The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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"...You are most likely reading this book because you are an internationally mobile young person who is about to undergo a major life transition that involves not only a lifestyle change, but a cultural change as well. How wonderful to be your age and in your position of finishing secondary school and preparing for your launch into independent adulthood. Most adults I know would love to once more be where you are right ..."
"...home culture or cultures global nomads (GNs) or third culture kids (TCKs). Whatever your case may be, this book is designed for you and for this particular stage in your life because your global experiences have created benefits and challenges you can build on and grow from as you transition from life abroad back to your home country or on to another host country. ..."
"... are three different types of 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 ..."
"...(2) transitioning TCKs – If you have been living outside your passport country but, instead of returning to your home country, have decided to 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. ..."
"...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 ways, your transition is more straight forward and clearly delineated. People in your new host country will expect you to have some adjustment issues, whereas TCKs returning “home” will have very similar issues to yours but most people will not understand. TCKs sometimes fall between the cracks because universities and TCKs themselves ..."
"...While you may have different backgrounds and experiences, what you all have in common is each of you is making a cross-cultural transition for university. While most of what is discussed throughout these pages is particularly focused on GNs/TCKs who are going back to attend university in their passport culture, I invite those of you with slightly different experiences to apply the principles of each story to your own life as well. ..."
"...culture(s), when TCKs repatriate, it takes a while to feel as if they fit into what is supposed to be their own culture. The good news is that research has shown that people who receive cross-cultural training and preparation shortly before or after their international relocation have a smoother transition (more on this in Chapter 2). This holds true for you when you repatriate, transition or expatriate for university. Knowing what to expect, appreciating that your responses are normal, and having tools and strategies for dealing with the change will keep the roadblocks and unwanted surprises to a minimum. ..."
"... roadblocks and unwanted surprises to a minimum. Let’s look at such an example: As a result of attending the transition/Re-entry Seminar Leslie settled into her new surroundings extremely well. She says, Leslie is now in her third year at college. She has become a counselor at her ..."
"...of a “class clown,” pulling stunts that would have even his teachers laughing with him rather than becoming angry at him. Brent did not receive any type of re-entry training before the start of college and as is many times the case, he had a difficult time with his transition and was eventually treated for depression. You will hear more about his journey and his advice to you throughout these pages. ..."
" many as the definitive resource on third culture kids, their book answers the many “how’s” and “why’s” about children in their developmental years who are affected by a cross-cultural, highly mobile lifestyle. Since understanding the TCK profile is imperative to understanding so much of what happens during the transition to higher education, it is worth briefly summarizing Pollock and Van Reken’s TCK profile before going any further. ..."
"... own. - Adaptability - Surviving chronic change can bring resilience. The typical TCK experience means repeatedly having to cope with new situations. This is one reason many TCKs actually manage the university transition better than their home-country peers. - Social Skills - On ..."

"...Your upcoming transition from high school to college or university may seem like a journey into the deep unknown, but over the next few chapters you will come to know what you can expect to feel over the next year and beyond. As William D. Taylor’s quote indicates, transitions can be keenly ..."
"... what takes place throughout transition you will know that your reactions are completely normal and that you will get through it. - The Cycle of transition - Any transition is a cycle. The Encarta Dictionary describes a transition as “a process or period in which something undergoes a ..."
"...Any transition is a cycle. The Encarta Dictionary describes a transition as “a process or period in which something undergoes a change and passes from one state, stage, form, or activity to another.” transitions take place when a family member is added or lost, a job is lost, a marriage or ..."
"...Ever since I was introduced to Dave Pollock’s five stages of the transition cycle, I have seen it evidenced in so many aspects of life. I watched as my parents went through it from involvement to re-involvement when they moved out of their home and into an assisted living community. A good friend who survived breast cancer explained to me how she ..."
