The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition

Book Cover: The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition
Editions:Paperback: £ 15.00 GBP
ISBN: 9781904881216
Pages: 300
Kindle: £ 6.79 GBP

The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition

Tina L Quick

A practical and inspiring handbook for students who must make the double transition of not only adjusting to a new life stage as an independent adult, but also to a whole new culture, for even their home culture will be foreign to them in many respects.

  • The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition is a practical, to-the-point guide for:
  • Students transitioning back to their home country for college/university.
  • Students relocating to another host country for university.
  • Parents who want to know how they can prepare and support their student in his or her university transition.
  • International school teachers and guidance/college counsellors who want to understand the issues involved in the international transition to university and prepare students for these.
  • College and university staff who want to support international students and help ensure a smooth transition.

Filled with real-life stories, tips and vignettes, The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition provides a wealth of practical examples and wise advice. It covers all the important topics that TCKs and other international students need for adjusting to university life:

  • the cycle of transition
  • marginalisation
  • belonging
  • identity
  • independent living
  • roommates
  • time management
  • finances
  • interpersonal relationships
  • health
  • safety
Excerpt:

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.