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Global Nomads Guide – What the Experts Say

“This book has been written with TCK students and their parents in mind. However, it should also be required reading for senior school counselors, educators, transition-team members and all university personnel – admissions, counselors, academics, educators and carers. Filled with the perspectives of those actually making the university transition, namely TCK students, there are important insights, ‘truths’ and ‘pearls’ to inform optimal transitions-care programs and practices in schools and universities. The updates and inclusions in this second edition are timely and provide an authentic, empathetic and practical resource; a safe place for TCK students to probe, prompt, plan and prepare, and a place to gain perspective and agency to proactively pilot a healthy university transition.”

Jane Barron, Director of Training & Consulting, Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN)

“Accessible and wide-ranging, this book is an excellent resource for international school students and Third Culture Kids (TCKs) as they prepare for their transition to higher education. Tina provides a comprehensive overview of the intersections between transnational youth, culture, identity and belonging, and provides practical tools that students can use to prepare for and undergo one of the greatest transitions they will ever experience. With real life stories embedded throughout each chapter, this book brings to life the challenges and opportunities faced by young people today. I know from my work that this book has already had a significant impact on TCKs and international students around the globe and I would highly recommend this second edition to students, parents, guidance counsellors, and international student services personnel.”

Katie Rigg, International Advisor for Student Well-being, Council of International Schools

“Effective TCK care during the university years is critical for a healthy transition into adult life. Tina Quick has gathered a great deal of wisdom over her years of raising TCKs and helping others to make the jump to university, technical school, or other tertiary endeavors. The second edition of The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition is a timely release with extensive collaboration and should be on the ‘must-read’ list for third culture secondary grads!”

Michael V. Pollock, Co-author Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd ed., DARAJA Director, TCK Author, Educator, and Specialist

“In this second edition of The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition, Tina Quick builds on the wisdom from her first edition and pulls together many other expert voices to address evolving issues young people face in our changing world. Well done, with many practical exercises. It will be a big help to many college-bound students and their families.”

Ruth E. Van Reken, Hon. LItt. D., Co-author Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd ed., Co-Founder Families in Global Transition

Tina Quick has struck a marvelous balance between practical ‘how-to’ guidance and the reason(s) why it works. The book prepares TCK students and parents approaching the transition to university, but it is every bit as useful to folks who didn’t have the time, opportunity, or awareness to get ready for this type of change. Whether you devour this new edition cover-to-cover, or use parts of it for quick reference, it is a fantastic resource for TCK students, parents, educators, and counselors. I always have a couple copies in my office, and they get used… A lot.

Brian D. White, Associate Dean of Students and Director of International Students & Scholars Lewis & Clark College

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