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"Finding a Place for Third-Culture Kids in the Culture" by Noor Brara, Class of 2010

27 Feb 2024

Noor Brara attended AES from ECEC through Grade 12 (Class of 2010). She hails from New York where she works as a writer including for publications such as Vogue, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and T Magazine. She is proud to report that she wrote a piece on Third Culture Kids (TCKs) for The New York Times in 2020, part of which was based on her experiences at AES. The piece was widely circulated on the site and even featured as a piece to read in their Monday newsletter.

Noor still enjoys hearing from other AES alums (and other TCKs) about the article even though it's been four years since it was first published. She is currently working on a novel about the same subject matter—a group of TCKs in their senior year contending with questions around identity, internationalism, and the future; the story takes place at a school based on AES. Being at AES and being a TCK undoubtedly has an impact on individual identity but also on one’s sense of community and connection. We look forward to reading more from Noor!

Noor's story reminds us that the AES experience not only shapes our individual identities but also cultivates a lasting sense of community and connection. We can't wait to see what Noor brings to the world next! 

You can read the full article of her piece here: 

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