"... and radiation therapy and then came back “to the land of the living” when she realized she had it beaten. The five stages of transition as Dr. Pollock outlines them are: 1. Involvement Stage 2. Leaving Stage 3. Transition Stage 4. Entering Stage 5. Re-involvement Stage If you ..."
"... realized she had it beaten. The five stages of transition as Dr. Pollock outlines them are: 1. Involvement Stage 2. Leaving Stage 3. transition Stage 4. Entering Stage 5. Re-involvement Stage If you were to attempt to draw a diagram of the transition cycle, it might look something ..."
"... Stage 2. Leaving Stage 3. Transition Stage 4. Entering Stage 5. Re-involvement Stage If you were to attempt to draw a diagram of the transition cycle, it might look something like this: While transitions are never easy, understanding that you can expect to pass through these five ..."
"...While transitions are never easy, understanding that you can expect to pass through these five predictable stages is reassuring. Everyone is different and will pass through each stage in varying degrees. Some will breeze through them and others may get stuck in one particular stage or another. Some will even bounce ..."
"...fairly autocratic in that it implies you have moved from one place of belonging to another place of belonging or gone from one “home” to another “home.” Any TCK can tell you that is not always necessarily the reality of relocations. Some would argue that TCKs are forever in transition, never truly able to commit to 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 ..."
"...Understanding the five stages of transition will help you to 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 ..."
"...On the other hand TCKs are always telling me about home-country peers at their universities who struggle with the cultural transition as well. When someone moves from one area to another of a sizeable country such as the U.S. or Canada, it can be equally disorienting because they have, for all intents and purposes, entered another culture. Some TCKs have been able to relate the experiences of their struggling peers ..."
"...I recently had a conversation with a father whose daughter had been born and raised in the U.S. and was struggling in her first year of university. Since she had spent her high school years away at a boarding school, he felt she would be better prepared for the transition than her hometown peers who attended all four years at the local high school. Her struggle was in leaving the very democratic and egalitarian culture of her boarding school for the highly competitive and elitist culture that pervaded her university. Culture is everywhere. ..."
"... that pervaded her university. Culture is everywhere. - The Five Stages - Following are the five stages as adapted from Pollock and Van Reken’s Third Culture Kids and Jean Larsen’s transitions and TCKs: - Stage 1 – Involvement - This is the state of normalcy as you know it. ..."
"... leaving. This is a time characterized by a loosening of emotional ties, distancing from others and relinquishing responsibilities. - Stage 3 – transition - The transition stage begins the moment you leave one place and ends once you decide, consciously or unconsciously, to settle in and ..."
"... - Stage 3 – Transition - The transition stage begins the moment you leave one place and ends once you decide, consciously or unconsciously, to settle in and truly become a part of your new place. This stage is characterized by chaos and ambiguity. - Stage 4 – Entering - ..."
"...While transitions are never easy, and they can be quite uncomfortable as you can see from Figure 2.2 above, there is good news. Research has shown that people who receive cross-cultural training before making an international move have a much smoother adjustment. In fact, research from The Interchange Institute’s 2004 Prudential ..."
"...does not completely take away the vacillating emotional responses, but the ups are not nearly as high and the downs not nearly as low, and the responses are more rounded than they were without training. Knowing you can expect to experience ups and downs, highs and lows in the transition/adjustment cycle enables you to recognize when it is happening to you and assists you in normalizing your experiences. ..."
"... stage. Leslie, the American TCK from Chapter 1 who went through a week-long transition/Re-entry course tells other repatriating TCKs, “As a result of the training I received I knew what I could expect to feel. I had no problems settling and I love my new school.” That is the ..."
"... That is the intent of talking about each of the five stages of transition. If you know what to expect ahead of time, it reduces the number and intensity of surprises and road-blocks you may otherwise encounter. Knowing what to expect also helps you to appreciate that it is completely normal. ..."
"...This is the first stage of the transition cycle – the stage of involvement. It may seem odd to give this experience (if you can call it that) a name depicting a stage because to you it is just going about living a normal kind of life. However, by recognizing this as a starting point, it sets ..."

