The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

What does 'Hidden Immigrant' mean?

Find out what Hidden Immigrant means. Hidden Immigrant is explained by Tina L. Quick - author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Hidden Immigrant

When a person looks and sounds like the dominant surrounding culture but thinks and acts differently from it. This can be a very uncomfortable situation because when a person looks and sounds like the dominant surrounding culture, there are certain assumptions and expectations that are placed on him or her. Even a student from another country who looks and sounds like the dominant surrounding culture will be placed in this category and does not have the usual grace that would be extended to a foreigner who makes a cultural mistake.

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"... who finish at university, get a job, get married, buy a house and stay in it for the rest of their lives, vowing never to move again. - Hidden Immigrant - Katrina decided to answer the essay question, “Who Are You?” with a few paragraphs on third culture kids. She had been familiar ..."
"...Hidden Immigrantrant experience doesn’t just happen with re-entry. If you are a FS or TCK going on to another host culture and you look like the dominant culture, you are sure to have the same reactions. An American student going to study in the U.K. will look like the host country ..."
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"... of this world. ▪ Have more in common with internationals than with domestic peers. ▪ Are Hidden Immigrants in that they look the same as home-country peers but think and act differently. ▪ Have no shared experience with home-country peers. - Neither Here - Global nomads ..."

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"Tina Quick's initiative and book is a brilliant revelation of the phenomena of Third Culture Kids and their many challenges..."

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