Third Culture Kids: How do mobility and international education impact children?

April 23-24, 2024 – This is the e-handout for the parents & alumni webinar at Aiglon College and a Resources List for students, parents and alumni.


The slide deck from the Parents & Alumni webinar is available in PDF format below.


For more resources, see here or Tanya Crossman’s list of recommended resources.

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd Edition – Pollock, Van Reken & Pollock (2017).

Japanese translation of Third Culture Kids:『サードカルチャーキッズ国際移動する子どもたち』 著者:デビッド・C. ポロック、 ルース=ヴァン・リーケン 、マイケル・V. ポロック 著 嘉納もも日部八重子峰松愛子 訳

Third Culture Kids & Parachute Kids: Building their resilience – Webinar by Families in Global Transition with Dr. Tim Stuart, Head of School at International Community School of Addis Ababa, and Dr. Jang Eun Cho, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.

Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging – Danau Tanu (2018, 2020)

Racism in international education. Growing Up in Transit - in paperback poster

TCKs of Asia live forums & podcast.

TCKs of Asia w team profile pics

Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century – by Tanya Crossman. See website

Safe Passage: How mobility affects people & what international schools should do about it – Doug Ota (2014).

Photo of two books. First book on the left is titled: Safe Passage: How mobility affect students and what international schools should do about it. Second book is titled: Misunderstood: The impact of mobility in the 21st century

Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey – An award-winning film by Elizabeth Liang. Read the film review.

Poster: Hapalis Prods presents Elizabeth Liang's Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey. Directed by Sofie Calderon. Photo of Liang in black shirt and pointing. Logos of three awards.

TCK therapists

Lois Bushong – Counselor, International Speaker and Author of “Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile”

Sodachi-net Tabunka CROSS provides therapy sessions in Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), and English. 育ちネット多文化 CROSS は日中英の3カ国語でのカウンセリングを東京にて提供しています。創設者の初田 美紀子さんが主催している TCK Podcast もご参照下さい。

TCK care & support

Families in Global Transition hosts conferences for TCK families, carers and researchers.

TCK Workshop provides bilingual Japanese-English tutoring for TCKs.

TCK Training provides support to schools, organizations and parents. See also their resources.

Other resources

For more resources, see here or Tanya Crossman’s list of recommended resources.