Third Culture Kids – 3rd Edition – out now!

In this 3rd edition of the ground-breaking, global classic, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael V. Pollock, son of the late original co-author, David C. Pollock have significantly updated what is widely recognized as The TCK Bible. Emphasis is on the modern TCK and addressing the impact of technology, cultural complexity, diversity & inclusion and transitions. Includes new advice for parents and others for how to support TCKs as they navigate work, relationships, social settings and their own personal development. Specific updates:

  • A second PolVan Cultural Identity diagram to support understanding of cultural identity
  • New models for identity formation
  • Updated explanation of unresolved grief
  • New material on ‘highly mobile communities’ addressing the needs of people who stay put while a community around them moves rapidly
  • Revamped Section III so readers can more easily find what is relevant to them as Adult TCKs, parents, counselors, employers, spouses, administrators, etc.
  • New “stages and needs” tool that will help families and organizations identify and meet needs
  • Greater emphasis on tools for educators as they grapple with demographic shifts in the classroom.

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Italy, A Romantic Journey

Italy has always been a destination for travelers. For centuries, Rome was the caput mundi, center of the known world. Even after the fall of the empire, all roads led to Rome, the seat of the Catholic Church, a place of pilgrimage. In the 17th century, Italy became the primary destination of the Grand Tour, a trip essential for educating young men of means to experience Italy’s antiquity, art and architecture. But they saw more than they were sent to find. They saw sunlight, passion, a hunger for life. Why Italy? Because it is breathtaking. They say on the seventh day God didn’t rest, he created Italy.

Let celebrated photographer, Rochelle Cheever, take you on a romantic journey of her top ten Italian destinations –  Rome, Capri, Florence,  Polignano a Mare, Venice, Lake Como, Positano, Orvieto, Ravello, Chianti – with her stunning imagery capturing the very essence that is Italy.

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Life After My Saucepans by Lindsay de Feliz

Life After My Saucepans

Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic

The eagerly-awaited sequel to the best-selling What About My Saucepans?

Available to buy at Amazon in paperback and Kindle

In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home.

Life After My Saucepans continues the story with Lindsay and Danilo living in hiding, away from the beaches and tourist resorts, in the mountainous, remote, sparsely populated north-west of the country. Will Danilo return to politics, will they turn their lives around and will they adapt to their new surroundings?

While visitors will recognise the descriptions of local men who scam foreign women (sanky pankys), they will also experience a different side of the country from Lindsay’s colourful narrative where the friendly, yet quirky, nature of the Dominican people is uncovered.

Full of incident, adventure, laughter and tears Lindsay describes her day-to-day life with her indomitable husband Danilo, as she comes to realise this is where she has always meant to be.

 

My Life Abroad – a selection of expat stories

“So, when I had an opportunity to relocate, I didn’t hesitate for one second… and here I am.” So begins the story of many expats as they are told in the pages of this book.

With the Internet’s increased accessibility, many blogs have been created and expats have embraced this new medium of communication in order to share their experience. Since 2011, BlogExpat.com has been a public voice for many expat bloggers through regular interviews published on the website. This book offers a small number of them that we have selected for you. Those interviewed have become expats for a number of different reasons. Many are attracted by the idea of living in a foreign country. What is abroad? Is the grass greener elsewhere? How do people live there? What are their customs? How would I live in this country? We imagine throughout the different stories that ties with family or friends are not as undermined as they might have been a while ago. Internet, Skype and social networks have reduced the distance between people. The long-distance disappears and kilometres are no longer an obstacle. These interviews are snapshots; they express opinions delivered at one time and they may have evolved later. Comments reflect the thoughts of their author at that moment, with their share of subjectivity. You must read this book as a photo album, allowing you to discover a world view, at a given angle.

All the contributors are expatriates who were interviewed at BlogExpat.com’s over a number of years. Their responses were selected and compiled by Florence Gindre and Cyril Richert.

Florence Gindre has been an expatriate over three different periods. She has been a writer since 2012 and has published several books on expatriation.

Cyril Richert has lived abroad for more than 16 years. He has been setting up and managing online services and expanded features for expat websites since 2000.

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