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Growing Up Abroad: Houston is Home to Many ‘Third Culture Kids’

Houston’s diversity and industries mean the area is home to many “third culture kids.” They’re people who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their developmental years. We discuss what life in Houston is like for third culture kids with two people who fit the definition: attorney […]

Third Culture Kids Betsy Camp and Apple GidleyHouston’s diversity and industries mean the area is home to many “third culture kids.” They’re people who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their developmental years.

We discuss what life in Houston is like for third culture kids with two people who fit the definition: attorney Betsy Camp, and Apple Gidley, author of Expat Life Slice by Slice. She also writes the “ExpatApple” blog for The Daily Telegraph.

(Above: Attorney Betsy Camp and blogger/author Apple Gidley both grew up as so-called “third culture kids.” Photo: Michael Hagerty.)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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