"...with someone who could help her make sense of the emotions she experienced during the different phases of her travels. Through the sensitive, insightful and descriptive entries in those crinkled and folded pages I was able to follow her journey through each of the three most difficult stages of transition – leaving, transition and entering. Whether you are leaving for a foreign culture or returning to a familiar one, you cannot avoid experiencing the transition cycle. She described her feelings so clearly, I requested her permission to reprint sections of her journals to help you, the reader, as you ..."
"...Typically, the leaving stage of the transition cycle begins the moment you are aware of an upcoming change. Notice, Marie is profoundly sad two days before leaving her beloved China. For graduating high school students like you, the thought of leaving home for college or university has most likely been in the back of your minds ..."
"...The inevitable transition can no longer be denied as you find yourself coming to the end of your student council position, drama production duties, or vocal or band responsibilities and making way for underclassmen to take over. You may feel some distancing or exclusion as others move into the roles you are ..."
"...Dave Pollock used to say that “you need to leave well in order to enter well.” In other words, how you leave one place has a profound effect on how you enter the next. He developed a model anyone going through transition could use to help them leave well. He used the RAFT acronym for Reconciliation, Affirmation, Farewells, and Think Destination. He discussed it in detail in the TCK book and I summarize briefly below. ..."
" college or university with you. Think about the size of those dormitory rooms and apartments. But you do need to bring things with you that bring you comfort and tie you to your past. These are sacred objects that are going to come in handy when making the transition. These could be photos, trophies, scrapbooks, yearbooks, treasured childhood stuffed animals (I know one boy currently in his third year at college who sleeps with his favorite teddy and he’s apparently not the only male student with a soft toy), anything you consider special and makes you feel good ..."
"...Going through and strapping each of the four logs together to form a RAFT (reconciliation, affirmation, farewells, and think destination) will ensure that you not only leave well, but that your transition journey will be a psychologically healthy one that will help you enter well on the other side. Allowing yourself to reconcile relationships, affirm those important to you, say farewell and process the grief that goes along with it will bring validation to your past, release you from it and ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"... it. It is clear to see from the journal entry above that this young woman is at the start of the transition stage, which begins the moment you leave a place. It ends once you have the desire, whether it is conscious or unconscious, to connect with, commit to and participate in the new place. ..."
"...The most common characteristic of the transition stage is utter chaos. Think about some of the other times you have made an international relocation, even if it was just to go back to your passport country to visit family and friends. You land and everything you have been used to has completely changed. In one plane ..."
"...While TCKs transitioning to another country and FSs expect everything to be new and different, all 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 ..."
"... had gone up to 15-20%. If I had stayed with the old rates I could have left a long trail of angry wait staff, cab drivers and others! - transition Shock - The Transition stage is also where culture shock begins to take place. The Encarta Dictionary defines culture shock as “the feelings ..."
"...transitiontion stage is also where culture shock begins to take place. The Encarta Dictionary defines culture shock as “the feelings of confusion and anxiety experienced by somebody suddenly encountering an unfamiliar cultural environment.” You may remember going through culture shock when you first moved abroad. You may even have had ..."
"...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 repatriate by surprise. ..."
"...The horizontal axis is indicative of the progression of time. I prefer not to indicate weeks or months here because each person progresses to and through transition shock differently and in varying time spans. Some people will get through it in a few weeks or months and others will take up to as many as three years. It is also important to note that it is possible to go back and forth between the different phases. ..."
"...This is the crisis stage of transition shock. It is indicated by the curve, mentioned earlier, a dip down from the normal level of feeling. You are still feeling overwhelmed with all the changes. You also feel marginalized, at the edges of society, like a minority. That’s because you are. Your overseas life has changed you, ..."
"... they realize that life is OK They come up, Up They adjust They live They even smile. I love this insightful expression of what this child was experiencing throughout the shock of transition. ▪ He obviously went through the dip and wanted to flee – “yelling, screaming, wanting ..."
