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Safe Passage, Essential Reading for Any International School

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… Read More Safe Passage, Essential Reading for Any International School

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A Useful Guide for Schools

I see “Safe Passage” becoming a useful guide for schools and expats worldwide.  The major lesson I will take away from this book is that our family needs to be its own transitions team.  I think we do that pretty well as it is – but it is always possible to improve. More…

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A Mandatory Read

Even as a parent of children who have been in the international school system in different countries, Safe Passage is an intense book, yet it should be a mandatory read for all staff of international schools. Helping to ease children through the transitional phase, central in expat lifestyles, is crucial in ensuring these children are… Read More A Mandatory Read

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Review of Douglas Ota’s Safe Passage

This book holds wisdom not only for international schools, but for all organizations that assist families with international transitions. Doug’s well-balanced advice and structured guidelines are applicable across countries. I would recommend this book to anyone involved in education or counseling of globally-mobile families, or anyone with children impacted by mobility. More…