr Damien Hall



This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Leeds University , 2020.

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In this article, after a brief discussion of the changing landscape around student mental health in universities, and the particular challenges that may be posed by a Year Abroad for language and cultural immersion, we present a series of mental health challengesarising from the Year Abroad, and make recommendations for overcoming them. We examine both issues that students may face when they are abroad, and the ways in which staff at universities can help those students. These challenges and recommendations arise from a workshop under this title which the authors led at the Year Abroad Conference 2019.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Husson A-C, Hall DJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: The Language Scholar

Year: 2020

Volume: 7

Pages: 28-43

Online publication date: 15/09/2020

Acceptance date: 27/08/2020

Date deposited: 30/11/2020

ISSN (electronic): 2398-8509

Publisher: Leeds University


Notes: Corresponding author is now Damien Hall