"...Knowledge empowers us to overcome adversity. Knowing it will pass encourages us to be patient and look for resources to help us get through it. Families who understand that their repatriated child may experience reverse culture shock or transition shock can be on the ready to lend an ear, be empathetic, and successfully encourage their students. ..."
"...After taking a deep dip, the line in Fig. 4.1 indicating level of feeling is slowly scaling upward to feeling normal again. In reality what takes place is a series of further ups and downs as is indicated in the depiction of the transition stage at the very beginning of this chapter. The highs and lows will eventually become less and less frequent over time. Emotional instability is another trademark of the transition stage, but remember it is predictable and expected. The first few weeks and months are full of wildly fluctuating emotions. ..."
"...or months depending on the individual student, negativities begin to melt away and you begin to see the value in both your new home and the place where you have come from. Just as the upswing in the curve in Fig. 4.1 reflects the gradual adaptation or adjustment of transition shock, so do the words of David’s poem – “They come up, Up…They adjust…They live…They even smile.” ..."
"... when someone who has been used to bowing receives a big hug. I love to share the water fountain story Libby Stephens tells at the Interaction International transition /Re-entry Seminars as a good example of a Type II incident. - Examples - Following are some examples of cultural ..."
"...Blue days, crying spells and mood swings are normal in the transition stage. Nothing-is-right-in-the-world days are normal, but they are usually interspersed with good or just-okay days. Remember that the big time blues may show up at 6-12 weeks or more due to the downward dip in the curve of transition shock. A second dip sometimes recurs at around six months. ..."
"...The majority of them don’t actually follow through because things start to get better. Panic phone calls home to sympathetic parents are not uncommon. They just need someone to talk to. Our semester abroad student’s journal entry at this time eloquently sums up the typical feelings in the transition stage: ..."
"...If someone happens to get stuck (freezes) in the crisis stage of transition shock, she or he becomes paralyzed in the sense that there is failure to move forward. If you find that you are spending your time living in the past, finding no joy in the present, or experiencing a deep sadness that will not go away even with distractions, you ..."
"...Self-centeredness (not isolation) is not a bad thing at this time in your life and your transition. Think about taking care of yourself. You’re stressed and having to cope with all kinds of change 24/7. You are adjusting to new people, perhaps sharing a room with another person for the first time. You are in new surroundings, perhaps a new climate, vastly different routines and even ..."
"...The chaos and culture shock in the transition stage may seem a bit daunting, but now that you are aware of these emotions and reactions, you won’t be so surprised when they come at you. They are to be expected. They will hit some students harder than others, but be assured, everyone will feel something. Learn to ..."
"...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. ..."

"...The fourth stage of the transition cycle is the Entering stage. This stage begins when you decide, either consciously or unconsciously, that you are going to settle in and connect with this new place. Unlike the leaving stage which ends when you land in the new place, the transition stage does not have a clear-cut ..."
"... of the emotions and reactions we talked about in the Transition stage continue on into the Entering stage. What makes the Entering stage different from the transition stage is: The chaos has settled down. The storm is over and the dust has settled. One day it dawns on you that you ..."
"...transitionretty much done what processing needs to be done, although there will still be times you are caught culturally off-guard and need to review the operative rules in this new place. transition is a constant learning activity. In fact, some will say that you have finally finished your adjustment once ..."
"...Don’t be surprised when, after the dust settles from the chaos of transition, you begin to succumb to coughs, colds, flu or other physical ailments. Your body has been producing constant amounts of epinephrine to respond to the stress associated with this stage and just when you are beginning to feel a bit more comfortable in your new environs and are more ..."
"...a place on a TCK’s radar screen as long as they are enjoying it, but as soon as meaningful relationships are left an ocean or a continent away, those shared emotional experiences that gave them a sense of identity are gone. Issues of identity and belonging typically surface upon transition or repatriation. The interruption of those relational and emotional needs cuts to the very core of who we are. ..."
