Preparing young people to attend university in other counties is an important task that runs far deeper than learning how to cook an excellent Bolognese or wash and iron their clothes and manage finances. Many expatriates return to their ‘home / passport country’ to undertake their university degree. This presentation was aimed at helping them understand some of the gifts and talents they have gained from their expatriate experiences and the challenges they may face upon repatriation. Giving young people an understanding as they step away from their families and providing them with a toolkit to navigate through the next few years is an important part of any schools’s university preparation plans.