“They listened with interest to what I told – or tried to tell – them, but it was for my sake, not for the sake of the tale. I could not say if this was my fault or theirs, or the fault of the worlds we lived in. The only thing they had understood was… Continue reading Fantastic Destiny
This dramatic short by Woodstock alum Rahul Gandotra – shot in and around Woodstock School in the Indian Himalayas – was recently shortlisted for the Oscars. You can now watch it online or buy it on DVD. You might also like: Scholarships for Peace
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett in A Hat Full of… Continue reading Why Do You Go Away?
…but first, I had better define “hidden immigrant.” The term comes from David Pollock and Ruth van Reken’s book Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds. A hidden immigrant is someone who looks and sounds pretty much like everyone else in her “home” country, but, due to a TCK upbringing or other… Continue reading Coping Strategies for the Hidden Immigrant
(This exists in various versions on various sites; this one was sent to me by a friend.) You can’t answer the question: “Where are you from?” You speak two (or more) languages but can’t spell in any of them. You flew before you could walk. You have a passport, but no driver’s license. You watch… Continue reading You Know You’re a Third-Culture Kid When…