Category: TCK’s

The section is dedicated to the topic of Third Culture Kids (i.e. “A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.” def. by David C. Pollock)
The life as a Third Culture Kid or a Adult Third Culture Kid has many advantages but also some disadvantages. In my posts in this section I try to point out the major aspects of this kind of lifestyle.

European TCKs vs Global TCKs

In most of the books and articles about TCKs I miss the comparative approach between globally living TCKs and continental living TCKs. Most of the studies focus on children who spend a significant part of their developmental years outside their parents’ culture, i.e. overseas, mainly on different continents. […]