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The College Essay I Should Have Written

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When I was 14 my family moved “home” from France. We moved to Michigan, a state I’d never been to before. We’d been overseas for two years, after living most of my life in Virginia. But to most people, being stateside at all meant we were home. Sometimes, when TCKs come “home” they meet other […]

It’s Tea Time Somewhere: “All About Language”

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Introducing our new episode series: “It’s Tea Time Somewhere!” Every several episodes, we’ll take a break from interviewing guests and the podcast team will get together to chat about different topics. This week it’s all about LANGUAGE. The thought of that either made you fist pump the air with excitement or made your eye twitch […]

Tongue-Tied? Blame Your Affective Filter

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I was out running errands and happened to pass by a pharmacy so I popped in to buy some band-aids. In little pharmacies in rural China, band-aids are the kind of thing that are kept behind the counter, so I approached the employees to ask them to get me some. The weirdest thing happened, though. […]

This Global Life | Day 21: Mali

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Hi! I’m Anna. I started my cross cultural life in 2008 with language school in Quebec and then a move to the Republic of Congo. April 15 may remind you of taxes, but it will always remind me of the day I arrived in Mali, where I now live with my husband and three children. […]

Moving Abroad: Finding Community Overseas

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This is the final post of a 6-part series entitled “Moving Abroad”. If you’re just joining us for this series, be sure to start with “Getting Mentally Prepared”. And don’t forget to share this series with anyone you know that is preparing to move abroad!  Three months after our move overseas, our two-year-old son had a […]