Strategic love: the embassy of intercultural marriage

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If marriage is the smallest unit of a community, then cross-cultural couples are ambassadors, peace-makers, and change-agents.

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Cultural jet lag: the effect of occupying multiple personas

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“Iranian by birth, French by citizenship and American by residence” is how my grandfather encapsulated 10-year old me. What does that make my daughter?

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Get creative about your place in the world: how to operate on a micro-yet-global level with a global niche

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Suspended between multiple worlds — challenged in your pursuits and interests by culture, geography, language or time zone? Welcome to the GlobalNiche club, where our situation mismatch is our secret weapon.

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Out of the box: the lure of the wider world

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For nineteen years Elizabeth Briel was locked in a metaphorical box — first by others, and later by herself – unable to see an alternative to what surrounded her.

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Expat images: unrecognizable vs. iconic

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Fleeting, picturesque moments can capture an enduring truth about expatriatism.

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My global niche: an interview with Today’s Zaman newspaper

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For a series on expat success stories in a national English-language newspaper, I tell Brooks Emerson how a sense of place has inspired my sense of self.

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What’s a global niche? The long answer

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To become the global citizens we truly are, we need to find our place in the world — a psychic solution to our global identity crisis. We call it psychic location independence.

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Parents of the Third Culture: where to retire, when all the world is home?

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Quandary my globe-trotting American mother is now facing, along with former global civil servants, foreign service members and longtime expats: Third Culture retirement.

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