Western Canadian Boarding Schools Rock!
July 11, 2018

Cobalt blue skies, soaring evergreen trees, lush ferns, glacial lakes, hidden coves,  and ocean views – few places in the world are as lovely as the islands of Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I had the pleasure of traveling there in April at the invitation of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools to…

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What Do International School Counselors Talk About?
May 9, 2018

Cheryl Brown of The International School of Muscat in Oman and Brooke Fezler of the International School of Barcelona, along with the support of their dedicated and hardworking taskforce, once again organized a fabulous conference of the International School Counselors Association (ISCA) in Bangkok, Thailand last March. Over 200 school counselors representing over 105 international…

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Rebecca Grappo Featured in the Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2015

Rebecca Grappo – The Importance of Resiliency Not long ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Anne O’Connell, a colleague of mine who writes for the Wall Street Journal, Expat, on the topic of transitions and resiliency for Third Culture Kids as they move around the world. One of the most difficult things TCKs have to deal with during…

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Third Culture Kids – From Overseas to Undergrad
June 16, 2015

Working with Third Culture Kids (TCKs) returning home for university (or “college” as it is referred to in the United States) is a special passion of mine. These young adults have grown up overseas and usually will live in the country of their passport for the first time, or at least the first time in a very…

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Families in Global Transition: A Conference Reflection
March 31, 2015

This article by Becky Grappo first appeared in the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) email newsletter titled “FIGT Connections” published March 18, 2015.  From FIGT: “With this issue of FIGT Connections, we are introducing a new feature called “FIGT in Action.” FIGT members and conference attendees are welcome to share their own story — personal or professional — of…

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Talking to Children and Teens About Being Different
February 3, 2015

I was 7 when we moved from Portugal back to Washington, D.C. On the first day of school, I immediately knew that I was different. Even though I was only in second grade, I recognized that most of the kids had known each other what seemed to be their whole lives. I don’t remember feeling…

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