“A practicing Muslim without a hijab” - doesn’t it sound paradoxical? Probably for most people, but not in the opinion of Rubina Anis. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a practicing Muslim woman? Probably a hijab. Rubina will provide her definition of hijab, the biases she encounters for not covering her head in an expat community and how her childhood experience of living in an Indian household with a scientist father shaped her views on hijab and her personality as a Third Culture Adult.
Lamia’s childhood as a TCK and her adult life as an accompanying spouse left her with many experiences that she would like to share with everyone. She has some tips on how to cross those cultural boundaries and ease the transition into a new “home”.
Do you feel your values and priorities have shifted since living in another culture? Have you returned ‘home’ only to find it doesn’t feel that way anymore? Although widely acknowledged to be a tougher experience than culture shock, reverse culture shock has been far less studied. This poster presentation will consist of quantitative psychological data that illustrates the relationship between cross-cultural adaptation, home culture identity, and reverse culture shock, as well as some preliminary analysis of the impact of cultural distance (ie the extent to which two cultures differ from each other) on these relationships. Polly hopes that her findings will stimulate some interesting discussion, especially for those who have experienced reverse culture shock themselves or for individuals who work with those suffering from it.
This Poster Session will introduce the Process Communication Model® (PCM) and how it can be used as a powerful tool for self and other awareness during transitions. The Process Communication Model® is a personality profile that was developed by Dr Taibi Kahler in collaboration with NASA to predict how people behave under stress. It will be presented as a tool for identifying when loved ones (and ourselves) are entering stress, and what to do about it. The PCM® can predict with accuracy, how someone will behave when under distress. It reveals how we invite one another into our own stress and how we also accept others’ invitations into stress.
This Poster Session will use Singapore as a case study to explore how multi-culturalism contributed to the nation’s success and will examine key learning lessons for companies to incorporate for their diversity and inclusion campaigns.
Employing Collage Life Story Elicitation Technique (CLET) for Research Method and Counseling with Third Culture Kids
This Poster Session will explain what an inquiry based approach to education is, how it is used in the International Bachelorette (IB) curriculum, and the hypothesis that inquiry and the curriculum used by the IB art program can provide TCKs an opportunity to develop a strong sense of identity. An aim of the IB (2009) art program is to “construct a sense of self” and when combined with an inquiry cycle TCKs are provided with an opportunity to develop an understanding of who they are and where they come from. This approach encourages students to ask questions, conduct research on topics that they are interested in, and provides a vessel for students to tell their story.
For many years society has nurtured, consciously and unconsciously, two powerful biases: first, Immigrants are a burden to the host community, and second, women don't support each other as much as men do. Flor brings to the FIGT audience a fresh outlook of the power of Latino women working together, facing challenges typical of life overseas and embracing differences to become successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists abroad. Women together with one goal: to deeply impact their communities in a positive way.