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. We also have hosted the first ever TCK Conference at Clark in March 2013 and are in the process of planning our third annual conference on February 21, 2015.
Farah Weannara is the TCK Student Coordinator in The International Students and Scholars Office. She is a Dutch and Thai citizen, but has lived in different countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, France and the Netherlands before coming to Worcester for her Undergraduate studies. Farah is a junior majoring in Psychology and Management. She loves trying new foods, reading, traveling and meeting new people.
Please contact Farah for more information regarding the TCK programs at Clark!
Santiago Deambrosi is the Co-Chair of the TCK/Global Nomad Conference. 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 sophmore majoring in STEM fields.
Please feel free to contact Santiago!