Third culture kids is a term to describe people who are raised in a culture other than their parents’ or the culture of the country named on their passport for a significant part of their childhood. Third culture kids are often exposed to a greater variety of cultural influences.
While not really identifying with one culture, can make it difficult to feel like you belong anywhere there are benefits to being a third culture kids. For example, research finds that they are generally more tolerant of different cultures and of people of different backgrounds than individuals who do not share this culturally diverse background. Third Culture kids also find it easier to adapt to new cultures and understand how to behave appropriately in these new environments.
Tayo Rockson, a diversity and inclusion expert, is harnessing the insights, knowledge and cultural awareness he has gained from being a third culture kid to enable people to communicate more effectively across cultural divides, connect with others in a meaningful way, and celebrate the differences around us all. On our final episode for 2019, Tayo will share how you can use your differences to make a difference.