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Ep 23: TCK Problems: Laurie’s lens into the Third Culture Kids experience

May 23rd, 2018

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Let's peek into the world of Third Culture Kids (TCK) via Laurie's TCK Problems Instagram feed.

TCKProblems Instagram account:

https://www.instagram.com/tckproblems/?hl=en

Building Identity as  Third Culture Kid, Erik Vyhmeister, TEDx Andrews University:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RCmgMKJRy8 

Laurie's YT video : TCK stories 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=26s&v=hrThoXm1EfQ&app=desktop
 
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Ep 22: Research: Expat/Geopat bubbles, TCK bubbles & Ethnic Enclaves

May 16th, 2018

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In this research episode we are looking at the differences (and similarities) with expat/geopat bubbles and TCK, third culture kids, bubbles. We also play compare these characteristics and benefits to ethnic enclaves a bit. 

Links mentioned in this episode (in order mentioned):

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170308-why-do-expats-live-in-bubbles

 
https://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2017/beyond-the-expat-bubble-39198
 
https://blogs.wsj.com/expat/2015/04/10/please-dont-call-me-unadventurous-in-defense-of-expat-bubbles-their-appeal/
 
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1066429.shtml
 
 
http://whileabroad.com/parenting/?p=185
 
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_culture_kid#Benefits
 
http://denizenmag.com/2009/10/whats-good-about-being-a-tck/
 
https://expatsincebirth.com/2014/08/26/a-guide-to-embracing-the-positive-aspects-of-being-a-tck-by-tayo-rockson/

 
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Ep 21: Far West China: The Xinjiang Region of China through a genius American lens: Josh Summer

May 8th, 2018

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Josh Summers has lived in the less known about Western Muslim region of China, Xinjiang, for over 10 years. His multimedia experience reveals the daily life and travel opportunities of this region in a gentle, curious and humorous light. 

Far West China website: https://armchairexpat.podbean.com/

 
 
 
My Far West China YouTube Recommendations:
 
1. 10 CRAZY Facts about Xinjiang, China (even most Chinese people don't know!)
 
 2. AWESOME DaPanJi or "Big Plate Chicken" | Delicious food from Xinjiang's Hui people

 
 
3. Dangerous Daily Commute in China!
 
AND
 
Xinjiang | A Traveler's Guide to Far West China Kindle Edition
 
 

Ep 20: Research: Economic Migrant, Migrant & Immigrant

May 1st, 2018

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I've been seeing the term "economic migrant" on social media lately and want to dig into what this means. Who are saying they are this living overseas population? Who are political entities calling economic migrants? And...do these two groups match? 

Research links (in order mentioned):

https://twitter.com/search?f=users&vertical=default&q=economic%20migrant&src=typd

 
http://www.globalfootprints.org/page/id/40/3
 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-difference-between-asylum-seekers-refugees-and-economic-migrants-10460431.html
 
 
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-differences-between-an-economic-migrant-and-a-migrant-seeking-political-asylum
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_migrant
 
 
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/readers-rep/sdut-immigrant-migranr-undocumented-europe-syria-2015sep25-story.html
 
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Ep 19: Two Fat Expats: An insightful, sensitive, & damn funny view of expat life

April 26th, 2018

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Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt (and Sarah in Season 1) make expat life and the aspects of family life that come with it in all its' ups and downs, interesting, inspiring and downright funny.  

Two Fat Expats website: 

http://www.twofatexpats.com/

Kirsty's blog, "4 kids, 20 suitcases & a beagle" 

http://kirstyriceonline.com/the-my-reality-project

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Ep 18: A light expat, immigrant, migrant and digital nomad jaunt through Audible audiobooks platform

April 18th, 2018

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What do the materials about expats, immigrants, migrants and digital nomads in this huge and popular audio collection tell us about what people may think about those of us living overseas?  

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Ep 17: Simon and Martina’s YouTube Channel: Expats in Korea…then Japan

April 4th, 2018

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Food, humor, life and partnership while living overseas. Simon and Martina have refined the YouTube expat vlogging experience to a smooth, personal and never dull moment experience. You've got to check them out now!

Simon & Martina's videos mentioned in this podcast:

1. "How I deal with chronic pain"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3uF3EpSZMw

2. "Super Expensive Korean Fruit"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dszYQVbB018   3. "How to Use a Japanese Hot Spring"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR2Z_zx8iF4   4. "Korean Blood Types and Secret Blood Clubs"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qpJxr1m1Q  

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Ep 16: “Expat” impressions from two big wig English newspapers: Research Episode

April 2nd, 2018

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What impressions of expat life do leading English newspapers give us? 

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Ep 15: Tokyo through 56 foreign lenses a year : Being Tokyo Twitter account

March 26th, 2018

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Ramen, cherry blossoms and poop hats...these are only some of the things we will cover in this expat/geopat creative project review of the Being Tokyo, https://twitter.com/beingtokyo,  rocur Twitter account. 

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Ep 14: Living overseas impressions via a U.S. public library search: Research episode

March 17th, 2018

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What impressions of living overseas do U.S. public library materials give us? In this research episode we dive into the San Francisco Public Library resources to answer this very question, with some surprising results. The search terms used are: expat/expatriate, immigrant, migrant, economic migrant, and geopat. 

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