"...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 ..."
" their passport culture. Many of them were not even familiar with the term TCK or global nomad. My purpose in writing this book is so that you will not have the negative experiences these students did. Knowledge is power. You are likely to experience the different stages of transition, and you may or may not be able to put the name on the stage, but you will know it is normal to be feeling what you are feeling and you will pass through it. ..."
"...transitionat all uncommon in the transition and Entering stages to have really good days interspersed with down days, blue days with happy days, wildly exciting days with it-couldn’t-get-any-worse days. The grief versus depression we discussed in Chapter 4 is still an issue that hangs around in the Entering phase. Fluctuating ..."
"...a frame game during the transition/Re-entry seminars I give where I ask the students to write down on a 3” x 5” card the one thing, thought, activity, attitude, or anything else they consider to be the number one best way to cope with the stress and chaos of transition. Through a series of movements and comparative assessments, the ideas expressed on the cards are rated on a 1-10 scale. Some of the highest-rated stress and anxiety busters students come up with are as follows: ..."
"...The hustle and bustle has settled and you are committed to making this place and this experience work for you. There are a few things you can do that will ease the transition. We already talked about things like researching your country and new community. You may also want to find books or websites on cultural do’s and don’ts and idiomatic expressions you may not be familiar with. See the resources section. ..."
"...the new rules of your community. It is easy to be caught up in the first friendship that presents itself, but choosing the wrong mentor can be disastrous. A wrong mentor can give you a negative impression about your new community and if you are in the throes of transition shock, every negative thought will be amplified. ..."
"...At one of my “transitioning Successfully for University” seminars, a student asked the question, “How long does it take to get through the transition cycle?” So we directed it to an ATCK graduate student who often speaks at my workshops about her own personal experiences. Her response and many students concur, is that the first term at college or university is spent trying to find your way around, figuring out how everything works, ..."
"...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 term) able to take a deep ..."

"...I have a life motto I have learned to live by through all of my family’s transitions that I would regularly share with others and remind my children of: “If you are not having fun, it’s your own darn fault.” One hard-liner TCK makes her own rendition of it by saying, “If you’re not settling in, it’s your own fault.” While she is trying to say ..."

"... culture experience and appreciate the person they are because of it. (Dr. Schaetti’s work, including Phoenix Rising, A Question of Cultural Identity can be found online at Dr. Schaetti defines the term ‘identity’ as “simply the sense of who ..."
"...has developed a tool I give out to every student who attends my “transitioning Successfully for University” seminar. Ever since I was first introduced to the Third Culture Person (TCP) Reacculturation rubric, I have been sold on its relevance and effectiveness as a self-help tool for individuals going through transition. ..."
"... of their adjustment while keeping an end goal clearly in mind. - The Purpose - Dr. Timmons explains that there are three reasons why an international such as you should make use of a transition rubric: 1. To Develop Cultural Competence – Students entering university must develop the ..."
"...2. To Develop a Sense of Self-efficacy as a TCP – As you work through your transition period you begin to develop a sense of self-efficacy as a third culture person. Self-efficacy in transition means you have realized that you have become someone who is able to complete cross-cultural transitions without losing your sense of personal identity along the way. A rubric helps you chart your ..."
"...Fossils – Fossils are anything which might be a stumbling block for you as you leave your host culture and readjust in your new home or school culture. Just as a fossil is hard and rigid, some people get rather hard and inflexible when they meet difficulties in their transition journey. A fossilized TCP tends to stay in the same spot too long and develop negative attitudes towards people or perhaps make destructive life choices because they feel uncomfortable in their situation. ..."
"...For instance, there are categories that apply to one’s professional loss and career preparation that may not apply to you as university students just yet. Dr. Timmons explains that the descriptors in each of the categories is meant to provide general ideas to cause thought and reflection concerning the transition process. ..."
