Category: Intercultural Initiatives for Campus and Community

Global Nomads/Third Culture Kid (TCK) Support on Campus

Thursday, Jun 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 42

Global Nomads/Third Culture Kids do not fit into the traditional "international" student population but also do not fit into the "domestic" student population. Universities need to create a support system and network for TCKs.

Megan Norton

Graduate Student / ELS Instructor
American University
Washington, DC

Megan Norton is a graduate student at American University and a college-level instructor at English Language Services. She has additionally taught at the primary and secondary level in Hungary, South Carolina, and Washington DC. Norton currently works with the International Student & Scholar Services at American University. She is facilitator of cross-cultural dialogues tackling issues of social, economic, and cultural differences.

Norton’s academic research focuses on trends in transnational higher education and its influence on intercultural relations. She has presented her research at educational conferences in the Washington DC metro area and has additionally participated as a panel member in the Intercultural Management Institute on why the growing cultural complexity for students matters for educators.

Norton holds a B.A. in Communication from Pensacola Christian College and an M.A. from the American College of Greece. Norton is an M.A. candidate in International Communications at American University.