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Neil Rutherford is a TCK who was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His mother decided in 2001 that she wanted to see the world, so she changed her profession from a mortgage broker to an elementary school teacher, and the two of them have been travelling the world ever since. Neil has lived in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Pachuca, Mexico, Shanghai, China, Bangkok, Thailand, and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  He graduated from the International School of Ulaanbaatar with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in 2012, and decided to go back to the United States for college.  Neil’s decision to attend Lewis & Clark was significantly influenced by its strong TCK program, and is now a senior majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Chinese.

As the ISS/TCK Intern, Neil heads the celebrated Third Culture Kids program at Lewis & Clark. He works under the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS). 

Feel free to contact Neil if you have questions about the TCK program at Lewis & Clark.  His email is:



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