A letter to my bicycle.

Dear Bicycle, Time has flown by so fast. I can’t believe that it’s already almost Christmas and before I know it, I’ll be done packing and back in the States. Bicycle, I don’t know if you’ve ever heard this before or not, but someone once told me that the only constant thing in an international…

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TCK Chats

The following “chats,” hosted via Twitter, have been embedded with permission from storify.com. View the original source of these chats (there are others in the series) by clicking here TCKchat # 6: Role Models & Mentors We held 2 sessions of #TCKchat & asked adult TCKs about their Role Models & Mentors. These are the…

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Where are you from?

I am an Adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK).  I spent the first eighteen years of my life in Austria, moved to the United States for the next thirteen years, and am now living in China raising three Third Culture Kids (TCK’s).  During one of my job interviews for China, I was plagued with a nagging…

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Home Is Not One Place

My story as a TCK isn’t one of the stories of adventure— moving from country to country and never knowing what “home” really was. Instead, it started out simple. I was 6 years old when my parents sat all of us children down to drop the news— we were moving to China.  I remember the…

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Bright Red Lipstick

ISQ which was formerly QMIS has always been the home for me. My name is Melody Zhang, a senior, and this is my 13th year at ISQ. My first day at QMIS was one I will never forget. Sitting on the stool in the elementary library, I waited nervously for the principal to come. For…

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