Sabbaticals 101, 2nd Edition: A Practical Guide for Academics & Their Families

9781581072853: Sabbaticals 101, 2nd Edition: A Practical Guide for Academics & Their Families

Reduce the stress, ease the transition, and increase the joy of your next sabbatical. After the professional arrangements have been made, Sabbaticals 101 will guide you through the nuts and bolts of planning and enjoying an academic leave. Issues such as housing, finances, and the settling-in blues are addressed with humor and understanding. A veteran of seven overseas sabbaticals and exchanges with her family, Nancy Matthews has learned what works – and what doesn't. She has supplemented this personal experience with interviews of more than fifty sabbatical veterans, as well as research on cross-cultural adjustment, travelling with children, living abroad, and returning home. This how-to manual is divided into three sections: pre-departure planning (Pulling Up Stakes), activities and concerns while away (Putting Down Roots), and re-entry (Heading Back Home). It is filled with anecdotes, lists, and advice gleaned from adventures with the author's husband (a statistics professor) and their two sons, as well as the collected wisdom of other sabbatical takers. This revised edition includes major updates on international banking, the “trailing” spouse, and book and web resources, plus fresh ideas on travel planning, transportation, and teens. In addition, readers can download the Tenants' Guide template, an online “bonus feature,” to create a customized guide of important household information for their renters. So whether you are planning your first or fourth sabbatical, travelling across the world or just settling into a city nearby, read this book first!

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