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Your Guide to Transitions is here! Designed by SPAN's Jane Barron, Valérie Besanceney, and Catalina Gardescu as an introduction to positive transitions-care, this ManageBac Guide provides insights on the What, Why and How of adopting a whole school approach, and Where to go for further information, learning opportunities and support. It’s an ideal resource for individuals and international schools looking to strengthen the wellbeing and learning of their students, families and staff.

Begin your journey towards creating conditions for your school community to thrive. Share this Guide with your colleagues to enhance their understanding of positive transitions-care and gain inspiration for taking action together.

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  • Ahmad, M.A., Emigh, C., Gemmer, U., Menezes, B., Tonges, K. & Willshire, L. (2010) Slurping Soup and Other Confusions: True stories and activities to help Third Culture Kids through transition. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Besanceney, V. (2014) B at Home: Emma Moves AgainUK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Besanceney, V. (2016) My Moving Booklet. UK: Summertime Publishing. 

  • Brew. C. (2018). Life Elsewhere. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Brubaker, C. (2016) The Re-Entry Relaunch Roadmap. USA: Thinking Travel Press.

  • Bushong, L. (2013) Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile. Indianapolis, USA: Mango Tree Intercultural Services.

  • Carter, T. & Yates, R. (2014) Finding Home Abroad: A Guided Journal for Adapting to Life Overseas. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Costa Ericsson, S. T., Serra, A. & Vaz Guimarães, M. I. (2010) The Mission of Detective Mike: Moving AbroadGreat Britain: Summertime Publishing.

  • Crossman, T. (2016) Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Overseas in the 21st Century. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Dalton-Bradford, M. (2013). Global Mom: A Memoir. USA: Familius, LLC.

  • Evans, L. (2016) Kids on the Move: A Relocation Workbook. San Bernardino, CA: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.

  • Gardener, M. ( 2014) Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging. Doorlight Publishing.

  • Gleeson, L. & Blackwood, F. (2007) Amy & Louis. Lisarow, Australia: Scholastic Press.

  • Hogan, C. (2013) Facilitating Cultural Transitions and Change: A Practical Approach. Stillwater,USA: 4Square Books.

  • Iyer, P. (2000) The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls and Searching for Home. NY: Vintage Books.

  • Janssen, L. (2013) The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Kobald, I. & Blackwood, F. (2014) My Two Blankets. Richmond, Australia: Little Hare Books​.

  • Kofod Techow, M., Frijs Due, E. & Skovby Burke, B. (2018) GO! My personal guide and diary before, during and after moving abroad. Copenhagen, Denmark: Center for Family Development.

  • László-Herbert, E. & Parfitt, J.(ed), (2014) The Worlds Within: An Anthology of TCK Art and Writing: Young, Global and Between Cultures. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Maffini, H. & Swain, M. ( 2011) Sammy’s Next Move. Lexington, KY: Third Culture Kids Press.

  • Markus, H.R. and Conner, A.(2013) CLASH! 8 Cultural Conflicts that Make US Who We Are. New York: Hudson Street Press.

  • Murray, T. (2013) Hidden in My Heart: A TCKs Journey Through Cultural Transition. Bottom Line Media.

  • O’Shaughnessy, C. (2014) Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-BetweenUK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Ota, Douglas. (2014) Safe Passage: How mobility affects people & what international schools should do about it. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Ottimofiore, M. (2019) This Messy Mobile Life. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Pascoe, R. (2006) Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an On-Demand World. Vancouver: Expatriate Press

  • Pittman, L. and Smit, D. (2012) Expat Teens Talk, UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Pollock, D. C., Van Reken, R. E. & Pollock, M.V. (2017) Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds 3rd Ed, Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

  • Puren, B.A. (2018). A Family Just Like Mine. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Rader, D. & Harris Sittig, L. (2003), New Kid in School: Using Literature to Help Children in Transition. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

  • Saunders, S. & Pierce, M. (2012) Swirly. Hagerstown, MD: Review & Herald Pub Assn.

  • Simens, J. (2011) Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Practical Storytelling Techniques That Will Strengthen the Global Family. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Quick, T. (2010 ). The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition. UK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Quick, T. (2017) Survive and Thrive: The International Student’s Guide to Succeeding in the U.S. USA: International Family Transitions.

  • Van Reken, R. (2012) Letters Never Sent: A Global Nomad’s Journey from Hurt to HealingUK: Summertime Publishing.

  • Zoe, M. & Christensen, M. ( 2007) The Kids’ Guide to Living Abroad. Washington, DC: Foreign Service Youth Foundation.



  • Inside Out  (2015) by Pixar

  • Neither Here nor There  (2011) by Ema Ryan Yamazaki

  • The Interpreter (2005) by Universal Pictures

  • The Karate Kid (1984 & 2010) by Columbia Pictures

  • The Road Home (2012) by Rahul Gandotra

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