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.

Kaiomi Inniss is the TCK Student Coordinator for 2018 Conference. She is Trinidadian and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the United States. Kaiomi is currently a Junior majoring in Global Environmental Studies with a concentration in Urban Development and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to read, travel and write and runs her own travel blog! 

Kaiomi holds weekly office hours where she is able to meet TCK students interested in chatting about TCK in the Clark and Worcester Community. For Spring 2018, her office hours are Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Academic Commons. Please feel free to contact Kaiomi!




Lital Dotan is the co-chair for the 2017 TCK Conference. Lital is half Honduran and half Israeli, she has moved back and forth between Honduras and Israel as well as a short time in Ecuador. She is a sophmore double majoring in Theater Arts and Psychology, with a Biology minor. She loves traveling, muscial theater, and comic books.


Past T.C.K. Coordinators include:

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