Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Video: Third culture kids and Global Nomads, their point of view!

Here is a film produced by ECIS. In the film children third culture kids are interviewed on different topics. These kids have lived in many different countries across the globe. Watch and listen to their story. First they explain in their own words what a third culture kid is.

This is list of the advantages of growing up as a third culture kid, as told by the children in the video. 

The kids say that they:
  1. Are more accepting of different cultures and other people.
  2. Learn more new cultures and learn new languages.
  3. Can understand the world better if you live in different parts of the world.
  4. Can see more of the world and not live a boring life.
  5. Can move around and have experiences that most other kids don't have.
  6. Get to meet new people.
  7. Get to make many new friends.
  8. Have an extra level of knowledge.
  9. Enjoy life and do not take things for granted (they have seen poverty and seen the extremes of life).
  10. Have more opportunities and can get a better education.

In a future blog post I will talk about the challenges the kids mention. Here's a list of My 10 disadvantages of growing up in another culture. I have written about My 10 advantages of growing up in another culture.  

If you want to know more about what children think of growing up abroad then I can recommend this interview What it's like to a third culture kid. Eleven year old Eliana explains all about being a TCK. She even has her own blog: TCKids (for Kids by a Kid).

What's your experience? What's your story? I would love to hear from you.

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