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  • Expat Poem at the European Life I Live Festival - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    Move provided the foundation of our organisation With bundles of donations collected from all over the world many sent in by people who had since moved on the editors recognised that this was the basis of an archive The Archive became independent in 2008 and we are fast approaching our 5th Anniversary Our collection has grown and continues to do so thanks to the generosity of expats and their families who realise the importance of properly preserving their stories for the future To pay tribute to our roots here is the poem taken from Life Now Now In Norway Living in one of the most beautiful countries in the world And longing for my grown up children Living in a most beautiful house But no big Sunday lunches to prepare Travelling to and from the country I call home But never really settling for a longer period of time Finding worthwhile things to do Without the feeling of achieving anything Living in two worlds all the time With a restless feeling never far away But also living a more active life than most Keeping an open mind my attitude young New cultures to explore new friends to be made An ever stretching flexibility Also towards a quite uncertain future Because what is going to happen towards the end When there are no more countries to be sent to Which then will be the country I will call home Or will I be forever restless a gypsy through and through These are the questions going through my mind Now somebody asks me How are you now But I also hear my daughter say Later I d like an active life like you and dad And I know then that our way of life has not been so bad Not influenced the

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  • DVD Review: Neither Here Nor There, a Short Documentary About ‘Third Culture Kids’ - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    raised bi culturally who now lives in New York In her last year of college she attempts to figure out who she is in the context of the world On the website for the film she describes how she finds herself not quite fitting in anywhere but at the same time able to blend in everywhere Ema often finds herself lingering between the perspective of the insider and the outsider in many societies Through the world of film and storytelling she explores human nature cultural perspective and gives a voice to those who are less often heard NEITHER HERE NOR THERE Teaser from Ema Ryan Yamazaki on Vimeo The film is mainly told by talking heads and gives a clear insight in the problems these TCKs struggle with Not being able to attach in relationships looking familiar to peers but being different not knowing where is home and who am I As one interviewee whose father worked for an international American school comments I can be here but not completely One of the authors of the book Third Culture Kids Ruth van Reken describes in the film how we learn about who we are while getting mirrored by the world If the way you are being mirrored by the changing environment alters the concept of I can become difficult to figure out It feels like I have to choose but I can t says one of the interviewees While getting together the six figure out they can be the combination of who they are It looks like this makes them finally come home although home might have more than four walls It suddenly reminds me of the question I was dealing with in my former film My Long Distance Friend Where do you feel at home I realise my next

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  • Book Review: “Ein Topf Heimat” (A Pot of Home) - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    man kocht Barbara Steinbauer Grötsch lebte in den vergangenen 20 Jahren berufsbedingt mit ihrer Familie schon in vielen Teilen der Welt unter anderem in den Niederlanden in Syrien und den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten So ist sie bereits in den Genuss zahlreicher kuli narischer Köstlichkeiten gekommen vergisst jedoch nie ihren deutschen Topf Heimat den sie ab und an aufsetzt wenn das Heimweh nach der Familie in Deutschland sie überkommt Im ersten Teil ihres Familienkochbuches stellt Barbara Steinbauer Grötsch die Küchenelf vor Ein Vier Generationen Familien Küchenteam deren Rezepte alle eins gemeinsam haben die Zutaten sind nach Möglichkeit frisch unbehandelt und aus der Region Im zweiten Teil wird dem kulinarischen Familiensinn gefrönt was mit köstlichen Suppeneinlagen nach Rezept der Urgroßmutter der Süß n Oma beginnt seinen Höhepunkt in Fränkischen Bratwürsten mit Kartoffelsalat findet und mit natürlich selbstgemachten Kässpätzle genüsslich ausklingt also nichts für Kaloriengucker Wem das zu bodenständig ist der kann im dritten Teil nach Rezepten aus der sonnigen Mittelmeerregion mit einer Prise Sehnsucht nach Sonne Urlaub und Olivenöl kochen Fruchtige Tomatensuppe Foccacia oder Tortilla de Patatas Es folgen Kochanleitungen zu Hummus Muhammara String Hoppers mit Kokos Sambal und Fattusch Keine Sorge alles wird erklärt so dass man beim nächsten Abendessen mit Freunden auch mal ein wenig auftrumpfen kann Im Abschnitt Wurst mit Weltflair trifft der heimische Blattsalat auf südländische Zitronenverbene oder die selbst geernteten Tomaten aus dem eigenen Garten auf Ziegen Frischkäse mit Basilikum Im letzten Kapitel ihres Familienkochbuches stellt Barbara Steinbauer Grötsch die Lieblingsgerichte ihrer Familie vor die in irgendeiner Weise emotional gewürzt sind Das sommerliche Zitronenhuhn nach Rezept ihres Mannes ist selbst für Nichtköche einfach zuzubereiten und kann bei den Gästen trotzdem Eindruck machen Und da wirklich alle Familienmitglieder Mitspracherecht haben darf das Lieblingsrezept der jüngsten Köchin natürlich nicht fehlen Butterbrot mit Hagelslag niederl Schokoladenstreusel Barbara Steinbauer Grötsch spickt

