Third Culture Kids
Culturally, the child of a missionary does not belong to the first culture (of the parents) or the second (of the mission field). Instead, the child belongs to a unique mixture, the third culture—which can leave the child feeling out of place in the first and the second. Unrecognized and unresolved issues can affect an entire life-time. Fortunately, recent research along with abundant experience can assist both parents and children.
InterMission members are committed to helping Third Culture Kids in their transitions. We believe they need tools which will help them throughout life. They also need to know they are not alone; they need to meet and come to love many other kids just like themselves. InterMission hosts a camp each summer called Global Reunion specifically for TCKs. InterMission also has special classes for TCKs at each ReEntry and InterNational InterMission.