The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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"...For instance, someone who has spent their entire life in China and expatriates to study abroad is referred to as an international or foreign student. In some ways, your transition is more straight forward and clearly delineated. People in your new host country will expect you to have some adjustment issues, whereas TCKs returning “home” will have very similar issues to yours but most people will not understand. TCKs sometimes fall between the cracks because universities and TCKs themselves do not recognize that they don’t know the culture of their passport country as well those around them assume they ..."
"... a counselor at her university’s International Orientation program, and is highly involved in the International Club on campus. - A Double adjustment - Regardless of which internationally mobile student category you fit in, you not only have the upcoming adjustment to university life ..."
"...Regardless of which internationally mobile student category you fit in, you not only have the upcoming adjustment to university life to deal with but an added adjustment to a foreign culture. Even if you are a GN/TCK returning to your home country it may be foreign to you in many respects. Through no fault of their own, global nomads often know more about other places, peoples, ..."
"...may be thinking about adults who move to a new culture for the first time and how difficult that is. So why don’t we make a big fuss over that? The answer is, we do. Adults go through major culture shock and they must go through a period of adjustment which is not always easy. The difference is that adults have already established their value system, sense of cultural identity and core relationships with family and friends in the home culture. An adult understands that he or she is an English person who happens to be living in Japan ..."

"...expect to pass through these five predictable stages is reassuring. Everyone is different and will pass through each stage in varying degrees. Some will breeze through them and others may get stuck in one particular stage or another. Some will even bounce around between the stages until they reach adjustment. ..."
"...While transitions are never easy, and they can be quite uncomfortable as you can see from Figure 2.2 above, there is good news. Research has shown that people who receive cross-cultural training before making an international move have a much smoother adjustment. In fact, research from The Interchange Institute’s 2004 Prudential Financial relocation study, Many Expatriates Many Voices, shows that expatriates who received cross-cultural training described themselves as having a more positive experience and better adjustment to their new surroundings than those who did not. Their Mental Health Inventory scores were ..."
"...does not completely take away the vacillating emotional responses, but the ups are not nearly as high and the downs not nearly as low, and the responses are more rounded than they were without training. Knowing you can expect to experience ups and downs, highs and lows in the transition/adjustment cycle enables you to recognize when it is happening to you and assists you in normalizing your experiences. ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...Not everyone has as deep a dip as shown in Fig. 4.1, especially after cross-cultural training, but common reactions to this crisis stage are what give it the nickname of the “Fight or Flight” stage. This is when you resist the adjustment and want to return to your host country and old friends. You may become angry and start mocking your home country culture, something which can be very dangerous. You may become terribly unhappy – even depressed, and as a result, you just want to escape and withdraw from it ..."
"... culture shock or transition shock can be on the ready to lend an ear, be empathetic, and successfully encourage their students. - Gradual adjustment - After taking a deep dip, the line in Fig. 4.1 indicating level of feeling is slowly scaling upward to feeling normal again. In ..."
" weeks or months depending on the individual student, negativities begin to melt away and you begin to see the value in both your new home and the place where you have come from. Just as the upswing in the curve in Fig. 4.1 reflects the gradual adaptation or adjustment of transition shock, so do the words of David’s poem – “They come up, Up…They adjust…They live…They even smile.” ..."
", cultural misunderstandings or incidents, as Craig Storti describes in his book, The Art of Crossing Cultures, are taking place left and right. Again, because you think you know your passport culture well, or because you think you are competent enough or should be competent enough to handle any adjustment well, the result is shock and surprise when something catches you off guard. It can be something as simple as feeling so overwhelmed in the grocery or department store at the choice of products you came to purchase that you cannot possibly decide on the best product so you ..."

"...have pretty much done what processing needs to be done, although there will still be times you are caught culturally off-guard and need to review the operative rules in this new place. Transition is a constant learning activity. In fact, some will say that you have finally finished your adjustment once you understand the jokes! ..."
"...American, British, German, or whatever their home country is, but they can’t really call themselves a foreign national even though they may feel like it, unless of course, they have continued on to yet another new host country for university. In some respects, those students have a somewhat easier adjustment because they expect the culture will be different, but they still suffer the same relationship issues. ..."
"... Now is a good time to tell you how Brent from Chapter 1 made out in his adjustment. Unlike Roger who just felt worse with introspection, that is what eventually brought Brent to terms with how to be happy. He spent a lot of time looking at his life and asking himself questions like, “What do you need to do or stop doing to feel better and ..."

"...and remind my children of: “If you are not having fun, it’s your own darn fault.” One hard-liner TCK makes her own rendition of it by saying, “If you’re not settling in, it’s your own fault.” While she is trying to say that you are responsible for making the adjustment and that it is necessary to take some risks to do it, she also concedes to the fact that there may be certain barriers to settling in. One of those barriers is the strong ties mentioned above, particularly if there is a romantic relationship you have left back home. ..."

"... through transition. A rubric is a scoring tool for subjective assessments linked to learning objectives. The TCP Reacculturation rubric serves as a guide to help international sojourners chart the progress of their adjustment while keeping an end goal clearly in mind. - The Purpose - ..."
"... 1. To Develop Cultural Competence – Students entering university must develop the ability to function effectively in their new home community and school culture. The rubric acts as a guide to help you make good decisions and enables you to see your progress concerning your adjustment. ..."
"...Each section lists two to four categories of issues and gives multiple descriptors for each area of competency. Not every reacculturation issue will apply to every person, but most people will be able to apply the majority of them to their own adjustment process. For instance, there are categories that apply to one’s professional loss and career preparation that may not apply to you as university students just yet. Dr. Timmons explains that the descriptors in each of the categories is meant to provide general ideas to cause thought and reflection concerning ..."
"... of sleep) ▫ Food allergies emerge or exacerbated ▫ Experiences moderate stress related physical symptoms ▫ Able to tie events that caused stress to specific issues of readjustment Cultural Uniqueness ▫ Believes TCP experience is only worthwhile experience ▫ Devalues home culture as ..."

"...or something that would threaten your continued attendance at the school, your parents may remain oblivious to your escapades. You are 18 years old now, an adult who is legally responsible for your own behavior. Many schools assign student advisors to their first-year students who can help in the adjustment process. They are there to guide you and give out advice, but they will not parent you. ..."

"...With so much to adjust to during the first semester of their first year, even if your child seems keen on finding a part-time job, it might be wise to wait until they have more fully completed their cultural and school adjustment, established social networks, patterns of daily life, and study habits. Once your son or daughter settles in, there will still be opportunities to work. However, this does create a dilemma in that most work-study jobs (Federally funded jobs based on financial need) on campus are snatched up early in ..."

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