RESOURCES FOR TCK'S IN RE-ENTRY:
RE-ENTRY HELPS FOR MISSIONARY KIDS RETURNING TO AMERICA:
Barnabas International has re-entry retreats for missionary kids who were raised overseas, have completed high school, and are preparing to attend college in or settle in America. Their retreats are at Biola University in La Mirada, California, and at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, in July.
Interaction International puts on annual transition seminars every summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Chatsworth, Georgia, to help teenage TCKs prepare for the transition from life overseas to life in America. They are also offering an online program for those who can't make it to a transition seminar in person.
Compass Ministries, located in Seminole, Florida, hosts an annual winter retreat for MKs in February and a spring break in March. They also have a Christian group home for young adult MKs who are returnging to live in the US after living abroad with a low monthly rent and assistance with transitioning to independent living after living overseas.
BOOKS AND WEBSITES THAT PREPARE TCK'S AND THEIR PARENTS FOR COLLEGE:
KC360 offers courses and consultations on college applications, essays and financial aid as well as free resources in articles, webcasts, and podcasts by someone with a background as a TCK.
Denizen Magazine has an online guide to college for Third Culture Kids.
The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition by Tina Quick deals with the emotional issues (unresolved grief, homesickness, isolation) as well as practical tips (adjusting to the culture, monetary tips) and moral difficulties (sex, drugs, alcohol) students face at college.
Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada by Charles Lipson
The Third Culture Teen: In Between Cultures, In Between Life Stages by Jiwon Lee
Manage Your Student Finances Now!: Easy Ways to Balance Your Budget at University and College by Keith Houghton
Meeting College Costs: What You Need to Know Before Your Child and Money Leave Home by the College Board
What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College: A Complete Guide for Parents Only by Mary Spohn
Sending Your Child to College: The Prepared Parent's Operational Manual by Marie Carr, Katharine Carr and Elizabeth Carr
Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Cobern and Madge Lawrence Treeger
The International Family Guide to US University Admission by Jennifer Ann Aquino
The Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward B. Fiske
Ignite Spot Accounting has a helpful glossary of financial aid terms on their website.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF MISSIONARIES:
The Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for children of full-time missionaries who are attending Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA), Hope College (Holland, MI), Kuyper College (Grand Rapids, MI), Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL), or Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL).