The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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"...aware of an upcoming change. Notice, Marie is profoundly sad two days before leaving her beloved China. For graduating high school students like you, the thought of leaving home for college or university has most likely been in the back of your minds ever since you started making those campus visits the summer before your last year of secondary school. ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...big time blues may show up at 6-12 weeks or more due to the downward dip in the curve of transition shock. A second dip sometimes recurs at around six months. This is normal. I like to tell students who cannot go home for that first vacation when the campus clears out that they need to make other arrangements to get away. This may happen in the fall when a short, four-day weekend is given as a reprieve just before or after fall weekend when parents and alumni visit. North American college campuses also tend to clear out at Thanksgiving ..."
"...Many professors and other university staff recognize how difficult it is for students who have nowhere to go at Thanksgiving and invite them to their homes for the day. Another time they are likely to offer their home is at Parents’ Weekend when everyone else is walking around campus with their parents and siblings but not the international student whose parents couldn’t just hop a flight across the ocean for the weekend. Many colleges and universities have churches in the area that organize families who will look out for students at these times and also offer a get-away and ..."
" students. Brent from Chapter 1 found himself struggling with depression during his first semester. He finally found some help when he opened up to some of his professors, his track coach, and then to a counselor. The professors and coach took him under their wings, got him off campus for a meal now and then and gave him a lot of support. They even hooked him up with an older student who served as a mentor for him. What he appreciated the most about the mental health services was that he felt safe speaking to someone outside the classroom ..."
"...Student counseling centers exist on nearly every college campus and many have other less overt layers of student support. In many places the first layer consists of those who are the closest to students such as Student Advisors (SAs), Resident Advisors (RAs), or House Fellows. The next layer may be the Dean of Students, Dean of First-Year Students or ..."
"...visitors you, of course, want to show them around to the nicest places and make sure they have a good time. This family says it helps them see the positive things about where they are living. Students can try this by inviting friends to come visit them on their campus for a weekend. My daughters have kept up their relationships with their classmates from Switzerland who have come to college in the U.S. by visiting them on their campuses or vice versa. ..."

"...Once they get back on campus after a long hiatus such as winter or summer break, and they feel more like it has become home, they have arrived at the Re-Involvement stage. Just as in the Involvement stage when they were still at home finishing out secondary school, they once again have status. They know others ..."

"...The possibilities for finding friends on your college or university campus are inexhaustible. Friendships may be forged by being involved in sports, clubs, theater or singing groups, community service projects, political causes, classes (academic as well as non-academic) and various other activities. My middle daughter is still developing new friendships in her third year at college. ..."
"...The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has a student panel for their International Orientation program where international students can ask upperclassmen anything that is on their minds. Many want to know how dating works in the U.S., how safe the campus is, how much students drink, and what they do for fun. These are all very cultural issues and worth finding out what the differences are. ..."
"...Everyone I’ve spoken with highly recommends doing this. You are put into a small group for the four days and again, those people may very well become your new best friends. When my daughters got back to campus to start orientation with all the other first-year students, it was like they had already been there for a month. Four days after I dropped them at school they were introducing me to their new friends. They were excitedly arranging to meet up for dinner that night and everyone promised ..."
"...Many university campuses have an international dorm where you could choose to live with foreign students. International dorms are often the center of international club activities. Many host groups who gather to speak in their favorite foreign language. The international dorm on my daughters’ campus offers a dining room where you can join others for lunch or dinner as long as you speak the language of that particular table. ..."
"...time now. Others are just beginning to look seriously at how they can better support this unique population. Boston College held their first-ever TCK Orientation which preceded International Orientation by a couple of days so their TCKs could do both. They will undoubtedly soon be celebrating their very own campus community. ..."
" which has blogs, chats, forums and friend finding features, and the missions sector has and which lists the colleges who have started TCK communities. See the resources section at the end of this chapter for more online communities and the possibility of starting up your own campus community. Invite your domestic friends to a TCK community gathering so they can see what the draw is and perhaps gain a better understanding of you and your “tribe.” ..."

"... and mingle with different groups. You could start by looking for groups who like to speak the language of your host country. - campus Life – What to Expect - While this book cannot possibly prepare you for every situation, emotion, or doubt you will encounter in your life as a college ..."
"...It could very well be that you did choose the wrong school. Students who didn’t get a chance to visit the campus of their choice or who visited it early on, such as when accompanying an older sibling, may feel like they made the wrong choice. Sometimes students who made ‘early decision’ applications feel like they should have perhaps looked around more or applied to more schools. It could be that your ..."
" Now is the time to begin thinking about how you will want to experience shared living. Some dormitories offer certain lifestyle living such as quiet dorms or substance-free housing. You will have three to four years to experiment with different alternatives, including fraternity and sorority houses (if your campus has Greek life) but for your first year, consider what will make you the most comfortable. ..."
" was mentioned earlier, setting up a budget with your parents before leaving home will help defray potential panic situations that may involve the necessity of a phone call to parents who may be dead asleep in another time zone. It will also help you determine whether a part-time campus job will be necessary to get you through the semester. Many times students will try to get a job for the summer before the start of school so they don’t have the added burden of working while trying to settle into a new place and unfamiliar culture. ..."
"...on or off campus. In many other parts of the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom. the legal age for alcohol consumption is 18. What we see in the U.S. and U.K. is kids leaving home and experimenting with drinking and drugs in the relative anonymity of their campus life regardless of whether it is legal, as 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 ..."
"...universities such as McGill in Montreal. Students say the drinking mentality comes from the historically strong French influence. Drinking is for joie de vivre, not for entertainment purposes. Students from several other area universities meet, mix and mingle in the city. They tend to go clubbing as opposed to on-campus partying. Part of the reason for this is that the university is so large there is only enough on-campus housing for first-year students. Raucous scenes of drunken students returning to their dorms after a night out are not common sightings on this campus. This is not to say it doesn’t ..."
"... and how to get back to your housing. ▪ Try to get a male friend to walk you to your car or dorm. campus security will also get the job done if you are on campus and need to get from the library or some other building late at night back to your dorm. ▪ Always stay in well-lit areas and ..."

