The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

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"...they can be very socially competent and confident, particularly in comparison to their home-country peers. TCKs are often mistaken for being older, which translates to more mature, than they are because they are comfortable with looking an adult in the eye and holding an intelligent conversation with them, something domestic peers often struggle with. ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...of this can be a real shock to the TCK who has come “home.” You may have expected that you would know your passport country well, but are now finding (or may find) that you feel very much like a foreigner. TCKs are typically more observant than your domestic peers. It is a skill you own, a benefit of your cross-cultural and highly mobile childhood. You have had to be observant in order to see what was happening around you and to understand the reasons for what you saw. You have learned, sometimes the hard way, that you need ..."

"...Besides the unexpected reality of having to deal with culture shock, particularly when it is their home country, the inability to connect with their domestic peers is one of the major preoccupations of TCKs. In a 1998 research study of 698 ATCKs, Ruth Useem and Ann Baker-Cottrell of San Diego State University found that three-fourths of adult TCKs feel different from others who have not lived abroad as children, and especially from those who ..."
"... in Chapter 6). ▪ Are worldly, mature, well-versed in places, peoples, cultures and languages of this world. ▪ Have more in common with internationals than with domestic peers. ▪ Are hidden immigrants in that they look the same as home-country peers but think and act differently. ▪ ..."

"... interactions quite differently. This goes on day after day of joining them at Starbucks. If you are patient with your domestic peers, eventually they will share some deeper aspects of themselves with you. You share back. You become friends. So it looks like this: Introduce → Hang out → ..."
"...When a TCK tries this scenario for making friends among their domestic peers, there is usually some unfortunate fall-out. Because TCKs want information about others before they will hang out with them, they tend to give away “too much information” about themselves in the beginning. Their domestic peers don’t always respond well to that. They may think you are much too intense ..."
"... So how do you interact successfully with people you are beginning to think are ignorant, superficial or awkward? An Indian woman, who had attended an international boarding school in her home country and then studied abroad as an adult, says this of interacting with domestic peers: “I ..."

"...domestic peers is in the “Exploration” stage of identity development, the question of nationality typically pops up. While the country of their parents is stamped on the front of their passports, it doesn’t really sing to them. Their host country may feel more like “home” to them. Children don’t understand when ..."

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