Living or studying abroad is no small feat: you may be thousands of miles away from home for months at a time, perhaps outside your own country (and, according to our interviewee, ‘on another planet') for the first time. Your usual support systems and coping mechanisms may suddenly be absent, and sometimes Skype just doesn't cut it! For many years, Sandro Rosseti, M.D., a Florentine psychiatrist, has been a referred psychiatric physician for several of the American universities in Florence. In addition, Dr. Rosseti is the director of the Italian Institute for intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy and a long-time TF reader. He took some time talk with TF about the importance of putting your mental health first while studying abroad.