Family Relocation: The Challenges and Benefits for Third Culture Kids

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Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are children who have spent a significant part of their developmental years in a culture different from that of their parents or the culture of their country of nationality. This often occurs due to family relocation for reasons such as job placements, military assignments, or diplomatic missions. The term “third culture” refers to the mixed identity that a child assumes, influenced both by their parents’ culture and the culture(s) in which they are raised.

Understanding The Impact of Relocation on Non-Working Partners

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Imagine this: your family is uprooted, and you find yourself in a brand-new city, with your partner’s job being the driving force behind this massive change. While the entire family grapples with the challenges of relocation, it’s often the non-working partner (or ‘trailing spouse’) who bears the weight of some of the most significant difficulties during this transition.
Relocating for a job can be a rollercoaster ride for the entire family, but the non-working partner’s journey is unique and often overlooked. In this article, we’ll delve into the unspoken challenges that non-working partners face when relocating and explore how companies can offer the support needed to make this transition smoother.

International Insurance for Expats


As Klippa expands its operation across the globe it’s only natural that we offer a range of auxiliary services to complement our coverage. We are pleased to advise that we can now offer a range of international expatriate insurance products via our partner, William Russell.

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