Session 10.08

Happier abroad? The tools of positive psychology in creating successful adaptation among exchange students

  • Friday 27 Sept
  • Room 201, Level 2, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre
  • Level: all
  • Related Expert Communities Guidance and Counselling

Global student mobility trends show that students’ reasons to study abroad are diversifying. This creates an ever-expanding need for host institutions to innovate and improve their support models. This session will present a model which draws from the tools of positive psychology, and is aimed at increasing positive experiences and emotions among exchange students, as well as fostering their personal responsibility and commitment towards their own subjective well-being while living abroad.


  • Student experience
  • Mobility


  • Antonia Gohr, 
    Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany


  • Jessica Price, 
    Culturally Sensitive Trainings & Psychotherapy, Germany
  • Yuliya Salauyova, 
    Jacobs University Bremen, Germany


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