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Finding Home Between Worlds

“‘The ache for home lives in all of us,’ writes Maya Angelou, ‘the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.’ For some, whose childhoods were scattered around the world, home is a tapestry of foreign memories. For some, whose answer to Where are you from? is all but straightforward, home has more than one address. For some who call themselves Third Culture Kids (TCKs), the ache for home is constant and insatiable.”


A Snapshot of The Modern Third Culture Kid

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“Roughly half are in a relationship. Roughly half are not. The majority of those in a relationship have been dating someone for at least five years. Sixty percent want to raise their kids as TCKs. Ten percent don’t want kids.

But most interestingly, they have no plans on sticking around. When asked if they would stay in their current city two years from now, seventy percent of respondents said no or not sure. When we asked about five years from now, the number jumped to 92 percent.

And what do they most frequently say when asked “Where are you from?”

The response: “It’s complicated.””


Does your Language Shape How You Think?language

“”¦new research has revealed that when we learn our mother tongue, we do after all acquire certain habits of thought that shape our experience in significant and often surprising ways.”

Does Language Influence Culture?

Lost in Translation: New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world; a different sense of blame in Japanese and Spanish


October 2009

“When Humor Crosses Borders”

Jon Charnas (class of ”˜08) writes about how humor can be universal, and how it can define who we are as TCKs.


January 2009

The Chronicle Magazine Article on TCKs at Lewis & Clark

The Chronicle Magazine for Alumni and Parents featured an article on TCKs at Lewis & Clark!