Programs & Services for
Individuals & Families in Cultural Transition
Cross-Cultural Family Services
Specialized assessment and counseling services offered to families at any stage of living in a new culture
Educational Advising for Children & Adolescents
Educational systems and requirements vary by country. Bridging Cultures helps family members understand a child’s educational needs and school options when living outside one’s culture.
Pre-Departure/Re-Entry Transition Workshops
Focused workshops designed to help participants prepare for moving to another country or returning to their “home” countries
International Living Workshops
The International Family
Helps participants identify the key tasks, opportunities and challenges that individuals, partners and children will experience during the various stages of living internationally.
Feeling at Home Wherever You Are
This workshop is designed to help people “live” the cultural transition experience. Participants learn to understand the cultural and psychological features of cultural transitions, to gain social connections, and to create opportunities for personal growth when living in a “foreign” setting.
The Intercultural Relationship
Helps partners address and understand themes and related issues that can exist in intercultural relationships
Parenting Between Cultures Series
Helps parents recognize the challenges and opportunities that can exist when raising children outside their “own” culture. Addresses how culturally-driven values, attitudes, expectations, and behaviors about parenting can influence the ways in one understands the formal education structure of a country and participates in a child’s school community as well as how one interacts with other parents, children’s peers, and community organizations. Individual programs include : l) Understanding the USA Education System, 2) Understanding the USA University System, 3) Once a Parent, Everywhere a Parent, and 4) Parenting a Special Needs Child in the USA.
Growing UP as a Global Nomad
For parents and/or individuals who wish to understand the experiences of being raised in a different culture. Addresses what it means for children to experience a significant part of their developmental years outside their passport culture.