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International Students

We have a large population of international students here and we welcome the diversity, experience and knowledge you bring with you to the University. Adjusting to life in a new country isn't always an easy experience. We hope this section of the website will answer any queries, questions or worries you might have about your Wellbeing while studying at University of Sunderland.

The University has a really helpful page for International Students covering the support available, head over to their page by clicking here.

Read more about being an international student on our Belonging page. 

Read important health information for international students here. 

What do we mean by Wellbeing?

"Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stressors of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."

World Health Organisation

Being a student can be hard, navigating a new city, moving out for the first time, a new way of learning and new people to meet. Throw in moving to an entirely new country with an unfamiliar language and customs and it can be difficult being an international student!

What are some of the struggles that international students face?

  • Missing home, friends and family
  • Adapting to new teaching styles
  • Making new friends
  • Meeting people in the local community
  • Financial difficulties
  • Language difference
  • Feeling different

You can find more information on our website by clicking here, where we talk about Culture shock, activites available and mental health support. 

Global Friendship Evenings

Every Tuesday at 7pm-8pm our Chaplain Chris Howson hosts the Global Friendship Evening! This is a social event for all students at UOS to meet and get to know each other. All current and former Sunderland Uni students welcome to join in. To get involved just contact Chris.Howson@sunderland.ac.uk for more details.

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve your time at the University of Sunderland, please do not hesitate to contact wellbeing@sunderland.ac.uk 

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