Written by: Lara Rasin
My name is Lara and I’m a TandEM volunteer.
As a third culture kid, I’ve always been curious about the country my Croatian-American parents came from. I decided to experience the culture first-hand when I moved to Croatia to study at 17. I was lucky to be fluent in the language before moving (give or take a few extra-evasive vocab words).
I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had so far, and I’m lucky to be able to call both the U.S. and Croatia “home”.
Learning about new cultures and traveling (my first time on an airplane was before my first birthday 🙂) have always been important to me. 
One of my goals is to work on topics like tolerance, globalization, and migration by balancing international business and writing experience with anthropological perspectives. I believe that encouraging respectful cross-cultural dialogues and exchanges, as IOM does, is an important way to do that.