Roberts Wesleyan College is proud to have a Mu Kappa chapter on campus to welcome and encourage American students who have grown up overseas as TCKS (Third Culture Kids). Whether you spent your whole life overseas or just a year or two, you have a unique story and experience that broadens your perspective and may make your college transition and experience different from those who have grown up solely in the states. Mu Kappa gives students a place to connect, process, and learn how to use their multicultural experiences to benefit campus and glorify God.
What is a TCK?
TCKs, or third culture kids, are people who have spent a significant number of their early developmental years in a culture different from that of their parent's culture or their passport of origin. For example, if my parents are North American but I grew up in Korea, then my culture is neither American or Korean; I belong to an amalgamation of those two cultures or a "third culture." Missionary kids (MKs), military kids and children of diplomats or international business professionals often identify as a TCK. No matter what part of the world they’ve come from, most TCKs feel and recognize a fraternal bond with other TCKs.
Lauren Eggleton: Russia
Tina Tsoukalas: South Africa for three years,
Zambia for the past seven
Making tapioca pearls for homemade bubble tea
Making Brazilian Bridadeiros