Author articles, Author blogs, Expat workshops & events, TCK Resources

Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, reflects on the 2017 Family in Global Transitions Conference at the Hague. Attending the Families In Global Transition 2017 conference in The Hague (Netherlands) a few weeks ago reminded me that supporting TCKs and expatriate families is what I really care about, the field I want to work in.  More from Tanya |… Read More Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

TCK Resources

Families in Global Transition Conference 2017 (#FIGT18NL)

March 8-10, 2018 “Diverse voices celebrating the past, present, and future of globally mobile lives.” From the intimate round tables at Ruth Van Reken’s kitchen,  the annual FIGT conference has become a highly-anticipated “reunion of strangers” who gather in far-away locales to celebrate the beauty of our unique tribe. To properly honour this milestone, FIGT… Read More Families in Global Transition Conference 2017 (#FIGT18NL)

Writers' Resources

Jo Parfitt offers a great opportunity to budding expat writers

Jo says… For many I have attended the Families in Global Transition Conference (FIGT). First in Indianapolis, then in Houston, then in Washington, DC and now in The Hague. Next March not only will the conference take place in The Hague but it will be FIGT’s 20th anniversary. As if that is not exciting enough,… Read More Jo Parfitt offers a great opportunity to budding expat writers

New Releases, TCK Resources

Insights and Interviews from the 2016 FIGT Conference: out now

Moving Across Cultures: Bringing Empathy and Expertise to the Evolving Global Family When a conference is as great as #FIGT16NL you want to remember all that you learned and were inspired by during the Keynotes, the Concurrent Sessions, the fast-paced Ignites and at the Kitchen Tables. It’s impossible to attend every session and for many it is impossible… Read More Insights and Interviews from the 2016 FIGT Conference: out now

Author interviews

Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken

FIGT had very humble beginnings in the Midwest USA. While trying to adjust to life in suburban Indiana after living overseas, Ruth realized that not enough help was being given to relocated families. Although relocation packages included nice benefits and practical information, they lacked support in other areas. “Topics such as transition, TCKs or spousal… Read More Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken