Are you or your child leaving Switzerland for higher education in the next years? If so, you should be aware of Tina Quick’s book entitled The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition, Students leaving Switzerland for university face a double adjustment: They not only must transition to a new life stage as an independent adult but to a new culture as well. Even the home country culture can be foreign to them in many respects – something that can come as a huge surprise.
Tina, an international transition expert and author, spoke to parents and students this past spring in Geneva. For more information on her work, please check Tina’s website. Families repatriating with adolescent children will find the psycho-social/psycho-emotional issues are also applicable for teens re-entering their home country.