Author: Adele Barlow

Preparing Expats for the Emotional Challenges of Living Abroad

TCKs are the silent majority who do not get a choice to relocate to foreign lands when their parents decide to move abroad. In addition, when a family moves abroad or a company relocates an executive overseas, most of the attention is focused on logistics or how to get the executive to settle in. As far as people are concerned, children are resilient and they would simply adapt.

Perpetually In-Between, “The Road Home” Articulates the Third Culture Kid Story

Rahul Gandotra’s “The Road Home” was the first film I’d seen that I recognized my Third Culture Kid self in. In watching the film, I was reminded that so much of what defines a Third Culture Kid is impossible to articulate – sometimes it feels like there just aren’t words to describe how it feels to be perpetually stuck in the in-between.

I’m a TCK and I work in hospitality

“For a career in the hospitality industry, you have to have impeccable interpersonal skills, a curiosity for people and cultures, patience and a desire to help others,” said Fiona Foxon, sales and marketing director with Quintessentially. “It sounds terribly superficial, but it’s also so important to be presentable and positive.”