Survive and Thrive

Book Cover: Survive and Thrive
Editions:Paperback: £ 18.58
ISBN: 9781540787569
Pages: 400
Kindle: £ 11.00

The International Student's Guide to Studying in the U.S.

Tina L Quick

There has been a remarkable explosion in the numbers of international students coming to the U.S. for educational purposes. While the U.S. has been a popular destination for foreign nationals to come for their university experience, the most notable increase has been students coming for one or all of their high school years in preparation for getting into the university of their choice. There are many excellent resources for the cultural exchange student who comes to the U.S. for one year, but nothing for these longer term secondary students. There is also useful information on a variety of important topics for foreign students coming to the U.S. for university, but not all in one place. There is no comprehensive work that covers everything international students need to know to help them transition well and thrive in their new setting, and nothing about the unavoidable social-emotional issues involved in such an enormous adjustment. This is the book that fills the information gap. From preparing to leave to understanding culture shock, beating homesickness, understanding American culture, dealing with academic challenges, staying healthy, managing money, choosing the right university and avoiding the pitfalls of independent living, "Survive and Thrive: The International Student’s Guide to Succeeding in the U.S." tackles the most common challenges international students face in their transition to the U.S. and gives them strategies for overcoming them. This is a guide book that helps these students understand what takes place in transition and gives them the tools and strategies they need to not only survive but to thrive in the adjustment. Parents will appreciate the chapter dedicated to how they can come alongside their students, prepare them for the journey and support them throughout this major transition as well as a chapter to help their student deal with re-entry.

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Author: Tina L. Quick

Tina Quick is an adult third culture kid (ATCK) who, as the daughter of a military man, spent her childhood in Turkey, Japan and all along the east coast of the United States. She then married an international public health physician whose work took them and their three TCK daughters to Pakistan, Kenya and Switzerland before the girls chose to attend college in the United States. Altogether Tina has made 29 moves. Knowing well the cycle of loss and grief involved in a cross-cultural lifestyle, Tina gave up her nursing profession to become a cross-cultural trainer with a passion for working with teen-aged global nomads. Witnessing the struggles of students who have not yet learned how to live out the differences their international upbringing has created in them in a positive and fulfilling way has inspired her to create specialized training to suit their individual needs.