The Mental Costs of Studying Abroad

2015 study published by Quigley and some collaborators in The Journal of Global Mobility found that study-abroad students were 23 times more likely to require repatriation for a mental health condition than business expatriates. Quigley pointed to high rates of pre-existing mental health conditions in millennials as a potential cause: More than one-third of US college students said that they had felt so depressed in the past 12 months it was difficult to function.


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