Featured TCK Resources & Information

Lisa Liang - Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey & Intercultural Storytelling

Elizabeth (Lisa) Liang, the keynote speaker for our 8th Annual TCK Symposium in February 2020, is “an actress, writer, producer, and workshop leader. Her one-woman show, Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey, toured internationally in theatres, festivals, Off-Off-Broadway, the US college circuit, conferences, international schools, and the US Embassy from 2013 to 2019. It was made into a movie, now on DVD and streamable … She has acted on stage, new media, television, and film. Elizabeth (Lisa) has led her workshop on creating a solo show, memoir, or personal essay at colleges, universities, and conferences in the US; she has also led private sessions in L.A. and via Skype with participants in Asia, Latin America, and Europe.”

We were so grateful to hear from Lisa and engage in her storytelling workshop - check out Alien Citizen and the workshop at these links: [Educational Use] [Home Use]


Weam Elsheikh - OSU Thesis

Weam Elsheikh, a TCK and recent recipient of a Masters of Science in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University, wrote her thesis on the topic of “Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and their Sense of Belonging on U.S College Campuses.” Many TCKs from Lewis & Clark were interviewed by Weam to provide insight for her research, so this thesis is an excellent way to learn about connecting to Lewis & Clark and other TCKs here.

Read Weam’s thesis here.

And, if you would like to use Weam’s thesis in your own research/writing, please cite her work. Here is an MLA-style citation you can use: Elsheikh, Weam. “Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and Their Sense of Belonging on U.S College Campuses.” Oregon State University, 13 May 2020.


AES Conversation Partners Program

The AES Conversation Partners Program is a partnership between TCK Board and Academic English Studies (AES) Department at Lewis & Clark College. By pairing proficient English speakers with international students who want to improve their English-language abilities, Conversation Partners promotes English-language fluency and confidence, fosters friendships, and encourages cross-cultural understanding. Conversation partners will generally meet once a week and will periodically check in with Brenna, the TCK Intern. Contact Brenna at if you would like to learn more about the Conversation Partners Program.


TCK Intern Office Hours

Brenna, the TCK Intern for the 2020-2021 academic year, will be holding limited office hours in the ISS Office each Wednesday from 3 to 5 PM to be available to any and all TCKs at Lewis & Clark. She will be sitting outside the ISS Office (third floor of Templeton). Drop by during those hours, or email Brenna at if you would like to meet with her at a specific time - either in-person or virtually.


We have listed books, articles, social media accounts, and websites for TCK-oriented organizations to aid and advise TCKs on campus. Links are available in the tabs to the right.