Expat Bookshop has teamed up with TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next Stop, to create a comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs and websites.

Have we missed anything? Let Jack know at jack@summertimepublishing.com.

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NEW YORK TIMES / EXPATRIATE LIFE

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/category/expatriate-life/

Although no longer active, the archives of this excellent NYT initiative are home to a range of valuable articles on expat life and TCKs.

NEXT STOP: MUSINGS OF A TCK

www.tcknextstop.wordpress.com

Dounia Bertuccelli is a TCK who grew up in Cyprus, USA, Mexico, Philippines, Australia and France. Her blog focuses on her experiences as an Adult Third Culture Kid and growing up as a TCK. Next Stop is an eclectic collection of non-fiction prose, poetry, book reviews and photography.

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PAINTING PICTURES: BLOG SERIES ON THIRD CULTURE KIDS
www.djiboutijones.com/painting-pictures-third-culture-kid-series
Find a list of compelling TCK-related articles compiled (and frequently written) by Rachel Pieh Jones, an expat, author, development worker and mother of three Third Culture Kids. US-born Rachel has lived in Somalia, Kenya, France and Djibouti.

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RAISING TCKS: ONE MOTHER’S JOURNEY…
http://raisingtcks.com/
Originally from the US, MaDonna Maurer and her husband (a German adult TCK) currently live in Asia. She describes her family as the “Fusion Family, for we seem to be fused together by culture, race, and disabilities”.

RESTLESS FINGERS: A WRITING TCK

www.scribblepapers.wordpress.com

This TCK has lived in three countries for at least a year each, and in two others for around six months each. She has family on two continents, and friends across the globe. She is also diabetic (diagnosed at the age of 2). These experiences, and her dad’s challenge to her to start writing short pieces, inspired her to start the blog.

RNG INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS (BLOG)

http://rnginternational.com/our-blog/

RNG offers a wide range of educational consulting, from assisting international students with US college admissions to finding the right learning environment for those with learning disabilities. The RNG blog often covers TCK- and CCK-related topics.

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SEA CHANGE MENTORING

http://seachangementoring.com

Their vision is to “provide short-term guidance and professional mentors to third culture, global nomad and expat students in high school and university.”

SILVANA MONDO

http://silvanamondo.com

As a TCK Silvana travelled between Germany, Italy, Thailand and Yugoslavia and finally to America. Her website concentrates on travel between these countries, often relating personal stories but also style, politics and film/arts. Find a social media workshop available for free through her GlobalNiche programme.

SLURPING SOUP

www.slurpingsoup.com/category/blog/

Blog from Maryam Afnan Ahmad, Cherie Emigh, Ulrike Gemmer, Bárbara Menezes, Kathryn Tonges or Lucinda Willshire, the six co-authors of Slurping Soup and Other Confusions, a collection of real-life stories and related activities for your TCKs.

Read more about the book, Slurping Soup and Other Confusions: True stories and activities to help third culture kids during transition (Summertime Publishing), here.

STUDY ABROAD BLOG, THE

http://thestudyabroadblog.com/

This comprehensive resource includes real-life study abroad stories as well as plenty of support on studying abroad, travelling as a student on a budget, learning a language, and more.

SUMMERTIME PUBLISHING

http://www.summertimepublishing.com/

Summertime Publishing specialises in publishing and republishing books by and for people living abroad with a particular emphasis on third culture kids and issues affecting the global family.

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TAYLOR JOY MURRAY

http://taylorjoymurray.com/

Author of Hidden in My Heart: A TCK’s Journey through Cultural Transition, Taylor Murray has a passion for writing and supporting third culture kids. A TCK herself, Taylor desires to give voice to the unheard life stories of those living abroad and the people who impact them. She lives in Hiroshima, Japan.

TCKID

http://tckid.com/

The TCKid Community is a free forum where you can connect and communicate with TCKids around the world. This active global community also has an educational TV/radio station for TCKs.

TCK DATING

http://tckdating.wordpress.com/

Third culture kids have a multicultural background and yet do not identify fully with a single one. TCK Dating tackles questions like: How do TCKs turn out as adults? How does this translate into dating and relationships? Do they want to date others like them who have an eclectic background and who may understand them better? Can they be happy dating people who have spent their whole life living in one city? How do cultures come into play in dating and longer term relationships?

TCK HACKER

www.tckhacker.wordpress.com

Adult TCK Adam Hacker shares his insights on growing up abroad, travelling and keeping in touch with your global network. His aim is to “promote knowledge of foreign cultures and be a catalyst of growth and change”.

TCK ON A MISSION – TAYO ROCKSON

http://tayorockson.com/blog/

Tayo Rockson is a TCK using his difference to make a difference – and encouraging others to do the same. Includes articles from other TCKs and regular podcasts with TCKs around the globe. Tayo is also the creator of Use Your Difference Media.

THIRD CULTURE KID LIFE

www.thirdculturekidlife.com

A series of reflections on life as a TCK from content developer, SEO specialist, author, and TCK public speaker James R. Mitchener. Born in England, James has lived in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and France, spending multiple stints in Hong Kong and America.

THIRD CULTURE LITERATURE

http://thirdcultureliterature.blogspot.com/

This blog defines third culture literature; describes what is distinctive and interesting about it; and discusses third culture authors. Audience: TCKs, CCKs, people who like to read; also literary academics new to third culture studies.

THIRD CULTURE MAMA

www.thirdculturemama.com

Antjie writes about parenting and life as an adult TCK. Antjie was born in Switzerland, has lived most of her life in France, but has also lived in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, China and the United States.

THIRD CULTURE TEACHER

www.thirdcultureteacher.com

Musings on TCK and expat life from an adult TCK turned international teacher of Humanities. Includes posts aimed at teacher and parents too.

THIS.IS.KATHA

http://thisiskatha.blogspot.de/

Captures Katharina’s general thoughts as well as reflections on the TCK experience and happenings in the TCK world. At the time of publishing, Katharina is a college student who spent a few years in Uganda and South Africa and is now based in Germany.

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UNSETTLED TCK

www.ceciliahaynes.com/blog

Writer, photographer and curriculum designer Cecilia describes herself as a “state department brat”. She was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Taiwan, New Delhi, Chennai, Manila, Calcutta, Beijing, and around the U.S. Her blog “Unsettled TCK” covers her travels and various TCK-related thoughts and experiences.

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VALÉRIE BESANCENEY: A TCK MOTHER TEACHER AUTHOR

www.valeriebesanceney.com

Valérie Besanceney is a quintessential Third Culture Kid (TCK). Originally Dutch, she grew up changing schools and countries four times by the time she had graduated high school. As an adult, she has lived and worked in 10 different countries before finally settling down in Switzerland with her American husband and two young TCK daughters. She hopes to reach out to educators of TCKs, parents of TCKs and TCKs themselves. Valérie is also the author of B at Home, a story about the experiences of a young girl and her teddy bear who have to move (once again).

Read more about the book, B at Home: Emma Moves Again (Summertime Publishing) here on Expat Bookshop.

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WHEN YOU’RE A THIRD CULTURE KID

http://whenyoureathirdculturekid.tumblr.com/

This is a humor blog which includes GIFs and captions. It’s light-hearted and has over 6,000 tumblr followers and over 1,000 Facebook likes.

WORLD OF EXPATS

www.worldofexpats.com/living-abroad-family

The ‘Living Abroad with Family’ section on this global living website has some interesting posts on parenting abroad as well as the occasional TCK article.

Find Part 1 (A-M) HERE.

 

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