Chronic Illness & Mental Health

Tips for Getting Started

  • Begin the advising process early on to allow for preparation time
  • Register with the Center for Students with Disabilities if you have not already
  • Disclose your condition to an Experiential Global Learning advisor to help navigate the process
  • Consider the accommodations needed for activities of daily living, while on an airplane,
    participating in academics, housing and excursions
  • Consider any medications or medical equipment for which you will need access during your program
  • Determine what types of medical care you will need during your program
  • Contact the Center for Students with Disabilities to discuss your participation in your program. A student may open and complete a request form at any time.
  • Learn about the technology available to assist people with chronic illnesses to travel


Balancing Mental Health Abroad
Getting Over Your Fears: A Guide to Studying Abroad with a Chronic Illness
How to Deal with Depression While Studying Abroad 
How to Make a Semester Abroad Possible When Living with a Chronic Illness
How to Study Abroad While Coping with a Chronic Illness
Managing Mental Health While Abroad
Meaningful Travel: Tips and Tales, Health & Chronic Illness Abroad
Mental Health Wellness Abroad
Studying Abroad with a Chronic Illness or Disability 
Unpacked: Why I Chose to Study Abroad Despite my Mental Illness


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