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What does it mean to be a 3rd Culture Kid?

Third Culture Kids (TCK) are children raised in a culture other than their parents' native home for a significant part of their early development years. TCKs become exposed to a greater variety of cultural influences during a formational time.  The first culture of TCKs is the culture of the country from which the parents originated.  The second culture is the culture in which the family resides.  And the third culture refers to the blending of these two cultures. TCKs are often exposed to a second (or third, fourth, etc.) language while living in their host culture. 

The video below entitled "So Where's Home?" explores the unique perspectives and identities of Third Culture Kids.

So Where's Home? A Film About Third Culture Kid Identity from Adrian Bautista on Vimeo.

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