International Students and Scholars Office

Clark students

Third Culture Kids


Have you ever had a situation when you're asked "WHERE ARE YOU FROM" and it is actually quite difficult to say a one-word answer? Well, you're not alone. Clark University is home to a vibrant community of Third Culture Kids and Global Nomads!

A Global Nomad or Third Culture Kid (TCK) is:

A person of any age or nationality who has lived a significant part of his/her developmental years in one or more countries outside his/her passport country because of a parent's occupation. Children raised as global nomads can be the offspring of diplomatic, international business, government agency, international agency, missionary, or military personnel, or indeed of people living internationally mobile lives for any professional reason. Typically, global nomads share a unique cultural heritage.

The International Students and Scholars Office offers support services for Clark's TCK community. Every year we have a TCK Student Coordinator who holds regular meetings and social activities with TCKs.



Santiago Deambrosi is the TCK Student Coordinator. Santiago is orginally from Buenos Aires, but has moved all over Latin-America-having lived in Argentina, Honduras, Uruguay and Colombia. His home is currently in Washington D.C., where his family resides. He is a junior majoring in Math & Physics.

Please feel free to contact Santiago!






Melina Soledad Toscani is the Co-Chair for the 2016 TCK Conference. She was born in Argentina, but moved for the first time at the age of five. Since then, she has lived in the United States, Uruguay, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil and China. She speaks four languages- Spanish, English, Portugese and conversational Mandarin. She has attended international schools most of her life. Melina is a senior majoring in International Development and Social Change with a concentration in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She loves reading, manual crafts, watching obnoxious dramatic telenovels (soap operas) and meeting new people.


Please feel free to contact Melina!


Past T.C.K. Coordinators include:


2013- Maisha McCormick '13
2014- Michino Hisabayashi '15

2015- Farah Weannara '16