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Switzerland Affiliate: Preparing for University Transition

  • 27 Mar 2012
  • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
  • La Chataigneraie Campus, International School of Geneva


Preparing for University to Transition

March 27th, 2012 18:45 - 20:45

La Chataigneraie Campus, International School of Geneva
Old Primary Hall, Secondary School
Free Admission

RSVP: Switzerland@figt.rog by March 20th

Through students’ stories, a virtual presentation by Tina Quick, based on her new book The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition, and a panel to include parents, students, and educators from the region, we will discuss various themes relevant to university transition. These include the normal chaos of transition, belonging and identity issues, parenting tips to prepare and support students, the role of schools and educators, practical advice from other Global Nomads, managing goodbyes, and personal growth through transition. Further discussion will follow with a time for questions and answers.

Note: though we may touch on the issue of college/university choice, the topic of the evening is transition issues for students and their families.

According to Tina Quick, children who have been raised outside their passport culture have a double adjustment to make when transitioning to college / university. “Not only must they adjust to a new life stage as an independent adult, but to a whole new culture as well for even their „home‟ culture will be foreign to them in many respects. This can come as a huge surprise.”

Tina Quick, a cross-cultural trainer, writer and international speaker, is the founder of International Family Transitions (IFT). She is also on the Board of Directors of Families in Global Transition (FIGT) and serves as Program Committee Chair.

This presentation is relevant for teachers and specialists, who deal with Global Nomads’ /TCKs’ education, university guidance counsellors, HR and relocation professionals and, of course, for students and families impacted by this particular transition.

FIGT Switzerland, as an affiliate of FIGT, organizes events and meetings to engage the mobile expat community and their service providers. Everyone involved volunteers their expertise to help build a local network and forum of exchange around issues relevant to internationally mobile families.

FIGT has been referred to as a grassroots “think tank” for families who relocate globally. For more than 10 years, it has been the premier advocate and educational resource for families, organizations and service providers, bringing together corporate, diplomatic, academic, military, missionary and NGO sectors to share and develop leading edge research and strategies.

FIGT promotes the positive value of the international experience, and empowers the family unit and those who serve families before, during and after international transitions.

For more information, see www.figt.org (FIGT Affiliates - Switzerland Affiliates drop-down page).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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