Counseling Services

General Information

Career & counseling services offered to international students aim to foster and promote intelectual, emotional, social, and cultural development of students by offering a wide range of counseling, career, consultation, training and educational services.

Why Seek Counseling?

Moving to a new country can be a confusing and difficult process, especially when commencing studies at a University. Culture shock is not uncommon especially for a student who has just arrived from different country fo the first time. Culture shock can be experienced in different ways and in different degrees for each person. Some of the symptoms of culture shock can be feeling lonely, feeling isolated, withdrawal from social activities, hostility  towards other cultures, depression and disorientation.

Everyone experiences problems, and we often encounter situations where our usual way of handling them no longer works. We sometimes reach a point where we are unable to find solutions on our own. Not being able to find a solutionto a problem simply means we are human - not crazy. Psychological upset and painful feelings are normal reactions to intense or abnormal events and are part of the natural healing process. Counseling can help facilitate this healing process.

Counselors at OIA are prepared to assist international students in a variety of personal development areas. Common concerns for international students include- but are not limited to -the following:

  • Puzzling, distressing feelings
  • self-defeating behaviors
  • Low self-confidence
  • Academic problems Getting along with others
  • sexual identity concerns Decision-making dilemmas
  • Feelings of depression or anxiety
  • Stress reduction and relaxation
  • Time and task management
  • Body image and issues with food
  • Grief and loss
  • Career Exploration


nurulaini Nurulaini Muhiyuddin
Registered Counselor

A | Pusat Kerjaya & Kaunseling

     Aras 5, Banggunan Budisiswa
     Bahagian Hal Ehwal Pelajar dan Alumni
     Universiti Teknologi MARA
     40450 Shah Alam

T  | +603 - 5544 3496/3211/3213/2379 F | +603 - 5544 3493/2368
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