The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

What does 'Third Culture' mean?

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

Third Culture

The community of people who share the experience of living outside their passport cultures and are in the process of relating to another culture. Another way of expressing it is the expatriate culture.

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"... You are taking the necessary steps that can lead you where you want to go and these pages will help you get there. - What is a Global Nomad/Third Culture Kid? - Some of you may have heard these interchangeable terms before and know a little or a lot about their profile. Others of ..."
"...Third Cultureay have heard these interchangeable terms before and know a little or a lot about their profile. Others of you may be hearing for the first time that you have a name. Sociologists call people who grow up outside their parents’ home culture or cultures global nomads (GNs) or third ..."
"...Third Cultureent as my “poster child” because he is the quintessential Third Culture kid returning to his passport country for college. I knew him in his Swiss international high school as a dynamic, intelligent, talented, and gifted student who was a bit of a “class clown,” pulling stunts that would have ..."
"...the home culture. An adult understands that he or she is an English person who happens to be living in Japan or a Kenyan living in Germany and so on. Third Culture kids live in a world that changes culturally and physically during their ever-important formative years. The book, Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds by David Pollock and Ruth Van Reken is filled with many ‘a-ha’ moments for me. This is the first: ..."
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"... are more a part of the host culture in which they have been immersed than the culture or cultures their parents hail from. - Belonging to the Third Culture Tribe - - What is the Third Culture? - People ask all the time, “What exactly is the ‘third culture’?” Social scientist ..."
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"... they have been immersed than the culture or cultures their parents hail from. - Belonging to the Third Culture Tribe - - What is the Third Culture? - People ask all the time, “What exactly is the ‘third culture’?” Social scientist Ruth Hill-Useem coined the term “third ..."
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"... issues from their childhoods. Together with Ruth Van Reken, who grew up in Nigeria and struggled with the same issues from her childhood, Dave wrote Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds and gave us this expanded definition of a Third Culture Kid: A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a ..."
"...A Third Culture Kid (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 ..."
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"... of their national, ethnic or cultural heritage. Together these students form a common, shared set of experiences. - What Does it Mean to be a Third Culture Kid? - Whether you are a student, a parent, an educator or a counselor, if you have not already done so, I would highly ..."
"...Whether you are a student, a parent, an educator or a counselor, if you have not already done so, I would highly recommend that you read Pollock and Van Reken’s Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds. In fact, if it has been awhile since you first read it, I would encourage you to read it again. The first time I read the “purple book,” as it is affectionately referred to by many, I read it through the lens of a ..."
"...Third Culturepon the third reading that it struck me that my name was written all over those pages. I too, am a TCK and I had not fully appreciated how that had impacted my life. I finally understood so many things about myself that I didn’t even have words for before. ..."
"...Third Culture by going back to Pollock’s expanded TCK definition and look closely at the last phrase: “…the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.” Remember what Dr. Useem found in her research – that Third Culture kids preferred to hang out with kids who had ..."
"...Third Culturein a highly mobile world. When TCKs move back and forth between host and home countries they must say good-bye to their friends in the host country and hello to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and maybe old friends in the “home” country. Then, when the time comes to return to ..."
"...Third Culture cultural chameleons – they wait and watch to determine which cultural color they must turn into in order to fit in. The power of observation is a skill that serves Third Culture kids well throughout life, whether it is when attending a new school (e.g. college/university), a social gathering ..."
"...Third Culturebal citizen, global nomad, Third Culture kid who has adopted languages, customs, and belief systems of other cultures in addition to those of your home culture. They have shaped you, just as everyone’s experiences have shaped them, to be the individual human being that you are. These experiences and influences ..."
"...Lisa and others like her are what Van Reken has defined in the 2009 revised edition of Third Culture Kids as “Cross-Cultural Kids” (CCKs): “A person who has lived in or meaningfully interacted with two or more cultural environments for a significant period of time during their first 18 years.” Among others, these could be: ..."

