Psychological Health and Counseling

Students should be very realistic about their abilities to function in a high-stress environment. Russia is a difficult place to live and, rather than disappearing in the new surroundings, conditions like depression and eating disorders are often exacerbated by a stay in Russia. Extremely limited psychological counseling services are available in Russia, and they are not provided by the School in Russia. English-language counseling is only available in Moscow and is also very limited in scope. Students with particular concerns in this area are encouraged to consult with International Programs at Middlebury College prior to departure.