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Whether it is a global nomad or a foreign national, international students need to know:

  • Practical issues of day to day life
  • Cultural values and norms of their host country
  • What to expect in the cycle of adjustment

IFT tailors workshops and seminars to meet the needs of international students in every stage of transition:

  • Mid-Semester Tune Up for international students 6-8 weeks into their first college semester. This workshop is orchestrated to coincide with the realities of culture shock when they are beginning to settle in. It is designed to help students understand and normalize the quagmire of emotions associated with the transition cycle and subsequent grief.
  • Customized workshops for colleges and universities, their international student groups and other organizations who work closely with international students to address the psychosocial issues surrounding international relocations.
  • Workshops for "Third Culture Kids" (TCKs), students who have been living outside of their passport country for a significant part of their developmental years. TCKs must learn to reenter the "home" culture because, in many aspects, it is foreign to them. These students need as much, if not more help making the transition as do the students coming straight from their own countries. They are what the experts call "hidden immigrants" and often have trouble understanding their home country peers. Although they may look and sound like their fellow countrymen, they tend to think and / or act differently from them and have a broader base of experience and world view.

International Family Transitions: (1) 781-439-8490

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