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.

Farah Weannara is the TCK Student Coordinator this year for the second time, after serving in the same role as a Junior. She is half Thai and half Dutch. She has lived in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and France. Currently, her family resides in The Netherlands. Farah is a graduate student in the Graduate School of Management and is concentrating in Information Management & Business Analytics. She loves exploring new places, reading and trying different pastries!

Please feel free to contact Farah!  Farah also holds office hours each week when she is available to meet with TCKs who are interested in learning more about the TCK community at Clark and in Worcester.  During Fall 2016, Farah will be available on Mondays from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM in the Conference Room on the Basement level of Corner House.


Kaiomi Inniss is the co-chair for the 2016 TCK Conference. Kaiomi was born in Trinidad and Tobago, moved to the United States, and then to Barbados. She is a sophomore majoring in Global Environmental Studies. She loves to read, write and travel.

Please feel free to contact Kaiomi!

Past T.C.K. Coordinators include:

2013- Maisha McCormick '13
2014- Michino Hisabayashi '15
2015- Farah Weannara '16
2016- Santiago Deambrosi '17