A TCK’s Journey at a Crossroads

This time, our blog doesn’t talk about exploring the world through running, but rather about metaphorical crossroads and personal journeys. Guest blogger Joyce describes growing up as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and searching for her own identity. For all the TCKs that I have met and known out there, it is never a journey […]

Where Is HOME? – A Film Project by and about Third Culture Kids

“A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture,” so US American sociologist David C. Pollock. Aspiring film-maker Aga Alegra and her international, multi-cultural team are now trying to explore the lives of TCKs in the upcoming documentary “Where Is […]

Diplomat Brat

Anzal tells his story of how he grew up in a diplomat family and moved from country to country very frequently throughout his childhood. Despite these moves, he is grateful to his parents for creating a stable home for him and his sister. I was born in Lebanon into a diplomat family. My father was […]

Third Culture Kids 50 Years Ago – A Different Story?

Deepesh’s story (read it here) made me think about the whole concept of Third Culture Kids. I had a quick look at the book written by Pollock and van Reken and have a few reflections I would like to share with you. First of all the term is not very intuitive – rarely does one […]

TCK? Nope: MCK!

Deepesh, an Indian born, American raised expat now living in London with his Mexican wife and their two children, tells us about his definition of Third Culture Kids and why he thinks the name has been wrongly coined. Read on and feel free to comment below! I must say that the term “Third Culture Kid” […]

Home: a State of Mind

Eric, a 37 year old graphic designer from America, shares some reflections on the concept of home with us. Usually people start conversations by introducing themselves and giving a few basic facts: what they do, how old are they, where they come from. This last part is the question I actually cannot answer… I’ll explain […]