There are many privileges growing up outside one’s passport country – learning another language, experiencing another culture etc…

There are also challenges. One of them is not experiencing one’s ‘home’ pculture first hand.  I empathise with the writer of the following article regarding not feeling able to connect with neither ‘home’ nor ‘international’ students.  A good reminder for me as a parent to prepare my kids for this ‘challenge’ when it’s their turn.

I appreciate the positive note her honest article ends with. “When it comes to making friends, being able to build bridges between groups of fresh-faced students can be pretty useful,” writes Hollingsworth.  That is certainly one of the advantages of growing up overseas.