Addressing Challenges of COVID-19 for International Students

NOV 19, 2020 | 9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

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Zoom Webinar


November 19, 2020: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM





It’s been a rough year for international students! This workshop addresses some of the recent challenges many international students face as a result of COVID-19, including the impact of remote learning, time management, and social isolation. Coping strategies as well as a space for international students to share their experiences while connecting with one another will be provided.

Vivi Wei-Chun Hua, Psy.D. is an international student success coach and a clinical psychologist. She received her doctorate from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY. Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Hua is particularly insightful about the unique challenges of studying in the U.S. as a foreign student. She is the founder of Dr. Vivi Coaching, a practice dedicated to the academic, professional, and personal success of international students. Students are welcome to join Dr. Hua’s new Facebook group where resources and a series of programs will be provided:
She can also be reached directly at

Shruthi Jayashankar, M.A. is a Clinical Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center's Student Counseling Service. She is a 2nd year doctoral student at the Counseling Psychology program at Seton Hall University. Her approach is rooted in dynamic and relational therapies, while also building in other facets of treatment based on the needs of her clients. Shruthi also believes in incorporating nontraditional approaches such as creative and artistic coping strategies when working with her clients. Prior to her doctoral degree, Shruthi obtained her BA in Psychology from Baruch College and her MA in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Sponsored by Student Counseling Services at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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