Rooted to Nowhere

Whether their parents are missionaries or managing directors, almost all expat kids have a moment when they realize that their adopted home means as much, if not more, to them than their country of origin. For Daniel Welch, now a senior at the American School in Japan, it came when his family temporarily returned to Utah after living in Tokyo for three-and-a-half years. "It wasn't big in the news, but just after I moved, there was a volcanic eruption in Miyakejima," says Daniel. "I'd taken a field trip there and I remembered the people I'd met. It was really...

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