Adult Third Culture Kids and Belonging

  • May 09, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Please join us for a book talk by Megan Norton who will share insights from her new book Belonging Beyond Borders.

Third Culture Kids (TCKs) have typically spent a significant part of their upbringing crossing cultures. Their experiences can make it challenging to find, form, and sustain a sense of belonging to place and to people. Belonging Beyond Borders supports the journey of Adult Third Culture Kids in unpacking what it means to belong in their multiple communities: personal, professional, familial, cultural, spiritual.

Questions and self-reflection exercises invite you to get curious about how to belong, where to belong, and why to belong. Using analogies from the garden, Megan creates imagery for you to explore patterns in belonging and opportunities for belonging.

As an Adult TCK, Megan shares in a deeply spiritual and cultural way how she has navigated and grown in belonging to people and to place. In a polarized world, this book offers love and encouragement about how to see and bridge differences.

Megan Norton is the daughter of a former U.S. diplomat, and identifies as a Global Nomad (Adult Third Culture Kid). She has lived in 10 countries, 5 U.S. states, and has visited over 30 countries.

The thematic focus of both her graduate degree coursework and professional experience has been third culture kid research, intercultural communication, marketing, transnational education research, and intercultural relations. She has conducted multiple independent research projects surrounding cross cultural training and facilitation, and has presented her research at several conferences: SIETAR-USA, NAFSA, FIGT, CIES, and IMI.

Megan is a skilled intercultural leader with strong knowledge of: marketing and public relations, training and conference presentation, project management, college and university admissions, website management, staff development, strategic leadership, global learning, and quality assurance.

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