LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology

TCK's - Third Culture Kids

August 06, 2020 Alexander Gmasz, Garry Levin, Nikolai Schmid Season 2 Episode 22
LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology
TCK's - Third Culture Kids
Show Notes

Introduction to "TCK's - Third Culture Kids"

In this episode of the Lifestyle, Travel & Technology podcast, the hosts Alexander, Garry & Nikki discuss something they all have in common - being TCK's - also know as Third Culture Kids. The term TCK is used to describe someone who is (or was as a child) raised in a country/culture different to the one of their parents. Alex having Austrian and Filipino parents, lived in various countries as he was growing up. The same goes for Nikki and Garry too. Nikki, having German parents, has spent a big part of his life in African countries, where as Garry, who has Russian parents was born and raised in Austria.

In this episode the hosts look at common issues and problems TCK's have or experience on a regular and share whether they can relate to it and how. There many pros and cons growing up in different countries, which will also be discussed in this episode.

Episode Summary

  • What is a TCK
  • What makes Alexander a TCK
  • What makes Nikki a TCK
  • What makes Garry a TCK
  • Pros and Cons 
  • Languages spoken withing the hosts' family's
  • Where is Home for the hosts
  • How is English for the hosts and their family's
  • What language do you think in when you are angry
  • Do the hosts feel like a foreigner in their home country's or the country of their current residence
  • Do TCK's notice other TCK's?
  • What do the hosts like and dislike about being a TCK
  • Where are you from?
  • What should TCK parents teach their kids of being a TCK?


Alexander - "...(TCK's) tend to think in various languages in various situations, at least thats the case for me..."
Garry - "...I went to an international school, so i was always surrounded by TCK's..."
Nikki - "...home is not so much connected to place, in my opinion..."

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