ERIC Number: ED279940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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A Comprehensive Wellness Program for International Students.
Fisher, Millard J.; Ozaki, Roger H.
This document presents a model wellness program for international college students in the United States and strategies to aid them in staying healthy during their stay. It notes that, without parents or other support groups, international students run the risk of developing serious health problems because of inadequate diet and sleep, substandard housing conditions, culture shock, or academic concerns. The wellness model is divided into several sections: (1) physical health; (2) diet; (3) weight control; (4) smoking; (5) drug and alcohol use; (6) dental health; (7) care of the eyes and ears; and (8) care of the skin and hair. For each of these sections, strategies are presented to assist the international student in developing healthful techniques. The model includes examples of exercise and recreational activities; sample menus of nutritious meals; charts of ideal body weights; hints to stop smoking; sources of treatment for alcoholism; drug charts; and lists of common disorders of the eyes, ears, skin, and hair. It is concluded that a wellness plan can give international students a chance to prevent major physical and mental adjustment problems while in the United States and it is recommended that international student advisers should emphasize healthful habits to the international student. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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