Admitting the Third Culture Kid

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Considerations for Admissions Officers at International Schools and Beyond According to the late sociologist, David Pollock, 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 … Read More

#TCKChat: Local Cuisine

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We asked adult Third Culture Kids to talk about the awesome foods that they’ve consumed on their travels. These are their thoughts (and pictures !) across 2 sessions: [View the story “TCKchat #19: Local Cuisine” on Storify]

The Third Culture Kid Advantage

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The choice to move a family abroad is usually made after careful weighing of pros and cons. On one hand, the opportunity to provide one’s children with international experience, access to good international schools and an environment conducive to becoming fluent in a foreign language sounds enticing. On the other hand, the prospect of uprooting one’s children to an unfamiliar … Read More

#TCKChat: TCKs and Race

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We asked adult Third Culture Kids to submit questions on race. We received such an overwhelming response that we decided to make it a 3 part series. These are their thoughts across 2 sessions. [View the story “TCKchat #18: Race (Part 1)” on Storify]

#TCKChat: Languages

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We asked adult TCKs about both their native language(s) and the ones they learned abroad. These are the highlights from the 2 sessions: [View the story “TCKchat #17 : Languages” on Storify]