Category Archives: Third Culture Kids

Parting is Such Sour Sorrow

ProfilepicBy Kate Romero

Hi kids! How are y’all enjoying the World Cup? Believe it or not, I’ve gotten totally into it now that there are pictures out there of the Croatian team, uh….swimming at their hotel and guys biting each other and all sorts of drama, like my home team still being in the show. Woot! USA! USA!  Watching the games and listening to my kids dissect the standings ad nauseam has actually been a good distraction for me since just about everyone I’ve ever met in my life is packed out and ready to leave if they haven’t left already. In case you’re wondering, we still DO NOT HAVE AN ONWARD ASSIGNMENT. Raise your hand if you’re sick of hearing about that! Whatever,  I’ll just keep going to the despididas and pretend to be happy for everyone while I  sit here twiddling my thumbs in the corner.  It’s a familiar feeling, taking me back to my days being the last one picked for dodge ball at St. Xavier’s because I was renowned for my inability to succeed at anything involving physical movement.  Here I am again, standing against the wall watching everyone say their goodbyes and heading off on their R&Rs and exciting new assignments in the thrilling game of Foreign Service Dodge Ball. Continue reading

Night Visits at the Zoo

The Zoo Brasilia today ( 17 ) opened registration for two major projects of environmental education space . Activities are accompanied by professional site.

One of the initiatives is the ” Night Zoo ” , which begins on the 11th and is open to anyone who wants to participate . The project offers visit the animal enclosures with nocturnal habit , information on animal physiology and biodiversity .

” Knowing the habits of animals , visitors learn to love them , and thereby help to protect them even more ,” said the agent of the Education and Leisure Zoo Roger Conrad . Continue reading

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FSYF Announces New Teen Mentoring Program

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EAB Students Rock São Paulo Model UN

Congratulations to EAB Model UN students who recently returned from an extremely successful conference in São Paulo.  All of the students performed very well.  “They argued their positions, defended their resolutions and generally carried themselves with the grace and dignity befitting EAB students, ” said supervisors Gracinha Gaunt and Jon Shepherd.

EAB’s ‘resident mathematician’ , Pedro Farias, calculated that EAB students won 22% of the available awards.

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Playgroups for Families with Babies and Young Children

Families in Brasilia is a playgroup which meets on occasional Sundays, and on Wednesday afternoons from 3-5pm, with slight changes of time and occasional changes of date, depending on the hosts.

The Baby Group meets on Fridays from 10-12 for babies 0-2 years old.

If you would like to know more, or to sign up to receive emails, please contact Sarah Left: sarahleft@gmail.com

New FS Book on Moving Your Household

The Foreign Service Companion

Moving Your Household Without Losing Your Mind


Every day, somewhere in the world, Foreign Service community members are in the midst of moving. Some have moved a dozen times or more, and lived to tell about it! They tell their tales in this book, a collection of advice and stories to serve as your “companion” along the way.

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Playgroup for Families with Young Children

Families in Brasilia is a playgroup which meets on occasional Sundays, and on Wednesday afternoons from 3-5pm, with slight changes of time and occasional changes of date, depending on the hosts.

If you would like to know more, or to sign up to receive emails, please contact Sarah Left: sarahleft@gmail.com

 

College Corner: Scholarships and Opportunities

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2013 College Scholarship Award
for Foreign Service Youth
Attention Foreign Service High School Seniors
& Gap Year Students! Continue reading