Floating and free-falling: inner transitions supported by a foreign environment

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They say your shoes will eventually fit if you keep wearing them. This Japanese Third Culture Kid tried to live his life like that.

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Most affecting: 1 year later

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We’re celebrating a full year of camaraderie among cultural creatives, globally mobile progressives, and explorers of identity.

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Push-me pull-you loyalty: where are global citizens torn?

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A British-born woman of mixed ethnicity is torn between loyalties to her country of birth and others her family is tied to.

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Reconciling me: a cultural chameleon merges old and new

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Never mind assimilation. When I moved to the Netherlands, I was all about chameleon-ism. I couldn’t look or act or sound American, or lead anyone to believe that I might be the slightest bit American.

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I dream of GenY: in sync with today’s 20-something worldview

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When birth year alone means a Baby Boomer would always occupy an entry-level position in her cultural generation, GenY brings the status quo rebellion she seeks.

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Great White People Book Club: stumbling on our false cosmopolitanism

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Global thinkers must navigate and find a way to bridge worlds that might make only a sinister kind of sense.

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Stranger in your own land: when globalization is a survival tactic

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Most expats are lucky to be identity adventurers by choice. What happens when you’re born a stranger to your nation?

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How do you say…me?

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A Brit in the Netherlands finds a foreign language is a hurdle to being true to herself in her relationships with locals, family and friends.

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Inside outsider: no way to fit in when you stand out

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When a longtime expat in Prague takes a photo course she cannot pretend to be Czech — and gains respect for the tourists which throng her city’s streets.

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