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Featured TCKs: What’s Boarding School like?

Hey there readers! I have another Boarding School post for you, but I promise we will be moving on to other subjects in June. Anyway, for one of our wrap-up posts on boarding, let's get some more feedback from others. Since we have asked parents about their decision choosing boarding school for their kids, I… Continue reading Featured TCKs: What’s Boarding School like?

Letters from Boarding School

Letters from Boarding School: Sisters at School

From: Dorm Parents; Chiang Mai, Thailand To: Harmony and Melody's parents; Lopburi, Thailand   Oct. 9, 1997 “Dear Steve and Holly, Melody is getting on fine.  Having Harmony here helps her, though they don’t spend very much time together, each playing with her own age group more.  But occasionally they will get together, hold hands… Continue reading Letters from Boarding School: Sisters at School

Letters from Boarding School

Letters from Boarding School: New and Thankful

From: Dorm parents of Harmony (6) and Melody (10) AND Harmony; Chiang Mai, Thailand To: Parents of Harmony and Melody; Lopburi, Thailand Date: September 18th, 1997 Notes: One of the many significant roles that dorm parents at boarding homes play is keeping parents up to date with the experiences of their children.  They help decrease the… Continue reading Letters from Boarding School: New and Thankful

Letters from Boarding School

Letters from Boarding School: Please bring Candy

Want a look into the thoughts of kids at boarding school?  Welcome to "Letters from Boarding School":  a series of posts that reveal the contents of real letters written by myself, by my parents, by my dorm parents, and hopefully by others who are willing to share their experiences too! From: Harmony (Chiang Mai, Thailand) To:… Continue reading Letters from Boarding School: Please bring Candy

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Featured Parents: Why boarding school?

Ever wonder why some missionary parents opt for boarding school? Who better to ask than the parents themselves? Below are responses from 5 parents I know who chose to send their children to boarding school when they were serving as missionaries in East Asia. Note: This post is not meant to suggest one method of schooling… Continue reading Featured Parents: Why boarding school?

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Featured TCK: Shan Shan

I wish you could meet our next guest in person.  I worked as a dorm assistant in the same boarding home in Thailand where Shan Shan was staying.  If you were to meet Shan Shan, you would quickly learn how gifted she is as an artist and a musician.  You’ll find her instagram account (Shanshan.akamu https://www.instagram.com/shanshan.akamu/?hl=en… Continue reading Featured TCK: Shan Shan

Reflections

Dorm Life

Quick refresher: I am in Chiang Mai as a dorm assistant in a boarding home for missionary teens attending school away from home.   I have seen first-hand close the relationships are between every teen in this dorm. Though they vary in age, nationality, and interests, these teens see each other as brothers and sisters.… Continue reading Dorm Life

Reflections

the start of school and unexpected reactions

I am in northern Thailand, beginning my year-position as a boarding home assistant. The dorm is really just a big house for the children of missionaries belonging to one-particular organization. There are 15 teens living in the dorm here, ages 13-18. I work with one other boarding home assistant in addition to the dorm parents.… Continue reading the start of school and unexpected reactions

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Featured TCK: Evan

Welcome back readers! I've got another Third Culture Kid for you all to hear from.  Remember Paul from last week?  Well, Evan is Paul's big brother.  As I mentioned in my last post, Paul and his brother Evan were in the same dorm as my sister Melody and me.  I've included a picture of all the… Continue reading Featured TCK: Evan