Counseling and Mental Health in the U.S.
In the U.S., emotional wellbeing is considered an important part of one's overall health. Counseling is a safe, non-judgmental forum to talk with someone privately and confidentially about any concern, big or small. In the U.S. and at Babson, it is common for students to speak to a professional counselor about a variety of concerns including culture shock, home-sickness, sadness, and academic stress.
For some international students, speaking with a professional counselor may be a new experience—especially for those from cultures in which people typically turn to family members, friends, or religious/spiritual leaders for help. In the U.S., counseling is a common way that people seek support for personal problems and concerns. Many international students find it helpful as they adjust to new surroundings. Get more information about Counseling and Psychological Services.