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"... that pervaded her university. Culture is everywhere. - The Five Stages - Following are the five stages as adapted from Pollock and Van Reken’s Third Culture Kids and Jean Larsen’s Transitions and TCKs: - Stage 1 – Involvement - This is the state of normalcy as you know it. ..."

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Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"...Third Cultureid, it is worth mentioning that not all counselors are attuned to the issues of Third Culture kids/global nomads/international students. Some TCKs have reported their student mental health visits were actually counter-productive. As one American TCK who was raised in Europe said, “When my mental health counselor couldn’t even tell ..."

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"...Third Cultureed to answer the essay question, “Who Are You?” with a few paragraphs on Third Culture kids. She had been familiar with the term and the profile and felt it was a good way to share with others how she cannot be labeled as an American just because she looked, ..."

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"...Third Cultureer the lesson you took away from Chapter 1 about where TCKs find their sense of belonging? The answer is: with others of shared experience – the Third Culture experience. In other words, with people who have lived outside of their passport countries during childhood. TCKs need to be with ..."

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"...When I read Dr. Barbara Schaetti’s addendum, “A Most Excellent Journey” to Robin Pascoe’s book, Raising Global Nomads, I felt like the light bulb finally turned on in my brain. I got it! Up until three years ago when reading Dave Pollock’s and Ruth Van Reken’s Third Culture Kids book I had been one of those people who suffered from what Dr. Schaetti explains as “terminal uniqueness syndrome.” I knew I was different but couldn’t understand why. ..."
"...Third Cultureck with Dr. Schaetti’s TCK identity development model (adapted in part from William E. Cross Jr.’s seminal research on identity development), I feel compelled to share it with every TCK and ATCK I meet. It is so profound and yet the concept is so simple, I feel that every TCK ..."
"...Third Cultureduate students from a local university desperately wanted to come to a talk I gave on Third Culture kids but didn’t have the transportation, so I met with them on their campus. It was very clear that these Asian/American ATCKs were in the Exploration stage of their identity development. Unlike ..."
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"... led extraordinary and privileged lives. Once I understand that, je me sens bien dans ma peau (I feel good in my skin). - Third Culture Person Reacculturation Tool - Dr. Rachel Timmons, Associate Professor of Education at California Baptist University has developed a tool I give out to ..."
"...Dr. Rachel Timmons, Associate Professor of Education at California Baptist University has developed a tool I give out to every student who attends my “Transitioning Successfully for University” seminar. Ever since I was first introduced to the Third Culture Person (TCP) Reacculturation rubric, I have been sold on its relevance and effectiveness as a self-help tool for individuals going through transition. ..."
"...Third Culture a Sense of Self-efficacy as a TCP – As you work through your transition period you begin to develop a sense of self-efficacy as a Third Culture person. Self-efficacy in transition means you have realized that you have become someone who is able to complete cross-cultural transitions without losing ..."
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"... in each of the categories is meant to provide general ideas to cause thought and reflection concerning the transition process. Third Culture Person Dr. Rachel Limited Competencies Developing Competencies Reverse Culture Shock ▫ Experiences negative feelings toward home ..."

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"... through this book by reading from front to back cover, you should at this point: Understand that you are a Third Culture kid (TCK)/global nomad (GN) and have a sense of the influence that has had on your life. Know that you are going through the stages of transition. You know what to expect ..."

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"...Third Culture, people like me didn’t know we were global nomads or Third Culture kids; those terms hadn’t yet been popularized and disseminated. The idea of re-entry shock was nowhere on our horizon, and even the idea of culture shock wasn’t much discussed in the expatriate world. No one at SAS ..."
"...No longer! The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition may be the best gift a parent or educator can give you, or which you can give yourself. There’s nothing else available like it. I recommend you put it in your suitcase, right along with a copy of Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing up Among Worlds. Better yet, read both books ahead of time, give copies to your parents, teachers, and friends, and discuss the core ideas together. And if you’ve already made the transition to university, I still recommend this book to you; it is ..."

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