The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

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"... experiences relating to international mobility for attending university: (1) Repatriating TCKs, (2) Transitioning TCKs, (3) International or foreign students (FS). (1) Repatriating TCKs – If you have been living in a country other than that which is stamped on the cover of your ..."
"...attend university in another host country, you will be a transitioning TCK. You, like Theo, the Kenyan teenager I met who had grown up in Germany and was planning to attend university in the U.K., are transitioning. Your university will most likely consider you to be an international or “foreign student” (FS) because you hold a passport from another country. This might be technically accurate but at the core you are really a “transitioning TCK.” ..."
"...(3) International or foreign students – If you are a student who has grown up in your passport country and are choosing to make an international move (expatriating) for the first time as you enroll in university, you will be known as an international student. Because your passport is not from the country ..."

"... information you can get your hands on. ▪ Even if you consider yourself to be 100% native in your passport country, think about approaching it as a foreign student. We will talk about this more when we discuss International Orientation in Chapter 6. ▪ Find someone you can actually talk ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...from L. Robert Kohl’s Survival Kit for Overseas Living, shows the stages of culture shock or country shock. When it is experienced upon repatriation it is often referred to as reverse culture shock or re-entry shock. Regardless of the name, the experience is the same whether you are a foreign student entering a first or second host country or a TCK repatriating to your home country. For this reason I prefer to refer to it as transition shock. The difference is that the foreign student expects he or she will have to deal with it while it often takes the ..."
"...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 for a “rubber” (which means “eraser” in the U.K. but ..."

"...Another way TCKs can find people they have something in common with is to join the international clubs and activities on campus. These are great places to find people who understand you. Many TCKs will say they feel more comfortable with foreign students because they share the cross-cultural experience and many also have had a highly mobile childhood. Whenever I speak to a group of foreign students I informally do a little survey and ask how many of them had spent time living outside their parents’ passport country as a child. Roughly ..."
"...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 ..."

" for international newcomers to Boston, where we are now living. Even though we had been coming back every one to two years I didn’t notice the changes until we were here to live full-time. I would even go so far as to suggest purchasing a book written for foreign students such as Charles Lipson’s Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada or G. Davey’s The International Student’s Survival Guide: How to Get the Most from Studying at a U.K. University. Both books have a wealth of information on the culture and practical aspects of living ..."
"... - Because foreign students and those who are coming home for college have the double whammy of not only learning about being a college student but also learning or re-learning the culture, those who have gone before you made a few suggestions worth considering. ▪ Even if ..."
"...student, consider signing in or checking in with the Office or Dean of International Students (sometimes called the International Students and Scholars Office). If you find yourself in a dilemma, they will most likely be able to help you out. This is absolutely the first telephone call for any foreign student on campus. They can help you out with anything from finding a lawyer to helping with a medical problem or finding a restaurant that serves the food you are missing. ..."

"...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 a measles shot ..."

"...Signing up for a cell phone plan can be futile if you don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN – U.S.) or Social Insurance Number (SIN – Canada) for credit checks. If your student cannot obtain one (foreign students in the U.S. cannot obtain a SSN) he or she can ask about pre-paid contract plans that require an activation charge and a monthly contract whereby minutes are pre-purchased at the beginning of every month and more can be bought if she or he runs out. You might want ..."

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International Orientation

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