We gathered Saturday morning in the Sakura Room for a very well-attended Roundtable talk, “ASIJ & the Japan Experience”. Mary Yoko Brannen guided us through her presentation, “Third Culture Kids and Other Cultural Hybrids” (see below), before directing each table to discuss three questions* she had prepared related to our experiences overseas as TCKs. Table leads then reported the general synopsis arrived at by each table.
The above handout can be downloaded as a PDF: Third Culure Kids and Other Cultural Hybrids [PDF]
* Three Questions:
1. What type(s) of cultural hybrid do you identify with?
2. Looking back, what did you do differently in your life as the result of attending ASIJ?
3. How have you integrated your international experience into your life now? Where is “home”?