Where Are You From?
Art Education for Third Culture Kids
Take a moment imagine your life in this way:
As a child, you were born in the USA. Your mother is American and your father is Korean. When you are two years old, you move to Spain, and live there until you are seven. At seven, you are relocated once again to Argentina for 3 years. Then, at the age of 10, you move to California for a year, before you and your family move to Thailand for four years. At the age of 15, you move to Korea, and finish your schooling there. You are accepted to a prestigious American University, and upon arrival, you meet your new roommate who asks you, “Where are you from?” Do you know the answer? Are you American? Are you Korean? You have an American and Korean passport, but have only lived in either of those places for a total of 6 years of your life. You are expected to be American and you attended American international schools, but do you really know how? How would you define yourself?