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Expat Children



Thursday 28th September

9:00 am to 11:00 am

at the Morton’s Private Club, Mayfair.

Price Member (please login) £20
Price Non-Member £40


DATE & time

Thursday 28th September

from 9:00 am to 11:00 am


Morton’s Private Club, 28 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EN


Raising children outside of their home country can be a challenge but the increase of scientific literature on “Third Culture Kids” help us understand the unique characteristics of these children who are growing up abroad. Choosing the right school and the right school path is a key component to help these internationally-minded children flourish and achieve their potential and future academic goals whether it’s the IB, the A Levels, the French Bac, the American APs, etc.

– Presentation of the concept of TCK (Third Culture Kids – expatriate child) in Anglo-Saxon Education research

– Challenges and strengths of these young people in a situation of high international mobility

– How to help our children / youth in international transitions

– Presentation of the different types of international schools and their curriculum (French Bac, IB – PYP, MYP & DP, IGCSE & A Levels, American High School Diploma & AP)

– Language of instruction: choose to reinforce the mother tongue or to acquire a second language?

– Points of reflection on the elements to be taken into account during a discernment of choice of school.



As a school counsellor and a university advisor, Alban Ferrieu has worked with leading international schools in various countries. He worked in high schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB), the French, the British, the American and the Canadian curricula. He is currently working as a high school counsellor with ACS International Schools in London. Alban is also a PhD candidate in Education with the University of Sherbrooke (Canada) and his research is based on Third Culture Kids (Expat’ Kids) Identity development linked to international schooling.