Episode 7: Karen Ricks - "The Curiosity Is Not Animosity."
Almost every time you check in with Karen Rick, she and her family are in a different part of the world. At the time of this recording, she was in North Macedonia and preparing, as always, for their next move. The ironic part is that this California native wasn’t even considering a life abroad but her husband’s interest in a professional opportunity led to their move to Japan. A stint that was supposed to last one year ended up stretching into a decade. But since then, the family have truly embraced the term nomad, crisscrossing the planet twice.
Karen explains how she founded a school abroad, made the decision to give it up and travel the world minimally full-time. She also breaks down the nuances of homeschooling, worldschooling and unschooling your child. And shares how her multiracial family are received in their various communities they’ve lived in.
Below are some excerpts from Amanda’s conversation with Karen.
You can listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts. You can also listen on the The Black Expat YouTube Channel .
For Karen’s TBE articles visit here.
The process of de-schooling
Being a multi-racial family abroad
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