Author: Tina L. Quick
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Children who grew up interacting with two or more cultures during their developmental years often have an inability to connect with their home-country peers. This guide addresses the common issues students face when they are making the double transition of not only adjusting to a new life-stage, such as college, but to a cultural change as well.
Crossing borders and boundaries, countries and cultures, they are the children of the military, diplomatic corps, international business, education and missions communities. They are called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads, and the many benefits of their lifestyle – expanded worldview, multiplicity of languages, tolerance for difference – are often mitigated by recurring losses – of relationships, of stability, of permanent roots. They are part of an accelerating demographic that is only recently coming into visibility. In this groundbreaking collection, writers from around the world address issues of language acquisition and identity formation, childhood mobility and adaptation, memory and grief, and the artist’s struggle to articulate the experience of growing up global. And, woven like a thread through the entire collection, runs the individual’s search for belonging and a place called “home.” This book provides a major leap in understanding what it’s like to grow up among worlds. It is invaluable reading for the new global age.
Author: David C. Pollock
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-11-26
Genre: Social Science
For more than a decade, Third Culture Kids has been the authority on "TCKs" - children of expatriates, missionaries, military personnel and others who live and work abroad. With a significant part of their developmental years spent outside of their passport country, TCKs create their own, unique "third" cultures. Authors Pollock and Van Reken pioneered the TCK profile, which brought to light the emotional and psychological realities that come with the TCK journey, often resulting in feelings of rootlessness and grief but also an increased confidence and ability to interact with many cultures. Through interviews and personal writings, this new, expanded edition explores the challenges and benefits that TCKs encounter, and also widens the net to discuss the experiences of CCKs, cross-cultural kids, who are immigrants, international adoptees or the children of biracial or bicultural parents. Highlighting dramatic changes brought about by instant communication and ever-evolving mobility patterns, Third Culture Kids reveals the hidden diversity in our world and challenges traditional notions of identity and "home" - and shows us how the TCK experience is becoming increasingly common and valuable.
The concept of Third Culture Kids is often used to describe people who have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. This book examines the hype, relevance and myths surrounding the concept while also redefining it within a broader study of transnationality to demonstrate the variety of stories involved.
Author: Tina L. Quick
Release Date: 2017-06-09
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.
Author: Linda A. Janssen
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Social Science
Building on existing literature and benefitting from recent developments in psychology and brain-body connections, The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures shows the key to successful transitions and beyond lies in emotional resilience to adapt, adjust or simply accept.
This work tackles the issues that staff and management of international schools need to address in order to ensure that their teaching and organization is of a high standard and quality. It contains a wide range of contributions from international school experts around the world.
Slurping Soup and other confusions: true stories and activities to help third culture kids during transition Slurping Soup And Other Confusions is a collection of twenty-three real life stories from third culture kids. Each story is followed by a related activity. The activities are suitable for three to twelve year olds and include brainstorming, problem solving, party planning, family tree, quirky word games etc. The book aims to help children cope with the challenges of living internationally. The stories explore: - Adapting to new environments -Who am I? Where do I belong? - Home and family adjustment - Cultural differences - Friendship change This charming book is a catalyst for crucial discussions every expat family needs to have. "Slurping Soup is a must-have resource for parents, teachers and children dealing with transition. This interactive tool will assist elementary-aged children in understanding and coping with the challenges and emotions that go along with international relocations." Tina Quick, author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition, Founder, International Family Transitions, www.internationalfamilytransitions.com "As a parent of a mixed race child, it's rare to find a book that speaks to my family's experience the way Slurping Soup does." Michael Wester, Publisher, Beijing Kids Magazine "Slurping Soup gives parents the chance to find out what our kids are feeling or thinking when transitioning to a new country or back home. Children often don't know how to communicate these 'new' feelings. It was nothing short of a miracle when this book came into our life." Captain and Mrs George Vance, US Coast Guard and parents of 12, 9 and 5 year old, Beijing, China and Annapolis, Maryland "Slurping Soup is an invaluable resource for expatriate families. It contains colourful observations and stories that Third Culture Kids will find engaging and meaningful. I highly recommend it " Dr Cheryl Smith, Clinical Psychologist, Lyon, France and mother of two Third Culture Kids, aged 10 and 12 "Whether you are about to move to another country for the first time or have always lived overseas, Slurping Soup is a valuable resource that effectively addresses the challenges of living in a new culture. The authors have uniquely combined true stories and rich illustrations with practical activities to provide readers of all ages with a much-needed resource to proactively identify and address transition challenges. This outstanding book is a must read for all families living in an international context." Barry Dequanne, Head of School, American School of Brasilia "Relocating from China to Switzerland, Slurping Soup became THE book to discuss our family transition challenges. My 9-year-old daughter kept asking me to sit with her and go through some of the stories and activities and was reassured to see her challenges had been shared by other children." Jasmine Keel, Senior Learning & Development Consultant, mother of three Third Culture Kids aged 10, 8 and 1, Switzerland
Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.