Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds

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Intercultural Press, 2001 - Social Science - 333 pages
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In this publication, the authors explore the experiences of those who have become known as third culture kids (TCKs) - children who grow up or spend a significant part of their childhood living abroad. The book is rich with real-life anecdotes and examines the nature of the TCK kid experience and its effects on maturing, developing a sense of identity, and adjusting to one's passport country upon return. The authors give readers an understanding of the challenges and benefits of the TCK life and provide practical suggestions and advice on maximizing those benefits.

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User Review  - emanate28 - LibraryThing

As a TCK myself, so much of the book made complete and utter sense, and gave me the framework in which to place my experiences. Wow, I only wish someone had explained all this to me when I was growing ... Read full review

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User Review  - LarisaAnanda - LibraryThing

I just finished reading the updated version of Ruth E. Van Reken & David C. Pollock’s, “Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds.” Well worth the purchase price to own this new version. Like the ... Read full review


Where Is Home? Erikas Story
Who Are Third Culture Kids?
Why a CrossCultural Childhood Matters

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Pollock has worked with third culture kids and adult TCKs for more than twenty years. A founding member of Global Nomads International, he has logged thousands of miles conducting seminars and conferences for TCKs, their parents, and sponsoring organizations.

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