The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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" one particular place before they have to pack up again and move to yet another, even if it is just going from host country to passport country for the summer and back again. Which one truly is “home”? This is part of what leads to the rootlessness and restlessness TCKs often experience. ..."

"...Now is the time to approach that person and discuss it. It is never too late to restore relationships. Tell that person what you perceived they may have done, how it made you feel and tell him or her that you forgive him or her. On the other hand, if someone has pulled away from you, approach him and ask for forgiveness. This is all very difficult. ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...Expatriates in France often say they initially admired the joie de vivre the French celebrated with the 35-hour work week and two-hour lunch breaks. They, too, partook in long, relaxing lunches in cafés and restaurants when they first arrived. Once they were settled with work and household responsibilities they found themselves irritated at the thought that everything shut down for two hours in the middle of the day. That was often the point in their day when they were ready to make business calls ..."
" or shopping, television and other forms of entertainment that either was not available, lacked quality or was too expensive in your last host country. You enjoy being able to speak in your mother tongue again and be understood. You might eat out a lot at all your favorite restaurants. Then one day you wake up and feel yourself having a mind shift. ..."
"... for position while waiting your turn to be served instead of standing in a queue (a line). Wrongly assuming the gratuity has been included in the restaurant bill so you leave only the small change. Showing up 20 minutes late for a meeting where it is considered unprofessional to be ..."
"...You may find yourself being pushed to the student mental health counselors by your deans, advisors or a friend. It is in the best interest of the institution you are attending to make sure you succeed. They care about how you are doing. That is exactly why many referrals to student health counselors will come from the learning support centers on campuses. When they see a student’s grades drop and the student put on ..."

"...Once the heightened alertness of the survival mode settles down, you begin to find the time, energy and interest to really connect with people. Up to this point your relationships have been fairly superficial. You have been meeting so many people at once and been receptive to all of them, but you haven’t had the opportunities for developing deep relationships just yet. ..."
"...everywhere and nowhere. Pieces of each place they have lived make up who they are, but the picture isn’t finished. They are constantly searching for the place they can truly call home. This sometimes leads to a pattern of what Dave Pollock and Ruth Van Reken call “rootlessness and restlessness.” ..."
"...Some transition experts suggest a good way of dealing with the ambiguity is to respond with, “Right now I am living in (name of place).” If the person is interested enough in knowing where you lived before, then let the questions continue. Perhaps they want to know more because they too have traveled extensively and are looking for a connection. This could be your next best friend. ..."
"... they want to know more because they too have traveled extensively and are looking for a connection. This could be your next best friend. - restlessness - Pollock and Van Reken tell us this sense of belonging everywhere and nowhere is at the heart of the issue of restlessness. In the search ..."
"...Pollock and Van Reken tell us this sense of belonging everywhere and nowhere is at the heart of the issue of restlessness. In the search for a place of belonging TCKs will often develop a migratory instinct that interferes with moving forward in their lives. I see it in the students I work with. Some will transfer from one college to another or change their major over and over again. In ..."
"... River but if you try to talk about it, your peers look at you like you’re from another planet. You are an incredible person with interesting stories to tell and no one wants to hear them. The status you may have enjoyed in your host country community has no merit here. You feel as ..."
"...fountain story? I laugh at another story an ATCK tells of landing back in the US and heading off to her university in the western part of the country. After a very long bus ride into what appeared to be the middle of nowhere, the passengers stopped for a rest only to be met by riders on horseback…gobs of them. She had spent most of her childhood outside the U.S. and thought surely the days of the old west were still being enforced. Only later did she find out that the town they had stopped in was celebrating Founder’s ..."
"...Look for mentors who have positive, encouraging attitudes about the community and fit well in it. You want someone who models positive behavior and has a good reputation. Your mentor should show some interest in getting to know you so that he or she can understand where you are coming from and can introduce you to the right people. ..."
"...Another reason to avoid people who seem really interested in latching onto you is because threats of cults, groups of people who share misguided or extremist religious beliefs, on college campuses are real. Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger discuss this threat in Letting Go, A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years: ..."
"... Relationships - Some of you will find your best buddy right away and keep him or her for life. Other friends will drift away in the Entering stage. They go in search of interest groups and activities they enjoy and find people they have more in common with. I look at my two ..."

