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Title: Dollars & Sense for College Students
Author: Ellen Braitman
Publisher: Random House, Inc
ISBN: 0-375-75206-4
Summary: Going away to school, everyone gets the same lecture: Only use your credit card in an emergency. Well, a 1:00am pizza is an emergency, right? And a new snowboard? After a semester or two of “emergencies,” not to mention the phone bill, the meal plan, textbooks, car repairs, rent, and spring break airline tickets, you may find yourself in a serious mess. So whether you’re just heading off to school, or counting down the days to graduation, “Dolllars and Sense” will help you develop the smart habits and make the savvy decisions that will keep you out of financial trouble.
 

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Don’t Pig Out on Junk Food

Author: Alma Daugherty Gordon
Publisher: Evangelical Missions Information Service
ISBN: 0-9617751-1-4
Summary: This book is the MK’s guide to survival in the United States. It offers valuable insights from experienced MKs that will equip other MKs, as well as the children of business, professional, military, and diplomatic personnel to make their cross-cultural entry to the U.S. successful. The unique family resource begins with family preparation before departure and includes practical advice about Education, Money, Work, Social Adjustments, Personal Issues.
 

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Families on the Move

Author: Marion Knell
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0-8254-6018-2
Summary: More and more families raise their children abroad. Business people, military personnel, diplomats, missionaries: we live in a highly mobile world. Such children grow up with divided loyalties: an allegiance to their parent’s culture, but with friends and outlook far closer to the host culture. They are TCKs – Third Culture Kids. The author’s sane, practical approach will prove invaluable for: preparing yourself and your children, building bridges with “home,” living in non-Western cultures, making the right educational choices.
 

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How to Stay Christian in College

Author: J. Budziszewski
Publisher: Navpress
ISBN: 1-57683-061-6
Summary: How to Stay Christian in College is an interactive guide through the maze of college realities. J. Budziszewski discusses the foundations of the Christian faith, and directly addresses different world views and myths that students encounter at college. Filled with quotes, statistics, resources, stories and encouragement, it will equip you to conquer the dangers that lie ahead.
 

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The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition

Author: Tina Quick
Publisher: Summertime Publishing
ISBN: ISBN-10: 1904881211
Summary: A practical and inspiring handbook for students who must make the double transition of not only adjusting 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.
 

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The On My Way Handbook

Author: Bobb Biehl
Publisher: LifeJourney Books
ISBN: 1-55523-338-X
Summary: The On My Way Handbook is a collection of things you need to know before you leave home. It contains 100 keys to success that provide guidance in the areas of family and marriage, personal growth, social development, professional and career decisions, finance, physical development, and spiritual growth. You may want to leave home. You may feel like you’re ready. You may dream of that day. But if you want your transition to be successful, you need to know the practical and simple principles presented in this book.
 

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The Reentry Team

Author: Neal Pirolo
Publisher: Emmaus Road International
ISBN: 1-880185-07-5
Summary: This is a book that looks at the subject of caring for your returning missionaries and it deals with all kinds of transitional issues related to the reentry experience.
 

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Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds

Author: David C. Pollock & Ruth E. Van Reken
Publisher: Intercultural Press
ISBN: 1-85788-295-4
Summary: Widely acclaimed as the first and only book to fully examine the legacy of transition and change shared by those who have grown up globally, Third Culture Kids speaks to the challenges and rewards of a multicultural childhood: the joy of discovery and heartbreaking loss, its effect on maturing and personal identity, and the difficulty in making the transition home. For parents, educators and the thousands of adult TCKs around the world, Third Culture Kids brings to life the essence of the cultural, emotional, physical, and geographical experiences of the nomadic life of a TCK.
 

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Who Moved My Cheese?

Author: Spencer Johnson, MD and Kenneth Blanchard
Summary: An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life. It is a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. It is written for all ages, the story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime.