What is a Third Culture Kid?

“A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture. The third culture kid builds relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the third culture kid’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of the same background, other TCKs.”... (more)

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The Story of Mr. Roundhead

The Story of Mr. Roundhead is a Powerpoint presentation created by Samuel L. Britten, that illustrates the dynamics of why "coming home" is so difficult.

Scroll down one slide at a time to read the story:

Authored by: Samuel L. Britten, Army Brat, TCK
Copyright © 1998, by Samuel L. Britten. All rights reserved.

Solutions for Repatriation Shock

Repatriate shock can be challenging. "It’s common knowledge in the relocation industry that as many as 40% of employees (and often a higher figure) choose to leave the company which sent them abroad within two years of repatriation." Learn how to "come home" successfully by downloading "7 Things Every TCK Needs to Know" by Ruth Van Reken and cross cultural experts.


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  • Global HR News: Repatriation & re-entry shock is real for repatriating expats and companies.

    Reverse Culture Shock Makes Repatriation Stressful for Expats



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