Resources and Services for International Students
Do you feel alone, scared, unsure or hurt? We are here for you. Our multicultural and professionally diverse staff at Counseling and Psychological Services can attend to the variety of reactions and feelings you may have while away from home.
We respect your privacy. Most international students pay the University Programs and Facilities Fee (UPFF), allowing students to recieve counseling services for no additional charge. You do not have to speak excellent English to talk with us. We offer a variety of services in Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese and American Sign Language.
Examples of concerns we commonly help international students with include:
- Dealing with changes or stress in your life (e.g., moving to a different country)
- Finding productive ways to adjust to a new culture
- Discovering ways to blend American culture with your own
- Coping with culture shock (e.g., homesickness, desire to avoid social events, physical concerns and sleep disturbances, difficulties with course work and concentration)
- Emotions of sadness, loneliness, depression or anger feel out of control
- Difficulty building strong relationships
- Guidance in your professional development
- Anxiety or depression
- Healing from significant loss or trauma
- Alcohol and drug concerns
Let Us Help You
The following are a list of our services that may fit your needs:
- International Student Discussion support group
- Stress Management Consultation for International Students
- Other support groups
- Individual counseling
- Alcohol and other drug services
- Campus and community referrals
To make an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services, call 402.472.7450.
International Student Discussion support group
Will return in spring 2019.
Group facilitators: Xiping (Kylie) Qiu, MS, and Chelsea Hughes, MS
This group provides an opportunity to hear how other international students experience life in the U.S., gain knowledge of living in a new country and practice your English in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Stress Management Consultation for International Students
Day/Time: Every fourth Tuesday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Love Library South, room 110
Group facilitator: Xiping (Kylie) Qiu
If you are feeling stressed and aren't sure where to turn, make an appointment for this free, confidential consultation designed specifically for international students. To reserve your spot, email Xiping.firstname.lastname@example.org. For urgent concerns, call 402.472.5000 and follow the prompts. Help is available 24/7.
Cultural Centers and Other Services
Center for People in Need
The Center for People in Need has programs, which specifically address the needs of refugees and immigrants.
3901 North 27th Street, unit 1
Lincoln, NE 68521
El Centro De Las Americas
Provides emergency food, education/health programs, children’s activities, after school and mentoring programs, Spanish translations, language assistance, job referrals, cultural programs, English language learner classes, domestic violence services, health services and crisis prevention/assistance.
210 O Street
Good Neighbor Community Center
Provides ESL classes and language assistance, minority support and resources, tutoring/mentoring for youth, summer camps for children ages 5 to 10, parent support group and Arabic women support group.
2617 Y Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Indian Center, Inc.
Indian Center is a community center providing services to eligible Nebraskans of all cultures. The provide Native American employment services, case management and commodities.
1100 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508
Southern Sudan Community Association
SSCA Omaha’s mission is to resettle refugees, provide programs to assist into their transition, and promote cultural, educational, social and economic development opportunities in their new communities
3610 Dodge Street, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68131
African Home Food Supply
2226 O St.
815 S 11th St.
Harvest European Market
4451 N 26th St. #900
Jung’s Oriental Food Store
3031 O St.
612 N 27th St.
Suji’s Indian Grocery
3140 O St.
Stores That Offer Halal and Kosher Options
Homeland Food: 2350 O Street #101
Save Best: 1111 North 27th Street
Russ’s Market: 130 North 66th Street
Super Saver: 233 North 48th Street
Walmart: 4700 N 27th St.
Hy-Vee: 5020 N 27th St.