You may recognize the name Julia Walker from her TCK/CCK podcast, Across Oceans. Julia is an adult third culture/cross-cultural kid, a child of international educators, and a fellow podcaster. She grew up in Canada, Egypt, and Singapore before returning to Canada for university. Now, she is completing her Master’s degree in Environmental Science in Switzerland. When she is not studying or hiking in the mountains, she hosts her podcast Across Oceans, discussing everything related to TCKs/CCKs with various guests.
The guiding question for the episode was, “What is it like growing up the child of international educators?”
As teacher-parents, we enjoyed hearing Julia’s insights about what it means to be an “Ed Kid” growing up internationally. We discussed the positives and negatives of growing up as a teacher’s kid. Julia shared some funny stories, and we chimed in with a couple of our own. We unpacked ways that parents can acknowledge and support the cross-cultural nature of their children. Julia also outlined the purpose and next steps for her Across Oceans podcast.
This episode was recorded on January 13, 2023.
Resources Mentioned in the Episode:
Julia is a guest writer on JPMint Consulting
Teachers On the Move with Children Facebook Group
Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds - This most recent version of the classic book on “TCKs” focuses on the modern TCK to address the impact of technology, cultural complexity, diversity & inclusion, and transitions.