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Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kids at Liberty

"A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents' culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK's life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background."
- David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken

The Center for Global Engagement seeks to be a resource to the wide spectrum of Third Culture Kids (TCKs) in the university's student body. If you are currently a TCK studying at Liberty, a TCK considering enrolling, or just a friend of TCKs, we would love to hear from you and help answer any questions you might have about life as a TCK on our campus. Whether you are a business kid, a military kid, a missionary kid (MK), or another type of TCK, we'd love to meet you and be a part of your time at Liberty.

We'd love to let you know about upcoming TCK events and other TCK connections at Liberty. Email us to get on our mailing list.

Upcoming Events:

  • Family Feud | Thursday, Mar. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. | Green Hall 2534 (CGE Classroom)
    Come be a part of our version of Family Feud. We will split you up into two teams and let you feud for the title of Family Feud winners. It will be a fun competition with a prize for the winning team. We will also be providing light refreshments such as coffee and tea before the game starts.
  • Breakfast & Answers | Tuesday, Mar. 29, 6-8 p.m. | Location TBD
    Come eat breakfast for dinner at this TCK event. We will be serving you food and then giving you the opportunity to choose a few short table discussions to sit through talking about topics specifically chosen for TCKs. These topics might range from how to use your TCK experiences on job applications to how to work through the transition of culture shock. 
  • Olympic Games | Saturday, April 9, 2-5 p.m. | Camp Hydaway
    In honor of the coming Olympics, we are holding our own Olympic Games, Camp Hydaway style. These games are your typical summer Olympic events with a surprise twist. So, It does not matter if you are athletically inclined or not, the games are for everyone. So, come prepared to have fun, eat snacks, and WIN!

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