"... Right - How do you avoid the infamous “freshman 15” (gaining 15 pounds – or more – in your first year) when you have a meal card you can swipe anytime of the day or night in the campus cafeteria, various snack bars across campus or even local restaurants and take-outs? Avoid the ..."
"... With so many activities on campus to be involved in, social events to attend, time to hang out with friends, classes to go to, and homework to get done, it may seem there is little to no time left for sleeping. But just think about it – there are 168 hours in a week. Each week if you were to: ..."
"... a while, look at your course syllabus and work ahead. ▪ For help with assignments, use campus resources such as writing labs, or for help with course work you don’t understand, make use of math labs, tutors, and teaching assistants. ▪ Study regularly rather than cramming at the last ..."
"...Many, if not most, colleges and universities have campus health centers which are the student’s first stop for medical concerns, wellness programs and advice. Some health centers provide only the basics and are not open on weekends or holidays, but are linked to nearby hospitals. At the other extreme you have major research hospitals practically right on campus with ..."
"...a copy of your full vaccination record with you, translated into the working language. This includes documentation of your baby shots which are often kept in your pediatrician’s office and difficult to obtain if you’ve already left the country. I once worked a vaccination clinic on a large university campus where a foreign student was found to have the measles, most likely to have been exposed while on a visit back home. Every student of that college, whether they were full or part-time, graduate or undergraduate, attending day or evening classes, and living on or off campus, had to receive ..."
"... to receive a measles shot if they could not provide documentation in English that they had been immunized against measles in the past. - campus Safety - - Security Incidents - In the aftermath of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) massacre in ..."
"...campus aftermath of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) massacre in April 2007, concerns of safe campuses have become a priority for students, parents and administrators. Historically parents and students would not have dreamed they would have to be concerned about a matriculated student committing mass murder on ..."
"...parents if a security incident is taking place, complete with information on where to go and what to do. Many colleges have switched over to the electronic student ID card that must be swiped to gain access to dorms and other services. Students are given emergency numbers for calling campus security to handle everything from theft to illness or accident to assault to chaperoning a female student back to her dorm late at night. ..."
"...campuses, whether urban or rural, have security “blue lights” set up so students can call security for rides or problems. On the extremely large University of Massachusetts at Amherst campus, security’s response time to a blue light call is under two minutes. This is pretty impressive given that the campus is composed of over 20,000 undergraduate students alone and sits on 1,450 acres of land. ..."
"... ▪ Know who and how to call should problems or concerns arise. ▪ Be sure to put the campus security emergency call number into your cell phone for easy access dialing. Better yet, make it a speed dial number. ▪ Don’t go jogging late at night or early in the morning unless you ..."

"...details of a lecture, sometimes even whole sentences. On the other hand, intuitors may get drawn into associative thinking that takes them away from the here-and-now of the lecture, causing them to ignore details that are later needed to pass a test. There are probably note-taking resources available on campus or from academic counselors that can help you improve how you take notes. Mind mapping is a good method of note taking for either preference because it allows both for big picture notes and the smallest details. A mind map is a diagram used for linking words and ideas ..."

"...been very helpful to them. Such was the case with a young lady who had been living in Asia. When she got to her university she discovered that all the other international students had received instructions on how to send their belongings ahead of time and have them on campus for moving-in day. She had to go out and buy everything she was going to need all at once. ..."
"...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 the beginning of the semester. Occasionally there will be some left over as well as some campus jobs that do not require a student to be on a financial aid package to apply. There may also be jobs in the surrounding town. If all else ..."
"...If you or another relative cannot be there for Parents’ and Alumni Weekend, help your student make plans to be off campus or have a relative or well-liked family friend visit your student for the weekend activities. This popular weekend is scheduled in the fall and comes right about the time your student will most likely be dealing with the lows of the dip in the curve during the transition stage. The ..."
"... of the transition stage and the ups and downs of the entering stage which may last well into the second semester or even second year. - campus Resources - If this panic phone call does turn out to be something serious, it can be difficult to keep your wits about you, but you must try to ..."
"...panic phone call does turn out to be something serious, it can be difficult to keep your wits about you, but you must try to stay calm and reassuring. Depending on the type of emergency (anything from health to academics), there will be resources in place on your child’s campus to handle it. ..."
"...with academics, she can visit the writing lab, the math lab, hire a tutor or speak directly with her professor or teacher’s assistant. Highly confidential mental health services are available to help students deal with eating disorders, depression, family problems, a relationship break-up and more. Student health services and campus security will see to it that your student gets care 24/7. He or she can also contact the International Student Office. ..."
"... or ▪ Isolating him or herself from others, you need to notify someone on campus. It could be the Dean of Students, Dean of Freshmen, or the campus health center. Your Parents’ Handbook will offer suggestions for the best person to call. - Fostering Global Identities - ..."

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