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  • New Collection: An American in Berlin - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    his travels and his time in Berlin which is accompanied by DVDs emails registration documents tickets and other papers collected on his journeys Original materials like these are valuable to us and are useful to researchers so we are always happy to see that someone has donated them for us to preserve in our Archive Very often such documents end up gathering dust somewhere or are thrown away during a

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  • InterNations – Connecting Global Minds - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    the world possibly being the most fun way to get to meet other expats These events can range from cozy get togethers in nice little restaurants to nights out in the latest hip club in town the Ambassadors i e volunteers that spearhead each community cater to every taste For expats that prefer smaller groups or would like to indulge in their hobbies with like minded people abroad the Activity Groups are just the right choice Expats are often not only looking for compatriots or fellow global minds but might also have expat specific questions and a heightened need for information Thus InterNations offers a comprehensive Expat Magazine covering issues of international living and beyond and Country Guides with expat relevant info on moving living and working abroad Furthermore every Local Community features a forum in which experienced expats answer questions as well as the Places directory to the Community s must see sights recommended bars and restaurants and expat resources InterNations can thus help global minds and expatriates from all over the globe and all walks of life to make the most of their lives abroad As you make the most of the networking and socializing opportunities offered by

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  • New Collection: Completing the Picture - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    discarded Frank Goldberg recently donated his fascinating collection of scrapbooks photographs airmail letters newspaper clippings and more along with his detailed memoir His wife was also an expat and they met in Hong Kong in the 1950s where their four children were later born They eventually returned to the Netherlands where two of their children now live the other two having become expats themselves Your story won t be evident

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  • The Story Continues: Expanding Collections - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    already donated a sizable collection of photos and documents about her life in South Africa Bangladesh Singapore Oman Brunei and the Czech Republic She recently discovered more material relating to her years in Oman in the 1980s and sent them to us Her original donation included the picture shown here which shows her learning to use a water pump in Bangladesh in 1970 The new additions include magazines containing articles

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  • ‘Stories Beyond Borders’: Dutch Interviewees Sought - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    Vertel Uw Grenzenloze Verhaal Bent u ooit expat in het buitenland geweest En wilt u graag nog eens het verhaal van uw grenzenloze leven vertellen Neem dan deel aan het project Grenzenloze verhalen van het Expatriate Archive Centre en laat u interviewen door een middelbare scholier De interviews worden door de leerling gebruikt om een boekje te maken over uw expat leven Leuk als herinnering aan vroeger voor u en uw familie en vrienden Geïnteresseerd Meldt u dan aan door een email te sturen naar welcome xpatarchive com of te bellen naar 070 4272014 dinsdag t m donderdag Wilt u meer weten We sturen u graag meer informatie over het project Of heeft u vragen Projectleider Pieter van Leeuwen staat u graag te woord Grenzenloze verhalen is een project van het Expatriate Archive Centre EAC in het kader van de Maatschappelijke Stage voor middelbare scholieren in Den Haag De doelen van het project in het kort Uw verhaal vertellen aan de jongere generatie Het verhaal bewaren in de vorm van een mooi boekje zodat ook vrienden klein kinderen of andere familieleden of verzorgers dit deel van uw levensverhaal leren kennen Periode Oktober december Aantal en duur interviews Minimaal 2 van

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