Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

To collaboratively ignite global transformational movements for the care and equipping of the Third Culture Kid (TCK) community.

Our Mission

Interaction International collaborates and networks to provide a quality flow of care for the global TCK community; this is accomplished by a worldwide strategy of developing services and resources, providing curriculum and training, and advocating for the needs and potential of TCKs.

"What’s a Third Culture Kid?

A third culture kid is an individual who, having spent a significant part of their development years in a culture other than their parents’ home culture, develops a sense of relationship to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Elements from each culture are incorporated into the life experience, but the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar experience."
- David C. Pollock

Our Core Values

First, Interaction is committed to meeting the lifelong
needs (personal, spiritual, emotional, and academic) of
TCKs as children, adolescents and adults.

Second, Interaction is committed to being a catalyst and a resource in the development of programs and services to better meet the needs of internationally mobile families and TCKs personally, spiritually, emotionally, and academically.

Fourth, because educators, caregivers, and sending agency personnel have a tremendous impact on the development of TCKs–and on the welfare of families, Interaction seeks to equip these people to work with (and within) this unique expatriate community.

Third, Interaction believes that TCKs are of great personal worth: They have tremendous ability to impact the world in significant ways because of their background and experiences as TCKs. Interaction works with educators, caregivers, and sending agency personnel to develop and strengthen the potential of TCKs.

And fifth, Interaction is committed to developing a flow of care; preparing TCKs and internationally mobile families for living and working overseas; supporting them while overseas; and, assisting them in transition and reentry and TCKs personally, spiritually, emotionally, and academically.