"...Dr. Timmons says to keep in mind that some people may make a complete transition in a short period of time (weeks or months) like we talked about in Chapter 2 while others may take longer (one to three years). For example, Brent from Chapter 1 who is in his fourth year of college says he is still in transition. ..."
"...A rubric helps shed light on where you might be stuck. If you see an area where you might not be moving ahead in the transition process from one culture to the next, Dr. Timmons’ advice is to challenge whatever is holding you back head on. She says to purposefully continue to work hard to succeed in each area of transition difficulty and remain flexible as you learn how to fit into your new home ..."
"...Dr. Timmons enjoys sharing a quote from a letter sent to her by a fellow sojourner after she received her transition rubric. This woman had lived for many years in Asia and struggled with her cross-cultural transition upon re-entering her home culture. Her gratitude for the help she received was the impetus for Dr. Timmons publishing the rubric so other TCPs, including you, could take advantage of it too. ..."

"... your life. Know that you are going through the stages of transition. You know what to expect and you understand that your wildly fluctuating emotions and sense of chaos are all a normal part of the process. And best of all, you know how to deal with it. (If not, go back and re-read!) Know what ..."
"...You are 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 ..."
"...Because this is such a 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 the guide for international newcomers to ..."
"... of your comfort zone are overwhelming you. ▪ Homesickness is having its way with you. ▪ You are experiencing the self-doubt we talked about in Chapter 2 that is so common in the transition stage. This leads into the discussion of “Did I choose the wrong school?” Many students feel ..."
"...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 a full course load rather than ..."
"...If you are coming from an expensive part of the world, you may find things so much more economical in your new setting. However, if you are transitioning from a developing country where essentials are relatively inexpensive, you may be overwhelmed with the cost of living expenses. In either case, do your homework with your parents ahead of time to determine your financial needs. You may want to search the internet for stores in your area to ..."

"...Granted some of that was due to the fact that she was going to the same school as her older sister and overlapping by two years. Once I had adjusted to that transition, I started asking, “Now how much longer before the last one leaves?” Not to be crass about it but I knew both my daughters and I had survived this separation and I was becoming rather skilled at this long distance parenting thing, so I was no longer anxious about ..."
"...That being said, it is important to note that our children are not the only ones going through transition. Dave Pollock’s transition model applies to parents at this stage in their life as well, whether they will be empty nesters or not. You too, may be able to put a name to the stages as you go through them. Not everyone will go through them the same way ..."
"...of menopause or perimenopause (the beginning stages of menopause). How’s that for a double whammy? Who couldn’t use an understanding expert to talk to? If you have been waiting to repatriate or take the next international assignment until your child finishes high school, you have even more of a transition to work through, and it may help counter empty nest syndrome or, contrarily, it may make it worse. ..."
"... - Leave well to enter well. Dr. Dave Pollock’s RAFT model (Chapter 4) helps transitioning students do just that, but it isn’t an easy task. Students may need adults to come alongside them to strategize how to approach: ▪ The uncomfortable task of ..."
"...late for farewells. If your student later realizes he or she missed someone, encourage him or her to send a card or email at that time. If at all possible, allow your student to return to this place once more within the next year to complete the circle of transition. Let him see that life goes on and people grow and move forward even in his absence. ..."
"...If both you and your child have read through the entirety of this book, it is a great tool and common ground from which to start some pertinent discussions about the upcoming transition. This time is also the opportunity to talk about the loss and grief associated with the upcoming transition (Chapter 3), particularly if your family is repatriating or relocating to yet another host country and your student will not have the opportunity to come back during school holidays. It can ..."
" campus or have a relative or well-liked family friend visit your student for the weekend activities. This popular weekend is scheduled in the fall and comes right about the time your student will most likely be dealing with the lows of the dip in the curve during the transition stage. The pangs of homesickness will be intense and the “fight or flight” phenomenon may be exacerbated. ..."
