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International Student Led Support Group

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“Attending this group has turned into a check-in for me. It is a time to ask questions like "Am I taking care of myself?” or “How is my mental health?” This has been invaluable for 2nd year. I am more present, I am happier, and my grades have improved as well.”
- Devon Wade, COM, M2

As international students, there are obvious adjustments and transitions that occur that can sometimes be extremely challenging. We want to offer international students a place to be supported and to connect with your peers. Please join us in a safe space to talk about common issues international students encounter on a daily basis. 

This group has been created to support international students in all colleges and programs are welcome. UTHSC students in their journey through all stages of their programs including grueling class schedules, demanding rotations, licensure/board prep and ever changing social lives.This group is now being offered remotely. This is a confidential and free group for UTHSC students only. It is in no way professional counseling or therapy. If you would like to speak to a counselor, contact Academic Success at 901.448.5056 or UHS at 901.448.5500.

"Often times we think we are alone and that no one else knows nor understands what we go through on a daily basis. Yet, the support groups have shown me otherwise. They remind me that I am not alone, and that all of us students, regardless of college or background,
are struggling together."
- Kevin Estrada, COP, P1

This group has a come and go as you please policy. This means there is no requirement for attendance or punishment for missed groups. You can choose to come as often or as little as you desire. A counselor in SASSI, will be present at each group. Please note that this is a collaborative professional/student-led group created to support students. There are no expectations or pressure to have counseling or therapy during the group time. This group is simply supportive in nature.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need more information by emailing


Jun 13, 2024