The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

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"...(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 where you have chosen to attend university, you clearly fall into the FS category. For instance, someone who has spent their entire life in China and expatriates to study abroad is referred to as an international or foreign student. In some ..."
"...belong?” This can be an especially tough question when you are supposedly returning “home.” After years of answering the question, “Where are you from?” by stating the country written on your passport, you may feel like anything but that nationality when you return. You may feel more like an “international student.” Even though she was fluent in French, Rita said she didn’t feel very French, and she certainly wasn’t very Indian, but once back in America, she didn’t feel at all American either. ..."

"...anticipate and manage the change that goes along with them. For the purposes of your upcoming career at college or university, we will use the word ‘transition’ to refer to the change you are about to undergo. Keep in mind that these stages are not unique to TCKs or international students. Every first-year college student is going through the same cycle. In fact, after giving a Transition/Re-entry Seminar at a Swiss international school, the coordinator who arranged for me to come and speak was approached by local Swiss students and asked if there could be a seminar to prepare them ..."

"... the same as you would a foreign country because in many ways it will be foreign to you. ▪ Ask your school to send you the Handbook for international students, even if you are repatriating. ▪ Use the information available on your college or university website, particularly the pages ..."
"... are repatriating. ▪ Use the information available on your college or university website, particularly the pages for international students. Read every page of the website, the booklets and handouts your school sends and whatever other information you can get your hands on. ▪ Even if you ..."
"... to ask whatever is on your mind for fear of sounding stupid. You could even contact someone from the international students and Scholars Office. They are used to being asked all kinds of questions without making judgments. - What Will You Need? - ▪ Start thinking about what you ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...What do you do when homesickness hits? Homesickness is tough to avoid – not just for international students but all students. Many domestic students are also far away from home, maybe for the first time. Homesickness is an expression of grief. You are grieving over your losses. Domestic students share many of the same losses that you do – home, family, friends, routines, and way of life. ..."
"...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 and four days is just too short a break for an international student to make a visit home. ..."
"...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 a home-cooked meal. ..."
"... days are getting shorter in many parts of the world so there is more darkness to deal with. ▪ The first small holiday has come and gone, perhaps leaving the international student with no place to go. Any deep sadness that is not easily distractible and lasts two weeks or longer may be ..."
"...have someone to talk to about them – someone who knows how to listen and who can give advice, tools, or strategies for dealing with the issues. Mental health professionals are in place to do just that and more. They may prescribe medications they know can help. Unfortunately many international students are hesitant to use these services, do not know about them, or do not understand them. Some students come from families or cultures that look at seeking out help as a weakness or a failure or feel it would bring shame to their families if they were to ..."
"...Many counseling centers have staff that are trained specifically to work with international 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 ..."
" studentnters 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 ..."
"...That being said, it is worth mentioning that not all counselors are attuned to the issues of third culture kids/global nomads/international students. Some TCKs have reported their student mental health visits were actually counter-productive. As one American TCK who was raised in Europe said, “When my mental health counselor couldn’t even tell me what was wrong with me, I felt completely hopeless – like I was so weird that no one ..."
"...As was mentioned before, all college freshmen are likely to feel clueless most of the time, but this is even truer for TCKs and other international students. They not only have to adjust to college life like everyone else, they must also adjust to a completely new culture. That is why it is so important to ask questions if you don’t understand something. ..."

"...who came to college a few days early to attend International Orientation (I.O.). While attending your school’s I.O. is a wonderful idea and one that I highly encourage TCKs to do, you may not always find the connection with others you are hoping to find. Rita found that the international students split off into groups based either on ethnicity or shared language. Although she spoke French fluently and could have joined the French speakers, they were “too French” for her. She didn’t own the nationality and felt it was not the right fit for her. But she also didn’t fit ..."
" studentre prime targets for cult recruiters. Using coercive and deceptive techniques, cult recruiters have been known to position themselves outside the counseling service or in the student center, looking for students who appear depressed or lonely. Cult leaders know that students who are on their own for the first time, ..."
"...I have found in talking with international students that many have a somewhat accelerated transition. The chaos of transition begins to settle down anywhere from 6-10 weeks into the first term. At one discussion group of international students on the Tufts University campus, one young woman stated that she was only then (eight weeks or half-way into ..."

"...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. ..."

" studenta major factor in repatriation and transition, I remind you again to consider buying a travel guide to your home (or next host) country. Treat this country the way you would a foreign one. Don’t assume you know everything. I reiterate the story of my husband’s colleague who gave us ..."
"... Plan ahead what you will do, who you will call. ▪ Have emergency numbers in your cell phone. ▪ When in doubt of who to call, you can turn to the international students services. ▪ Decide when you will inform your parents if you get in trouble, become very ill or have an ..."
"...▪ Even if you are dead-set against being labeled as an international 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 ..."

"... the services of a private doctor instead, but it is expensive. Canadian universities require international students to have university provided health insurance. This coverage may be supplemented by private insurance plans. Some institutions require that the insurance carrier be based in ..."
" studentuire that the insurance carrier be based in the country of study. Many good options exist but must be compared for monthly premiums versus amount of coverage, co-payments (a small payment, usually at the time of the service, that helps offset medical costs), deductibles (an amount of money the insured ..."

"...treated as an international they may be surprised that they did not receive materials which would have otherwise 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. ..."
"...students, particularly internationals whose parents are not likely to be there, take a weekend excursion to a nearby big city to experience the attractions. Many schools have professors who love to entertain students in their homes during this time and surrounding churches also have members who look out for international students at this time. All of this can be said for shorter holiday breaks as well, such as Fall Break or Thanksgiving (Chapter 4). ..."
" studente in place to help your child succeed. If she is struggling 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, ..."

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