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Growing up among Worlds

  • Dana van Beek
Date
Thursday 28 March 2019
Time
Address
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
147

About the lecture

Culture is something that we absorb and internalize and get used to over time until it becomes a central part of our identity. It shapes how we perceive significant things about us through our values and our ways of relating to others.

Where culture helps us relate to our surroundings it isn’t a big step to perceive that growing up within different cultures will influence how the individual not only relate to the variety of surroundings but also develops a sense of self.

Moving between different countries or/and growing up with parents of different backgrounds can give you the feeling of belonging everywhere and nowhere. On the other hand, you might be a great bridge builder between cultures.

Find out more about the gifts and challenges of living or working in between cultures.

Are you interested? Please register by sending an e-mail to popcorner@hum.leidenuniv.nl

About the lecturer

Dana van Beek is an Adult Third Culture Kid (TCK), born in the Netherlands and partly raised in Malaysia. During her high school years, she attended two boarding schools due to the fact that her parents were living abroad. She studied Family Law and Immigration Law at the University of Utrecht. After working for about 15 years in that field she changed careers. As a certified professional coach and trainer, she now helps others in their multicultural journey such as refugees, migrants, young people with parents form different cultures, TCK’s and Cross Cultural Kids.

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