This is a closed group for anyone who has lived outside their birth country and feels changed by the experience.
A group started by Ruth Van Reken and friends in 1997 to help meet the needs of families crossing countries and cultures. Their mission is to advance global family support.
A not for profit research institute started by Anne Copeland PhD to increase knowledge about intercultural transitions, and then turn that knowledge into practical products.
Writer Pico Iyer – who himself has three or four “origins” – meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.
The official home of third culture kids (TCKs)
A TCK is a person who has spent a significant part of his/her developmental years outside of the parents’ culture. The TCK builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar experience (other TCKs). All TCKs carry something of their host cultures within them for the rest of their lives, probably more than they realize. (Pollock and Van Reken)