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Resources for Third Culture Kids

Oftentimes, third culture kids live many years weighed down with feeling misunderstood, prompting them to research for helpful resources. Nowadays, social media platforms provide exceptional resources for non-TCKs and TCKs to further understand the life they live.  From books to podcasts to playlists, resources for TCKs can be found all […]

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Struggles of a Third-Culture-Kid

Third-culture-kids seem to live an idyllic life. They travel to interesting places, see bucket-list-worthy sites, and have friends around the world. However, the reality is that they often face tough lives. As a result of their ever-changing lives, TCKs can experience loneliness, confusion, depression, and a sense of mourning over […]

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Foreigners for the Holidays

Holidays were meant to be spent with loved ones, but living overseas often means being separated from family and friends. Even more so, living in a culture unlike one’s culture in the home country creates a whole new way to celebrate the holiday season. The way TCKs experience Christmas is […]

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The TCK Tree of Thankfulness

As Thanksgiving approaches, the times that people take to be still and be thankful seem more frequent. There are constant reminders about how important appreciation for the little things is. When people gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, they will typically be asked, “What are you thankful for?” This […]

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Types of TCKs

“So, here you are. / too foreign for home, / too foreign for here. / never enough for both” (Umebinyuo 171).  In her poem “Diaspora Blues,” Nigerian poet Ijeoma Umebinyuo brings to light the feelings of third-culture-kids in just four lines. They are between worlds and unsure of how to […]