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28th Oct - ISHCMC Speaker Series: The Invisible Segment - Third Culture Kids

As an International School student you are either a Third Culture Kid (TCK) yourself, have a parent who was a TCK or during your time at the school get to spend time making friends and saying goodbye to TCK’s.

“A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, a sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.”

Ms. Alana Green will join us from Montreal Canada where she is Manager of Student Recruitment Communications for Concordia University. Alana completed a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration & Leadership with a specialization in International Education from Royal Roads University. Her capstone paper was titled The Invisible Segment: Recruiting Third Culture Kids. She has presented her research at the 2021 International Association for College Admission Counseling conference and will present at the Canadian Bureau for International Education conference in November.

In her presentation she will elaborate on what it means to be a TCK, how being a TCK influences their lives, as well as important factors on choosing and going to university in countries that are different than the ones their family resides.

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