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.

One year expatsincebirth

Yes, today is my blogs’ first anniversary! It’s been exactly a year since I published my first post and I have to say that I really enjoyed writing every single post. I’ve started blogging one year ago because I had written about many topics just “for me” and […]

The magic three for TCK’s?

Are three years a common time limit to friendships, stays etc. for TCK’s? In a recent discussion among TCK’s on a social network, a young TCK talked about her difficulty about “holding onto friendships long-term” and about tending to “start cutting bonds around 3 years into a friendship”. […]