The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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"...The leaving stage is characterized by a loosening of emotional ties and distancing from family, friends and relationships. This behavior is quite unconscious and is a form of self-protection – from your own feelings. I watched as each of my three daughters went about this typical withdrawing in their own style. Janneke, my normally jovial, sweet, loving, eldest daughter became so irritable and downright annoying that I was convinced ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...Storti explains that there are two types of cultural incidents: Type I and Type II. Type I cultural incidents occur when we react to the behavior of the people of the local culture. These types of incidents typically take place when we first move to a foreign country where we are not yet familiar with the cultural customs and traditions. An example of this comes to mind when my family moved to Pakistan. Housing was ..."
"...Type II cultural incidents occur when the local people react to our behavior. From all the stories I have heard from foreign students entering a new culture and TCKs who have repatriated for college and university, this type of cultural misunderstanding affects them the most frequently. It can be as simple as getting laughed at in the U.S. for asking a classmate ..."
"...If a person you know is entertaining suicidal thoughts or showing behavior indicating that they want to hurt themselves, you must report it. It is your moral and, in some countries, your legal responsibility to tell someone in authority that this person needs help. If someone wants to share something with you but wants you to keep it a secret and ..."
" Student Advisors (SAs), Resident Advisors (RAs), or House Fellows. The next layer may be the Dean of Students, Dean of First-Year Students or Dean of International Students, and lastly the counselors themselves. All of them are trained to watch for signs of stress, depression, and suicidal symptoms and behaviors in students. ..."

"...After returning from her break, Rita began studying excessively. If she had a good excuse for not interacting with others, it made more sense to her. She explained to me that without realizing it, her behaviors then became obsessive. They were the only things she could control when all else was out of control. She couldn’t control American culture and she couldn’t control who she was so she began setting rules around eating, exercising and activities. Through the help of a counselor she became more ..."
"... is there. At times your actions, words or behaviors may be misinterpreted. Your cultural signals don’t work in this place You become fearful of making cultural faux pas and have to think twice before saying or doing anything that might bring another round of laughter. - Introducing ..."
"...Look for mentors who have positive, encouraging attitudes about the community and fit well in it. You want someone who models positive behavior and has a good reputation. Your mentor should show some interest in getting to know you so that he or she can understand where you are coming from and can introduce you to the right people. ..."

"...said about culture shock because you will go through it, in one way or another. You’ve been out of the country and probably don’t know all of the cultural expectations, what history is rooted in familiar traditions, or what is considered socially acceptable in terms of dating and other behaviors in this country. There is much to be learned if you open yourself to hearing things through the ears of a true foreigner, as though you are hearing it for the first time. ..."

"...Along with this new-found independence comes responsibility for your actions. You must face the consequences of poorly-made decisions and rash behavior. One mother tells each college-bound son or daughter, “Before you make a choice, take a decision or act on something, ask yourself three questions: ..."
"...are no longer around to bail you out. In fact, unless it is an emergency 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. ..."
"...Getting a good education aside, the college experience is also a journey into maturity. At least that’s what parents would like to believe they are paying for. Not only are you responsible for your behavior but also for your health, your security, your grades, your social life, and your spending, among other things. It would be wise to understand what expectations your parents have before you embark on your new life. While you may be exempt from most family rules and guidelines that applied ..."
"...flooding the circuit with dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter present in regions of the brain that control movement, emotion, motivation, and feelings of pleasure. The overstimulation of this system…produces euphoric effects in response to the drugs. This reaction sets in motion a pattern that ‘teaches’ people to repeat the behavior of abusing drugs. ..."
" in the U.K., or illegal. Drinking games, binge drinking, over-drinking to the point of necessitating a visit to the emergency room (if they are lucky enough to survive) due to alcohol poisoning and getting passed-out drunk for entertainment purposes is common on some campuses. Granted, some of this behavior starts in high school and the freedom students find while attending college or university adds fuel to the fire. ..."
"...On the other hand, students who have been raised in societies where having a glass of beer or wine with a meal is a large part of the culture don’t tend to exhibit this type of behavior. Many European countries allow wine and beer to be consumed at age 16, but they cannot legally operate a motor vehicle until age 18. They, hopefully, learn their limits with alcohol before learning how to drive. ..."

"...The less the distance between you and the other person, the more you notice about their ways of being, of doing, of speaking, and of thinking. You learn about the other’s temperament, ways of reasoning and deciding, and you become more and more adept at predicting behaviors and actions. The better you get to know each other, the more you realize your differences. This is true for people who are much like you and those who are not. Of course, this does not mean you like everyone that you get to know better. There ..."
"...I had made up my mind that Mary was obnoxious. I wasn’t sure why, but I knew I didn’t like what I called obnoxious people. Of course, at the time I did not know that I was reacting to a difference, something that I could not articulate and my behavior made it impossible to discover that difference, let alone appreciate it. ..."
"...When people engage in tasks using automatic, reflexive and largely unconscious processes, they do this in very different ways. The resulting behaviors can be a source of great joy or tremendous irritation. Not understanding the root causes of their reactions can lead people to judgments about the worth, intelligence or credibility of the other. As a result, much potential for positive and productive relationships is never realized. At best, people have ..."
"...The conclusion you will reach is not always logical or understandable. It may be a hunch, or a series of encounters that made you decide this way or that. Once you have made up your mind, it may be difficult to change it because your behavior changes toward each other and a spiral of attraction or repulsion is set in motion. ..."
"... arise. Try to retell the story from the other’s perspective by imagining what he, she or they would tell their friends. Might there be something in your behavior that was not right either? It’s a daring thought, but a critical one if you are serious about resolving the conflict. One ..."

"...During this interminable stretch of limbo you may witness behaviors in your child which will have you wondering if he or she has developed a multiple personality disorder. You have before you a man/boy or woman/girl whose maturity level fluctuates erratically. You see them screaming independence one moment and craving nurturing the next. They vacillate between wanting to let ..."
"... fortunate we are in this day and age to have so many vessels at hand to support our children, some of whom are half a world away. - behavioral Expectations - My husband’s father once said to him, “If you think you are mature enough to get someone pregnant, you are mature enough to pay ..."
"...My husband’s father once said to him, “If you think you are mature enough to get someone pregnant, you are mature enough to pay for your own education.” Those were pretty clearly defined expectations to give a first-year college student as far as sexual behavior is concerned. Students today face many more temptations and social pressures than we experienced a generation ago. Fewer restrictions are in place to guide their behavior and repercussions for debauchery are seldom pursued to the extent they have been in the past. Despite the eye-rolling and “Yeah-what- do-you-know-about-it?” facial ..."
"...mobility so typical of a TCK’s life means that the cultural rules are always changing. So rather than being free to move forward in their personal development to discover who they are as a person, they are once again trying to figure out what is considered to be appropriate behavior in the new culture. ..."
"...Often the normal adolescent process of testing or rebelling against parental and societal rules has to wait for later and, much to the dismay of their parents, that time could be while they are in college. Some TCKs have had to remain true to a certain expectation of behavior for so long that the freedom they feel upon leaving home for the first time releases them to dive into all the forbidden fruit. The resulting behavior appears as though they have gone off the deep end, but they are expressing the type of behavior they would have normally ..."

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