Texas Tech University

International Student Support Group

It's ok to miss home, We are here for you.

Arriving in a new country, possibly speaking in a new language, with limited to no friends and family is already scary enough, now add the college experience to that mix!

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International students are some of the bravest individuals to walk across our campus, but just like any one else they have their struggles and these struggles are hard for domestic peers to understand if they haven't been in their shoes. 

International Students often express anxiety from just some of the following:

  • Homesickness
  • Discrimination
  • Tensions between the US and their home country
  • Loneliness / difficulty making new friends
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty adjusting to the American diet
  • Death of a loved one back home while in the US
  • Difficulty understanding the American University system.


This group offers you a space to address the challenges of being an international student, such as cultural adjustments, loneliness, homesickness, etc. The group meets weekly during the Fall 2021 Semester.

Times: Fridays 3-4:30 pm

Location: Student Wellness Center - Contact Dr. Moerkbak for more information

Help us to better understand what you are experiencing as an international student in the USA. Take our survey.




 To Register...

Contact: Dr. Marie Moerkbak
TTU Student Counseling Center
Associate Director of Training
Email Marie.moerkbak@ttu.edu
Phone: (806) 742-3674


Contact: Hansong Zhang
 Doctoral Intern in Counseling Psychology at Student Counseling Center
Email: Hansozha@ttu.edu
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