FIGT member Sarah Kobrus shares how FIGT’s online conferences have helped her CRAFT a thriving life through the pandemic.
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Over the last two years, the world has changed in ways that most of us could never have imagined. We are still living with the pandemic, but we are also experiencing a period of social, racial, economic and environmental reckoning that spans the world. Even if by some miracle, we were to all begin to… Read More FIGT 2022 – Where Do We Go From Here?
Congratulations to Springtime Books author, Mariam N. Ottimofiore on the launch of her book, This Messy Mobile Life, at #FIGT19 in Bangkok. About This Messy Mobile Life
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
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)
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
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
Insight and Interviews from the 2015 Families in Global Transition Conference: Finding ‘Home’ Amidst Global Change. Out on Summertime Publishing and available in print and Kindle on Amazon. … Read More Insights and Interviews from the 2015 FIGT Conference
The Parfitt Pascoe Residents for #FIGT17 have been announced. This year the quality and number of applications was amazingly high and I am thrilled to introduce you to Jane from Australia, who is now a repatriate, Tone from Norway who currently lives in Oman, Mariam from Pakistan, who currently lives in Dubai, and Sarah, an American… Read More The Pascoe Parfitt Writing Residents 2017
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