“This book was inspired by Ota identifying an unmet need he saw in students during transitional periods in the school year – and from existing research findings indicating that moving creates havoc with student learning. Ota and his colleagues at the American School of The Hague (ASH) developed the Safe Harbor programme to address the unmet needs of expats students facing transition.
This book is essential for any international school wanting to create their own transition program. Not only for schools though as I also found it a helpful read for expat parents. Ota offers parental tips aimed at easing your child transition – including assessing your own responses to making a new transition. In summary, I highly recommend this book to anyone working with third culture kids.”