Student learning is full of challenges, growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. Students discover themselves and explore the world as they learn, grow and develop throughout school.
For students, needed assistance may come from friends, family, significant others, staff and teachers. However, in some cases, help is needed from a trained professional.
Life guidance and counseling
Life Guidance and Counseling provide students with the skills to approach the the complexities of life. The counseling process provides a safe environment where one can express thoughts and feelings, explore concerns, gain new awareness, identify more effective strategies to cope with difficult situations, and make helpful changes in life.
IIS counselors are available to assist students in achieving optimal personal growth, to obtain positive skills and values, to set career goals and to explore their potential. We desire for our students to become productive and to contribute as internationally minded members of tomorrow’s global society.
Our counselors are fully experienced in working with these and other issues. However, if it is determined a student’s situation would best benefit from additional resources, we will work with the student and family on getting any additional help required.
We provide consulting services and we collaborate with parents, teachers, school administrators, medical professionals, and others to utilize the appropriate resources for helping students to succeed.
The Counseling Office follows the ethical regulations and the Student Guidance and Counseling Act law. Information shared privately will be treated with utmost respect and confidentiality.
Any confidential information shared during the counseling process is used exclusively for the benefit of students and their positive growth and development.
If there is clear and imminent danger of harm to self and/or others, the counselor is required to report this information to ensure safety.
Taiwanese law requires that staff of Counseling Services who learn of, or strongly suspect abuse or law related issues (under age 18) must report to the Taiwanese Child Protection Services.