The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Why should my repatriating student read this book?

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It may be tempting for students who are going home for the college experience to feel that they will not need any help. They are, after all, just going "home." They expect they will fit right in. Even if your student has been back to his home country frequently he doesn’t know it as well as he thinks he does. This can come as a huge surprise. He may not know the nuances of daily living or the shared knowledge his peers enjoy in things such as pop culture, childhood TV programs, having summer jobs, managing a bank account and more. Even the dating culture can be very different from his expatriate experiences.

TCKs have the double transition to make when entering college/university. They must not only adjust to a new life stage as an independent adult, but to a new culture as well because even the home culture can be foreign to them in many respects. This book:
(1) helps global nomads understand what they can expect in this transition,
(2) explains what the surprises are and why they happen, and
(3) gives them tips, tools and strategies for overcoming them.

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"... Mobility Experiences - There 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 ..."
"...repatriating TCKsTCKs – If you have been living in a country other than that which is stamped on the cover of your passport and are returning to that country for college or university, you are a repatriating TCK. An American TCK by the name of Rita is such an ..."

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"... 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 ..."

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