The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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"...On the other hand, TCKs are often perceived as being arrogant – boastful, haughty and just plain showing off – when they are only trying to share their life experiences with others not familiar with the international lifestyle. These are the only stories they have to tell and they don’t think of them as being so unusual. It is not surprising that TCKs feel more comfortable being with other internationally oriented people who can relate to the places a TCK has been, the food he or she has eaten, or even the ..."

"...that place. What did it feel like? Was the climate hot and humid? Was it cold and breezy? What kinds of sounds did you hear? What were the smells? What kind of food did you eat? What kinds of animals were there? Who were the people? What were the stories you shared with these people? What did your house look like? What did you enjoy doing there? ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...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 ..."
" their beds. Knowing they couldn’t put screens over the vented windows meant they would have to learn to live with the lizards. So they began to look at them as housemates and the children gave them names. It became a game to try to recognize returning visitors. What stories could you take away from your uncomfortable experiences? ..."
"...Learn to laugh every day, especially at yourself. In no time at all you will be entertaining friends by retelling your most embarrassing re-entry/transition stories. Be patient…with yourself and others. Remember that this is just a stage. It is unique and temporary and, in time, you will get through it. ..."

"...When you are ready to start developing friendships, it may come as a surprise to find yourself having difficulties making those connections. Because you can speak a variety of languages, have strange values and world views (comparatively speaking), and tell far out stories, your international upbringing has made you different from your home-country peers. You have no shared experience with them. You may not know their pop culture or common jokes. Some young adults never learned the childhood songs or games that their peers did. You may understand your peers to ..."
"...I am from.” In other words we had a history with her (we had known her for about five years at this point in time) and we knew all about the place she called “home” and it was neither the U.S. nor India. Here were people who understood her stories or were even part of them, appreciated and affirmed her and who tied her to a place of belonging once again. ..."
"... More about this in Chapter 7. Remember that everyone’s experiences are different. I share these various stories to illustrate what kinds of surprises others who have gone before you have run into so you can be prepared if you experience something similar. - Isolation - 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 ..."
"...By the time the winter break rolls around, many students have found a group or groups of people they enjoy, can hang out and have fun with. In fact, when they are back at home they have fun reconnecting with secondary school friends and swapping war stories, but then they get anxious to return to school. They can’t wait to get back and to be with their new friends. ..."

"...As far as you are concerned, you’ve just been living a normal life; you do not realize that your life stories are quite exotic compared to a non-traveled person. For example, if my daughters were to talk about the loving ayahs that cared for them in Pakistan and Kenya, or to mention family vacations when they went hunting for tigers on the backs of elephants in Nepal or saw mating ..."
"...It doesn’t take long before you get the non-verbal cues that people are bored with your stories because they are too incredible to grasp or as one TCK shared, “They don’t know what to do with the information.” She explained that her university peers would always come and ask her what it was like to have lived in Singapore. So she would respond to their ..."
"... this of interacting with domestic peers: “I made them meet me half-way. Without appearing arrogant I let them know I was multi-cultural by first listening to their stories. Once they shared their experiences with me I was able to share mine.” - Listen to Their Stories Too - Just ..."
"... was multi-cultural by first listening to their stories. Once they shared their experiences with me I was able to share mine.” - Listen to Their stories Too - Just as home-country peers need to understand you in order to accept you, you need to make an effort to understand them. Be ..."
"...Just as home-country peers need to understand you in order to accept you, you need to make an effort to understand them. Be genuinely interested in other people’s lives. Listen to other people’s stories – everyone has one to tell. People find it easy to talk about themselves. It’s what they know. So when you are caught in an awkward moment, try asking your peers some questions about how they were raised. Get them talking and they might just start to ask questions ..."

"...One way to find out about these different stories is to be an intermediary on the conflict two friends of yours have with each other. Listen to each story and you will soon realize that each party was right in the description about what happened. It is just that each emphasized or saw some parts of the ..."
"...Everyone has feelings, even if some people claim they don’t have any. When you listen to other people’s stories about a conflict situation it is easy to detect the feelings behind the words. But maybe you are not very good at detecting your own feelings and have told yourself that you don’t have any feelings about what happened. Don’t kid yourself. Claiming not to have any feelings usually ..."

"...figuring they will be working their tails off for the next few years, so why not take it easy? We feel guilty for letting them get away with it and guilty if we don’t. But it is imperative that they get their forms in expeditiously. There are too many stories of horrible housing and horrendous roommates, not to mention disappointing first-year seminars because they waited until the last minute to put in their requests. ..."

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