The real cost of studying abroad

  • Kirstie Sutherland

Commissioned piece for the opinion section of the i-D website

An op-ed about the realities of studying abroad, its effects on mental health, and what universities are (or are not) doing to combat this and support students. I spoke to several students with similar experiences to my own of depression and anxiety abroad, and what they believe would have helped them if their universities had been more supportive and helped them to prepare for culture shock.