Third Culture Kids Aren’t a Triangle–They’re a Wave

A recent conversation sucked me, feet first, into the black hole of expat doubt. And by doubt, I really mean: "What the hell is going to happen to my kids at the end of this experiment?" The conversation, with a brilliant friend who studies cultural differences, was about the unknown effect of removing yourself from... Continue Reading →


Expat Chronicles: Calling for Backup

When you have visitors, it's easy to show off the best parts of your adopted home abroad. The sights, the opportunities, your kick ass apartment a few blocks from the beach. It's easy to wax poetic about the good stuff. After all, noone wants to hear you moan about the price of meat or the... Continue Reading →

You Might Be an Expat if…

You take pictures of consumer goods when you are home for summer breakYou go home for summer breakYou can do currency conversions in your head as fast as your times tablesEveryday math means figuring out time zone differencesYour packing skills are legendaryYour speech is peppered with foreign lingo and slang from the places you've livedYou... Continue Reading →

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