"...children need to turn back to the security and familiarity of home where they know they can find affirmation and unconditional love. Even if the phone calls aren’t full of panic, they are likely to be full of see-sawing emotions as your child goes through the chaos of the transition stage and the ups and downs of the entering stage which may last well into the second semester or even second year. ..."
" I am doing here. I always make a point to go over with them the difference between the sadness and depression I talk about in Chapter 4. Your children will quite naturally experience bouts of sadness due to grief, loss, and just plain emotional instability in the different transition stages and as parents, you need to stay alert to any indications they may be headed for depression. If you suspect your student is: ..."

"...To begin: Tina, Thank you! And Hip, Hip, Hurrah! And on behalf of those who transitioned from a childhood abroad to university without this supportive resource: It’s been a long time coming! We have needed this book for decades at least; we just didn’t know it. I, for one, would certainly have found it useful back in 1977. ..."
"...I graduated from the Singapore American School (SAS) in the spring of that year, and in autumn started my first year at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. I was eighteen years old and very accustomed to the transition experience: I had by then lived in ten countries on five continents and had been ‘the new kid in school’ some twelve different times. If anyone had asked me if I was prepared for this transition to university, I would have been surprised at the question. Surprised first ..."
"...Most of us muddled through; there’s plenty of research now to show that most of us, my generation and the generations that came before, muddled through our university transitions to create fulfilling lives. But it could have been so much easier for all of us – less suppressing of pain through drinking and recreational drugs, through casual sex and excessive studying, and much earlier and much easier leveraging of our global childhoods into fulfilling futures. And perhaps those ..."
"...and challenges of raising their children abroad; today they are introducing their children to their global nomad/TCK heritage at earlier and earlier ages, helping to ensure that as young adults they know they have something unique to offer the professional world. International schools likewise had no systematic understanding of transitions and expatriate family concerns, nor of the implications of these on their educational mandate; today international educators are at the forefront of new research on global nomads and of new services to meet expatriate family needs. ..."
"...see people like David Pollock, Matthew Neigh, Ruth Van Reken and me paving the pathway to this book by speaking with graduating seniors at international schools around the world. International schools themselves, foremost among them the American School of The Hague, helped advance the path as they began institutionalizing transition programs for all facets of the community, including university-bound seniors. People like Norma McCaig, Bruce LaBrack, and Alice Wu placed additional stepping stones by working with colleges and universities to welcome incoming global nomads more effectively. Service organizations, especially in the Missions sector and typically inspired by David ..."
" or university receiving you hasn’t got a clue, and either you don’t know about or can’t (or perhaps won’t) access a re-entry program. Despite the maturation of the field and the new zeitgeist in which you find yourself, you’re likely still to be left to manage your transition alone. ..."
" in your suitcase, right along with a copy of Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing up Among Worlds. Better yet, read both books ahead of time, give copies to your parents, teachers, and friends, and discuss the core ideas together. And if you’ve already made the transition to university, I still recommend this book to you; it is an important resource for you and your friends retroactively as well as proactively. ..."
"...Although written to help you succeed with your university transitions, there is also a hidden promise in this book. As you apply the knowledge, guidance and resources it provides to your university transition, you will learn to think about transitions as a process, as a life experience that can be purposefully managed. Focusing on one kind of transition, you ..."
"...change. It has long been said that “change is the only constant.” In his book Learning as a Way of Being, leadership consultant Peter Vaill puts it even more poetically when he says we live in a world of “permanent whitewater.” Learning to proactively engage the process of transition is a core skill for success in the twenty-first century. The Global Nomad’s Guide to University transition marks the pathway to help you meet that challenge. ..."
"...her career as a consultant and coach, she has championed individuals and teams as they learn to access their capacity for mindfully and creatively engaging situations of difference and change. She is the author of numerous articles on global nomads and related topics, pioneered the concept of institutionalizing transition programming in international schools through transition teams, and is the lead author of the book Making a World of Difference. Personal Leadership: A Methodology of Two Principles and Six Practices. ..."

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