FCPI & MLST Tests: Making the Best of College Life

There are many reasons why college students have a stressful lifestyle; papers, group projects, examinations, student clubs, internships, work, friends, family – it is hard to balance these without sacrificing sleep and mental wellbeing. Many students are unaware and ill prepared to deal with the issues that they encounter during their college years. This is why our Yonsei Counselling Center partnered up with the Appenzeller International House to give opportunities to students to deal with their stress and their study habits better. So, how can you make the best of your college life? Fear not, psychology may have the answer you need.   

[Image 1: FCPI & MLST-II Tests Poster 1]

Vice Chief RA Sihyeon organized an event where students were able to get evaluated by the Yonsei Counselling Center through their test results. There were two tests conducted – the Foreign College Student Psychological Inventory (FCPI) test was catered towards foreigners, while the Multi-dimensional Learning Strategy Test II (MLST-II) was catered towards anyone with a goal to change their study habits.

[Image 2: FCPI & MLST-II Tests Poster 2]

The FCPI test is designed to evaluate foreign students’ adaptation to the Korean university life. According to the results, certain habits and changes are recommended to better one’s lifestyle. Appenzeller students who signed up for the FCPI test took the test in advance, and brought their result sheet with them to the interpretation session. The counselor explained the scales one by one to facilitate students’ understanding of the scale. The counselor also shared her experience as a study abroad student in America, and formed an understanding with the participants on language barrier problems and cultural adjustment. After explaining the index of the test result, she answered questions for the remaining 10 minutes.

[Image 3: FCPI & MLST-II Tests Document]

The MLST-II assesses the students’ study habits, and provides recommendations and study guides to help them study more efficiently. The students took the test in advance, as well, and during the session they discussed each of their results with the counsellor. Some students raised questions about how to deal with the anxiety that comes with rigorous studies. The counsellor recommended meditation, as it helps focus on senses rather than thoughts.

We would like to thank the Yonsei Counselling Center for the opportunity they gave Appenzeller students to find better strategies to cope with their current habits. 

By 18.5 IS Heghine GrigoryanView 126

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