The Art of Language Mishaps

I love talking with other Third Culture Kids. We have some of the craziest, most hilarious stories to tell. The nights I’ve laughed the hardest are the ones when I’ve sat with other TCKs around a dusty table at an outdoor restaurant in Thailand, slurping fresh mango smoothies and ping-ponging cultural mess-up stories around the…

Latest Article on UYD Magazine + Behind the Scenes Story

“Where’s home” is a confusing and daunting question for Third Culture Kids. Our hearts are connected to many cultures and countries, making it extremely difficult to define home. I decided to base my latest article for UYD magazine on TCKs’ thought process behind the question. I asked my twin to design a picture for the post….

Expat Advice Interview on ExpatPsi

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Paula Vexlir, a registered clinical psychologist who lives in Argentina. She leads continuous research on Spanish-speaking expats to increase awareness of specific ways to support the Spanish-speaking expat community. She shares this information with companies and Global Mobility experts through her website http://www.expatpsi.com. Paula also currently gives…

FIGT: A Different Perspective on Short-Term Friendships

(Part 4) “Am I truly ‘okay’ with short-term friendships?” the question nagged me as I curled up in a chair in my hotel room at the Tysons Corner Marriot after the end of the Families in Global Transition conference I attended last month. A steaming cup of instant hotel coffee in my hand, I exhaled…