"...about to undergo a rite of passage, a coming of age, a transition which takes you from adolescence to adulthood. You will be leaving behind the rules and the dependence that go with childhood and stepping forward to gain the freedom and independence of young adulthood. Other than budgetary restrictions imposed by those who hold the purse strings (your parents or caretaker or college financial aid office), you are free to decide what to do about most aspects of your life – your bedtime hour, what you eat, what you do in your spare time and where you go. ..."
" view, life purpose and much more. You may feel uncomfortable – it’s part of growing up, finding out who you are and what you truly believe. Some would say this is what college is all about. If we all thought the same, it wouldn’t make for a very interesting or forward moving world. ..."
"...lines in her first term. She was beginning to wonder if she had chosen the wrong school and needed to look for something more competitive. After some self-reflection she decided to stay put and use her free time to take up other activities like dance, something that had always interested her. ..."
"...Some students, particularly those who suffer from high school or IB burn-out, suggest limiting your course load the first semester. Along with all the rest you are dealing with in transition you must also determine how and when to study. Taking the minimum requirement of classes to maintain full-time student status could be a reassuring way to start the first term. It would give you time to settle in with the reduced stress of ..."
"...One eager TCK says she likes the flexibility of signing up for an extra class, knowing full well she can drop it if it proves to be dull or too much work. This strategy allows her to find out quickly what courses interest her and which ones don’t. Since in the U.S. students are expected to declare their majors at the end of their second year, this strategy quickened the process of elimination for her. ..."
" 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. ..."
"...The legal age for drinking across all 50 United States is 21. You can be arrested for drinking under the age of 21 or using illegal drugs whether you are 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 ..."
"...‘intoxicated’ in an unusually short period of time after consuming a beverage. Even if you are out on a date with someone you feel you can trust, continue to watch your beverage until you know this person well enough to be sure they are trustworthy and have your best interests in mind. After all, it is called the date rape drug. ..."
" are going with and where you think you will be. I know, it sounds high-school-like, but it’s the safe thing to do. Also, avoid using drugs and/or alcohol as they compromise your commonsense thinking. Lastly, go to a very public place for your first few dates like a restaurant, movie theater or coffee shop. Have fun exploring together. ..."
"...Now let’s go back to those TCK issues and dating. Remember that because you are skilled at listening and asking appropriate questions people may misunderstand and think your genuine interest in getting to know them as a person is a sign of romantic interest. TCKs who have gone before you suggest that you make it very clear to someone you want to hang out with that it is just as friends. ..."

"... 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 ..."
"... are salad bars or offer healthy choices. Stay away from going crazy at fast food restaurants that serve up fried foods and high-calorie burgers and go for restaurants that offer nutritional guidelines on their food choices like Subway restaurants. Choose to eat at restaurants that serve ..."
"... and go for restaurants that offer nutritional guidelines on their food choices like Subway restaurants. Choose to eat at restaurants that serve seafood, vegetarian or Asian cuisine. Make sure you eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and dairy products since these are the part of nutrition that ..."
"...There are many opportunities to play the sports you like without having to make the commitment to a varsity squad. Perhaps there is a sport that interests you and you would like to learn how to play. Many schools have intramural or intermural sport teams that are always looking for new players, even if you are a beginner. ..."
"...A debit card (also called check card) is linked directly to your checking account. You can use your debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM or (and this is how it is different from a regular bank card) to pay for purchases at stores, restaurants and more. Even though your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo on it (so you can use it anywhere Visa and MasterCard are accepted), it is not a credit card which you can pay back monthly. The money is taken directly from your checking account within the ..."
"... are a regular amount charged if your payment does not reach the company by the due date. ▪ You will pay the interest, according to the rate given by that financial institution, on your balance. We are fortunate today in that it is possible to go almost anywhere, buy anything and pay ..."
" McDonald’s. More and more places are not requiring a minimum purchase amount in order to accept credit. In New York City, for example, you can pay for taxis, ride the subway, and pay for parking with a credit card, not to mention using your credit card for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. ..."
"...that can only be used in that particular store or chain of stores. These are very common in department stores, clothing stores, and electronics stores. Customers are enticed to apply for one and get an introductory 15% off their purchase immediately. These types of credit cards typically have higher interest rates and are not very useful unless you do most of your shopping at that particular store. ..."
"...▪ Charge cards – American Express and Diners Club are typical charge cards. They allow you to charge your purchases on credit but then you are expected to pay off the entire balance each month. There is usually no interest for this type of credit card. The consequences of not paying of the balance each month are severe. ..."
"...can be used to apply for credit cards, take out loans, rent an apartment, open bank accounts and even take over your identity. Identity theft and fraud can completely ruin your credit rating, may take months or even years to resolve and can cost you time and money to restore your financial and personal reputation. ..."
"... you can pay off. ▪ Try to pay your credit card off every month to reduce paying interest and on time to avoid paying late fees. It also gives you a good credit rating which you will most likely need later in life when looking to take out a loan for a car or house. ▪ Do not spend over ..."
"...▪ Look for banks with programs to help you save money such as Bank of America’s “Keep the Change.” Every time you make a purchase with your debit card, the amount is rounded upward to the nearest dollar and the change goes directly into your savings account. It is a bit like putting your pocket change into a piggy bank at the end of the day. ..."

" get someone pregnant, you are mature enough to pay for your own education.” Those were pretty clearly defined expectations to give a first-year college student as far as sexual behavior is concerned. Students today face many more temptations and social pressures than we experienced a generation ago. Fewer restrictions are in place to guide their behavior and repercussions for debauchery are seldom pursued to the extent they have been in the past. Despite the eye-rolling and “Yeah-what- do-you-know-about-it?” facial expressions our students display, they benefit immensely from parents holding frank discussions about the temptations they will face and ..."
"...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 own campus. ..."
"...British or for those with multiple host country experiences, a term such as a British Global Nomad might be used to communicate this belonging everywhere and nowhere. Domestic peers may not understand the answer your child gives, but it is a starting place and perhaps one which will trigger interest in finding out more about this curious person. ..."
" out on your own, take public transportation or hang out with friends in public places; you could be the target of robbery, kidnapping or worse. These kids are not free to decide for themselves what they want to do and where they would like to go. They are restricted as to what they can or cannot do and where they are allowed to roam for security reasons or expectations of the sponsoring organization. For some organizations such as the military or missions communities, the parent will suffer the bad choices their children make and could end up in ..."
"...releases them to dive into all the forbidden fruit. The resulting behavior appears as though they have gone off the deep end, but they are expressing the type of behavior they would have normally done years ago. The behavior may be a bit more extreme because there are no restraints, parental or otherwise. ..."

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