Student Affairs Contacts and Resources

Student Affairs Contacts & Resources

Housing & Student Life

Our Housing & Student Life offices are always located next to our classrooms, providing accessible support services to you. This resource is always available to you during your summer abroad at DIS, as we put a strong emphasis on providing for your needs and concerns.

The Housing & Student Life Department is staffed with trained employees who are on-site and can assist you in any next steps to move forward when you have a non-academic issue or question.

For academic concerns, find DIS Academic Resources here.

DIS Care Team

Living in a new culture and having new experiences can be as challenging as it is exciting. Given the transitions, adjustments, and adaption you go through while studying abroad, it is important that you have support. As a current student at DIS, our Care Teams are trained to help you in times of difficulty through support services available during your time at DIS.

Members of the Care Team are Housing & Student Life administrative staff at DIS – not doctors or counselors – and conversations with the Care Team are private, but not confidential. If a case demands professional assistance, the Care Team can make referrals to both medical professionals and other confidential resources.

How to Book an Appointment

To book an appointment, email the Care Team with a brief description of what you would like to discuss and when you are free. Someone will respond to your request within one business day.

Referral to an External Therapist

If necessary, DIS can refer you to an outside affiliated psychologist/psychiatrist, doctor, or other resources. In some cases, DIS insurance will be able to cover these referrals. Read about DIS insurance here. If you decide to find your own provider, DIS can share a list of therapists or doctors who have previously worked with DIS students.

If the DIS Care Team refers you to a trained psychologist or psychiatrist at a local clinic, DIS will pay for up to two sessions. Further therapy beyond the two provided sessions will be your financial responsibility. Please check your U.S. insurance and any insurance provided by your home university for study abroad students, as there may be mental health coverage under them.

If you are referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist and do not show up for a scheduled appointment, or fail to cancel 24 hours in advance, you will be charged.

Though the Care Team can assist you with a doctor’s referral, you do not need to work through the Team to see a doctor. Find details on seeing a doctor, going to the hospital, or locating a pharmacy here.

Emergency Contact

For details on how to reach DIS both during and outside office hours in case of emergency, find the Emergency Contact Information here.