Personal Advising

Many students, both international and U.S., experience academic and personal difficulties while working on their degrees. This is due to many reasons including dealing with a new academic system, a new culture, pressure to succeed, a change in financial situations, a romantic relationship, or the first time being away from home. If you feel like you need someone to talk to, ISS staff can help, and/or refer you on to other resources.  We are also here to offer advice about how things work in the United States - as we know that there are often many questions that come with living in a new country.

UMD's Health Services can provide confidential support to help students deal with their personal issues that may affect academic performance. Personal counseling provides a safe environment where people can share their thoughts and feelings, explore concerns, gain new awareness, and make helpful changes.