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Discussion for Building Resilience - International Trainees

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

May 13, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker(s): Sara Hunter, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac, graduate student, and postdoc programs.  This session will be held online via Zoom and the link will be distributed in NIH Trainee Listserv announcements. If you need the link immediately please email 

International trainees often face a unique set of challenges. Whether it is the distance from family and home, learning a new culture, visa stress, or discovering a new sense of community, these challenges can cause fellows to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or lonely. This supportive space is meant to remind trainees that they are not alone in dealing with these issues and that there are other trainees having similar experiences.  Additionally, the group offers space to dialogue around U.S. culture, coping tools and to learn from each other. 

Please join us for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Sara Hunter. The discussion group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive ways to build resilience and self-care skills.

To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180 or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for this event, please contact Dr. Laura Marler at Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the Event.