The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

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"...at home to help with scholastic challenges, Lisa asked me to look over her college admission essays. I was startled to realize that for all intents and purposes, I was reading about the life of a Caucasian American girl. Nowhere did she make reference to her cultural diversity, something colleges are specifically interested in these days. ..."

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"... It is a great way to relieve anxieties about the unknown. Most colleges and universities are very happy to help locate someone near you, whether it is an alumnus or a current student who can answer your questions. With the ability to communicate via the internet using Skype, Skype ..."

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Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...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 a home-cooked meal. ..."
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"... a home-cooked meal. How to shake the blues: ▪ Engage in activities that bring you joy. ▪ Look for volunteer opportunities such as community service projects – colleges are full of them. ▪ Get your mind off things by going to a comedy film or out with new friends. ▪ Push ..."

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"...to another or change their major over and over again. In fact, several sets of adult TCK (ATCK) research data have shown that as many as one third do not stay at one college long enough to complete their degree. They are more likely to attend three or more colleges and take as long as five to nine years to complete a bachelor’s level degree. Adult TCKs may move from job to job, or even from relationship to relationship. There is a sense that the next step, the next move, the next job is going to be the real ..."

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"...Many TCKs I have spoken with highly recommend doing a pre-orientation program whenever and wherever it is offered. This could be International Orientation, affectionately referred to as I.O. by those who went through it, or the outdoor adventure programs offered by many colleges. The people you meet at these programs may become your best friends. ..."
"...your sector, you will most likely be able to find an online community already established for kids that have shared your particular lifestyle. For instance the military has www.militarybrats.com which has blogs, chats, forums and friend finding features, and the missions sector has www.missionary-kids.blogspot.com and www.mukappa.org 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 ..."

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"...in three years. He had been accepted and was ready to transfer, but each time, at the very last minute, he decided to stay. He says he just couldn’t face the idea of starting all over, having to get acquainted with the school, the area, the culture (and all colleges do have their own culture) and most of all, making new friends. ..."
"...Designate a driver (D.D.) for the evening who will not be partaking of alcoholic beverages. Friends usually take turns serving this important role on different evenings out. Many U.S. bars today serve free sodas to the D.D.s as an incentive not to allow friends to drive drunk. Some colleges have organized student groups who will come and pick up fellow students who cannot and should not drive themselves home. ..."

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"...Along with good eating comes regular exercise. The combination of the two will keep you energized and focused. Unlike back in my time or your parents’ time, colleges and universities today compete to attract students. One way of doing that is to provide state-of-the-art exercise rooms, pristine swimming pools, and a plethora of playing fields. Lack of facilities or equipment will not be an excuse for not exercising. ..."
"...In countries with fees for health care, most colleges and universities enforce mandatory health insurance for their students or (specific to the U.S.) membership in a health maintenance organization (HMO). The most cost-effective policies tend to be ones offered through the college or university itself. As with most policies, the more you pay, the more services you receive; ..."
"...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 ..."
"... - Meningococcal meningitis immunization is required at some colleges and universities but it is highly recommended for all first-year students living in dorms since they are six times more likely to be affected by this rare but often fatal or debilitating bacterial disease that affects the meninges (protective membrane surrounding the central nervous system). ..."
"...Many colleges and universities have set up detailed and intricate systems of immediately notifying students as well as their 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 ..."

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"...many other distractions on campus, particularly the first year, knowing what is expected in the academic arena will help students decide how and when and where they need to be spending their time and energy. It isn’t only about the final grade, but also how they get there. Many colleges have classroom attendance policies in place and many courses base grades partially on attendance. ..."
"...to experiment. We can at least feel confident that we have instilled some of our values and expectations in them. They are then responsible for how they decide to use the advice and trust we have given them. This counsel will be reinforced in many different voices since most colleges and universities today take a proactive approach to heading off disaster among their first-year students. Deans, counselors and students themselves will talk to freshmen about real-life experiences, examples, and unfortunate results of not exercising personal restraint or giving in to social pressures that have taken place on their very ..."

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"...world. International schools themselves, foremost among them the American School of The Hague, helped advance the path as they began institutionalizing transition programs for all facets of the community, including university-bound seniors. People like Norma McCaig, Bruce LaBrack, and Alice Wu placed additional stepping stones by working with colleges and universities to welcome incoming global nomads more effectively. Service organizations, especially in the Missions sector and typically inspired by David Pollock, began offering re-entry seminars. All of this created the conditions out of which comes the book you hold in your hands. ..."

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