The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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"...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 do not recognize that they don’t know the culture of their passport country as well those around them assume they do. ..."

"...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 ..."

"... It is a great way to relieve anxieties about the unknown. Most colleges and universities are very happy to help locate someone near you, whether it is an alumnus or a current student who can answer your questions. With the ability to communicate via the internet using Skype, Skype ..."

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"...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. ..."
"...A huge amount of change goes along with becoming a new student, particularly in a new country or culture. Change is stressful. Some universities have mental health visits built directly into the cost of tuition and students are encouraged to take advantage of those services as soon as they feel the need to talk with someone. Many health insurance policies today cover mental health visits as well as counseling that might be needed ..."

"...universitiescommunities are a rapidly growing phenomenon. TCKs are beginning to understand the need to find and/or build their own communities on their campuses. universities like Lewis and Clark have had such communities for some time now. Others are just beginning to look seriously at how they can better support this ..."

"...or doubt you will encounter in your life as a college student, it can give you a glimpse of what you may or may not experience. I would suggest you also purchase and read books written for and, in some cases, written by students from your home country attending universities in your home country. I gave such a guide to two of my girls the summer before their departure called, College Survival: A Crash Course for Students by Students by Greg Gottesman and Friends. It is now in its seventh edition. My youngest daughter benefited from the writings of ..."
"...The opposite is reported from the more cosmopolitan and internationally diverse Canadian universities such as McGill in Montreal. Students say the drinking mentality comes from the historically strong French influence. Drinking is for joie de vivre, not for entertainment purposes. Students from several other area universities meet, mix and mingle in the city. They tend to go clubbing as opposed to on-campus ..."
"...They are many programs, classes and workshops available to college students either through their communities or their universities that teach self-defense for women. Some programs, such as the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) includes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance as well as options to use during a confrontation or attack. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. RAD ..."

"...Along with good eating comes regular exercise. The combination of the two will keep you energized and focused. Unlike back in my time or your parents’ time, colleges and universities today compete to attract students. One way of doing that is to provide state-of-the-art exercise rooms, pristine swimming pools, and a plethora of playing fields. Lack of facilities or equipment will not be an excuse for not exercising. ..."
"...In countries with fees for health care, most colleges and universities enforce mandatory health insurance for their students or (specific to the U.S.) membership in a health maintenance organization (HMO). The most cost-effective policies tend to be ones offered through the college or university itself. As with most policies, the more you pay, the more services you receive; however, many ..."
"... 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 ..."
"...Many, if not most, colleges and universities have campus health centers which are the student’s first stop for medical concerns, wellness programs and advice. Some health centers provide only the basics and are not open on weekends or holidays, but are linked to nearby hospitals. At the other extreme you have major research hospitals practically right ..."
"... - Meningococcal meningitis immunization is required at some colleges and universities but it is highly recommended for all first-year students living in dorms since they are six times more likely to be affected by this rare but often fatal or debilitating bacterial disease that affects the meninges (protective membrane surrounding the central nervous system). ..."
"...Many colleges and universities have set up detailed and intricate systems of immediately notifying students as well as their parents if a security incident is taking place, complete with information on where to go and what to do. Many colleges have switched over to the electronic student ID card that must be swiped ..."

"...We can at least feel confident that we have instilled some of our values and expectations in them. They are then responsible for how they decide to use the advice and trust we have 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. ..."

"...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 Pollock, began offering re-entry seminars. All of this created the conditions out of which comes the book you hold in your hands. ..."

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