The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

What does 'Passport Culture' mean?

Find out what Passport Culture means. Passport Culture is explained by Tina L. Quick - author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Passport Culture

Term often used synonymously with “home culture” or the country stamped on the person’s passport regardless of how much time they have spent in that culture. Ruth Hill-Useem referred to the ‘first culture’ as that being the passport or home culture.

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"...Passport Cultureve different backgrounds and experiences, what you all have in common is each of you is making a cross-cultural transition for university. While most of what is discussed throughout these pages is particularly focused on GNs/TCKs who are going back to attend university in their Passport Culture, I invite those ..."
"...Passport Culturence is not unusual. After having lived a most interesting and rich life outside their Passport Culture(s), when TCKs repatriate, it takes a while to feel as if they fit into what is supposed to be their own culture. The good news is that research has shown that people who ..."
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"... situation. Dr. Useem came to identity three distinctly separate cultures these children had been exposed to: ▪ The “first culture” refers to the home or Passport Culture. ▪ The “second culture” is all of the places a child has ever lived. ▪ The “third culture” is the ..."
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"... of people who have done the same thing. What she discovered is that the sense of belonging is found neither in the home culture nor in the host culture, but with others who share the experience of living outside their Passport Cultures. - The Expanded Definition - Dave Pollock, ..."
"...Passport CultureKid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ Passport 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, ..."

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Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...Passport Culturehing else you have to deal with when entering or re-entering a country, cultural misunderstandings or incidents, as Craig Storti describes in his book, The Art of Crossing Cultures, are taking place left and right. Again, because you think you know your Passport Culture well, or because you think you ..."

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"...Passport Culturee (at the beginning of Chapter 1) who attended a Transition /Re-entry Seminar, all of the TCKs I have interviewed and spoken with over the years while preparing to write this book had not received any kind of preparation before returning to their Passport Culture. Many of them were not ..."

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