Department of Educational Administration


Date of this Version

Fall 2020


Published in College Student Affairs Journal 38:2 (Fall 2020), pp. 143-156.


Published by Southern Association for College Student Affairs.


Mental health issues in faculty-led short-term study abroad (FLSTSA) cours­es are becoming increasingly prevalent. To date, little is known about the role mental health issues play in study abroad courses, including the implications for student affairs practice. This study examines the role of mental health issues in faculty-led short-term study abroad courses, from the perspec­tive of the faculty instructors. Findings from this study provide a nuanced understanding of how student mental health issues shape study abroad ex­periences for the student experiencing mental health issues abroad, other students, and the faculty instructors.