Saying Hi and Requesting Help

Posted: 24th October 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

Hi TCKs and Adult TCKs,

I grew up in many places just as you did or are doing right now. The longest I lived in one place while growing up was in Yokohama, Japan. After Japan we moved to Alaska, which is part of the US but still far away from the lower ’48. The rest of my story is too long for this particular blog post.

I have just recently discovered the phenomena of TCKs and love it because I always knew in my heart there was something special and unique about my growing up experience others without the same experience could not  relate to or comprehend. This discovery led me to study the potential of adult TCKs as leaders with global mindset, which has become the focus of my doctoral studies.

If you are interested in finding out more about what I am doing and/or interested in taking a survey about your experiences please contact me

I look forward to being a part of this TCK group because it gives me a place that feels a little bit like I am coming home. It’s a place where I can find people who share similar experiences and stories.


Patricia Stokke


  1. Anonymous says:

    I gave my dissertation proposal presentation on Friday. My dissertation committee approved my research on adult third culture kids as potential leaders with global mindset. Now I have to fill out IRB paperwork, get that approval and then I can begin the actual research. Looking forward to hearing from everyone who is interested in taking the survey. Email me at or for more details. Thank you to those of you who have already responded.