If you think you may want to find a counselor this fall, start by looking for a medical care provider.
For many TCKs, getting used to college is happening alongside getting used to a whole new country.
In other life transitions, these are some transition principles and pointers to consider.
Arguably, your move to university is one of the hardest transitions for your parents. Take some time to write them a letter or card to share what their support and guidance has meant to you. Treat them to ice cream or to coffee.
The popular “RAFT” model coined by David Pollock in the book Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, is one way to concretely decide how to move through this transition.
The retreat has been a life-giving weekend for me and has helped me along in my journey as a Christian disciple with a cross cultural upbringing.
A famished learner that I am, I closed the Zoom app Sunday with a wealthy banquet sitting in my belly.
I would recommend MuKappa 100%, whether you’re an MK, you’re an international student, or you’re just a monocultural or just anyone who wants to learn, it’s a good place to meet great people.
No doubt some of you have walked on the Golden Bridge in Danang (jealous!). It has struck me that this is what MuKappa does ~ it’s a “bridge” between your worlds: where you’ve been, and where you are now, or are headed.
Having a sense of belonging lies on a spectrum and considering how you construct community will play into where you think you belong and/or don’t belong.