Ruth Van Reken


Consultant, co-author Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds.. (more)

Paulette Bethel


PhD (ABD), MA, LMFT is the founder of Brighter Pathway International, PLLC, a consultancy and a global executive coaching agency... (more)


Brice Royer


TCKID Founder
TCKworld and TCK Everywhere Facebook group admin, online media consultant, and social entrepreneur... (more)

7 Things Every TCK Should Know

Ask questions. Talk to Experts. Get answers. The first free teleclass and conference online for Third Culture Kids and Adults.

1. How do I learn to recognize and develop fully the gifts I received from this TCK experience?

2. How can I make and maintain friendships with non-TCKs and TCKs?

3. How do I sort out who I am and where I belong when I can’t get past the feeling of belonging “everywhere and nowhere?”

4. How do I deal with the grief I still feel from long ago losses of country and friends?

5. How do I stop restlessness, and the cycles of separation and loss I continue to create for myself because I can’t seem to stay in one place more than 2-3 years?

6. How can I not forget and lose my past while moving towards the future?

7. How do I deal with the loneliness I sometimes feel, even when others are around?

"The teleclass was extremely healing and affirmed my identity."
- Jan, B.C, Canada

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Were you helped by TCK Academy? Please let us know and share your story! Your toll-free testimonial recording line is: 1-800-609-9006 x3775. International callers may use 678-255-2174.


Update: Ruth Van Reken's teleclass has now ended. Sign up to get the recording and for more teleclasses and Expert Interviews. You're all invited to join us!


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Sign-up below to receive a Free 5-part mini-course titled: "TCK Relationships and Grief" by Ruth Van Reken, sent to your email every other day. You will pre-register to the TCK Academy's Expert Interview Series and Teleclasses.

There is no obligation to ask questions. You'll be notified when the class begins and receive free email tips from Ruth. Your privacy is protected.


What is a teleclass?

TeleClasses are live, interactive training classes conducted over the telephone through state-of- the-art teleconferencing bridge systems. You will receive timely tips, tools, strategies and techniques over the telephone that can benefit your life immediately. All of this from the convenience of your home or office and with no travel time.


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Girl Scouts of the USA
MTW Global Youth & Family Ministry
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How does it work?

Each TeleClass is facilitated by a host. The host welcomes each caller and asks their name and where they are from. Sessions are usually one hour long, sometimes discussion-based, and occasionally lecture-based. Just like a live seminar, students may participate as much --or as little -- as they wish.

Is this free?

Yes. You will have the option to listen on the phone or online using a webcast with no long distance charges. Fees apply to International callers which is why the free option to listen and ask questions online is offered. The teleclass is sponsored by the generous support of TCKID members.