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Filipino Third Culture Kid: Perspectives of TCKs in an Increasingly Xenophobic World
Sep30

Filipino Third Culture Kid: Perspectives of TCKs in an Increasingly Xenophobic World

Filipino Third Culture Kid: Perspectives of TCKs in an Increasingly Xenophobic World by Marie Chantal Marauta Recent years have seen a steady increase in media coverage on Third Culture Kids, otherwise known as TCKs. These are kids who spent most, if not all, of their formative years being raised in a culture that was completely different from that of either of their parents. As a result, most TCKs end up no longer truly identifying...

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Adopted: The Faces of Teen Acclimatization in the UAE
Aug28

Adopted: The Faces of Teen Acclimatization in the UAE

  Unlike their homeland-based counterparts, the children of Filipino expat families are exposed to many opportunities and challenges that come with living in a more multi-cultural environment.  Didi Paterno-Magpali takes a look at teens in the UAE to see how they are adjusting, and not just settling in, but growing up in a land different from their own. Marianne Dominique Dinsay, 13 years old, has lived a life of a teenage...

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Third Culture Kids, One Culture World
May12

Third Culture Kids, One Culture World

By David Poarch Originally published in Illustrado January 2009 Top Photo: Galina Barskaya – Dreamstime.com With the world becoming an increasingly smaller place, where multiracial interaction has become commonplace, the challenges faced by globally nomadic kids has become more relevant than ever.  Illustrado contributor David Poarch delves into the complex existence of Filipino Third Culture Kids. Fresh off a two-year journey...

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