• 05 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online (via Zoom)
    Virtual Happy Hour

    Date: Friday, June 5, 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm EDT (New York)

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all.

    Our last Virtual Happy Hour was a moment to connect with each other and we had so much fun! 

    We would love to hear from you and know how you are doing, so don't miss this one, before we meet again in the Fall. 

    Know that if you are experiencing any challenges that we might be able to help with, please feel free to reach out. In fact, we are a community full of different valuable experiences and resources, if there is anyway we can connect you to the right place or right expert, we’d be happy to do so.

    Join us for a Virtual Happy Hour call on Friday, June 5th at 5pm. 

    Partners are welcome to join! Please sign up below to receive a Zoom link.


    For more information about the affiliate and to join their mailing list, please email newyork@figt.org.

    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Online (via Zoom)

    The Pandemic as a Portal: Using COVID-19 as a Platform for a Better Tomorrow

    Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Time: 7:00 pm CEST (Amsterdam)

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all. 

    With great enthusiasm we are bringing you our second online event.

    • How can we use the current situation to create positive change for ourselves, our global families and our communities?
    • How can we tap into our strengths and creativity?

    Pediatrician and public health expert, Dr Anisha Abraham and Educator and entrepreneur, Natasha Rekhi will discuss specific strategies for us (and our kids) to consider in coping with Covid-19, tackling challenges and paving the way for an improved future.

    About the speakers

    Dr Anisha Abraham is a pediatrician and teen health specialist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She helps teens and parents around the world using her 25 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator in the US, Asia and Europe. Her book "Raising Global Teens: Parenting in the 21st Century" will be released this autumn in local bookstores and on Amazon. For more information, see https://dranishaabraham.com/.

    Natasha Rekhi is an educator who specializes in drama and theatre and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has worked with children in Europe, Asia and The Middle East. An expatriate for much of her adult life, she uses drama as a medium to support children of globally mobile families achieve social integration in cross-cultural environments, build confidence, overcome language barriers and achieve self expression. Her Instagram page @theatre4kids is a resource for parents to find creative ideas to keep their kids engaged during Covid-19.

    Please RSVP by June 15th: netherlands@figt.org. Zoom will be given only to those who sign up for the event.


    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM (PDT)
    • Online (via Zoom)

    Do Class Differences Matter for Third Culture Kids?

    Date: Friday, June 26, 2020

    Time: 6:00 am PDT / 9:00 am EDT / 3:00 pm Vienna / 9:00 pm Singapore

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all. 

    The prevailing image of ‘Third Culture Kids (TCKs)’ and expat kids is of a group of privileged, globe-trotting children who take pride in feeling at home in airports. While there is some emerging awareness of the diversity in their experiences, much has been left unsaid about differences among TCKs. In reality, some TCKs are not as privileged or well off as others. Many grow up under very different circumstances to the globe-trotting image depending on their home or host countries and why and how their families move across borders.

    But how best can we study and analyze the impact of socio-economic difference on the TCK experience? Instead of focusing only on the academic literature that employs the ‘third culture kid’ framework for analysis, it may be useful to look at, for example, the expansive body of literature on migration or mobility.

    In this seminar, Dr Mari Korpela will reflect on her own research path as an anthropologist studying young expatriate children in India and Finland. Her findings are based on two extensive ethnographic research projects. She conducted 10 months of fieldwork in Goa, India, among 4 to 12-year-old children from 2011 to 2013 and is now in the 9th month of her ongoing fieldwork in Finland among 8 to 11-year-old children. In particular, Dr Korpela will elaborate on the children’s position of relative privilege in their host countries. She will also touch upon the importance of studying young children in contributing to our knowledge on ‘Third Culture Kids’.

    This online seminar will be hosted by Sarah Gonzales, Chair of the FIGT Research Network, and speaker Dr Mari Korpela will be joined by discussants Dr Sachiko Horiguchi and Dr Danau Tanu.

    Mari Korpela, PhD, is a social anthropologist and an Academy Research Fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Tampere University, Finland. She has extensive research experience among lifestyle migrants and expatriate families. Mari is also the President of the Finnish Anthropological Society and the Director of the Lifestyle Migration Hub hosted by Tampere University (research.tuni.fi/lifestyle/). Her current research project is titled, Expatriate Childhood: Children's Experiences of Temporary Migration.

    Sachiko Horiguchi, PhD, is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Temple University Japan Campus. She obtained a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Roger Goodman, a leading scholar on the kikokushijo (a Japanese term for returnee children). Sachiko’s research interests lie in social and medical anthropology, focusing on youth mental health issues, education, and emerging multiculturalism in contemporary Japan.

    Danau Tanu, PhD, is the author of Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School and an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Western Australia. She has published ethnographic studies on Third Culture Kids and mixed-race identities and was recently awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Waseda University by the Japan Foundation. Danau is a Co-Chair of the FIGT Research Network.

    Sarah Gonzales is Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Law. She also serves at NAFSA: Association for International Educators, teaching Intercultural Communication in Practice, Admissions and Placement of International Students, and Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators. Sarah is currently pursuing doctoral research on the intersection of cultural intelligence and mediation skills of TCKs. She is Chair of the FIGT Research Network

    Please register in advance for this meeting.

    For more information and to be added to our mailing list, please email research@figt.org.

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19 May 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
16 May 2020 FIGT Boston Affiliate
13 May 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
11 May 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
10 May 2020 FIGT China Affiliate
09 May 2020 FIGT New York Affiliate
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29 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
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23 Apr 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
22 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
17 Apr 2020 Free FIGT Webinar
15 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
10 Apr 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
08 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
24 Mar 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
22 Mar 2020 FIGT Japan Affiliate
16 Mar 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
14 Mar 2020 FIGT 2020 - Reflections & Transitions
28 Feb 2020 FIGT New York Affiliate
22 Feb 2020 FIGT Japan Affiliate
21 Feb 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
17 Feb 2020 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate
05 Feb 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
24 Jan 2020 FIGT New York Affiliate
16 Jan 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
14 Jan 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
10 Dec 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
06 Dec 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
29 Nov 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
29 Nov 2019 FIGT Greece Affiliate
25 Nov 2019 FIGT New York Affiliate
23 Nov 2019 FIGT Japan Affiliate
15 Nov 2019 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
14 Nov 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
13 Nov 2019 FIGT Boston Affiliate
04 Nov 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
25 Oct 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
15 Oct 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
11 Oct 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
10 Oct 2019 FIGT China Affiliate
07 Oct 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
27 Sep 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
24 Sep 2019 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate Meeting
24 Sep 2019 FIGT Korea, Japan and China Affiliates
18 Sep 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
06 Sep 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
06 Sep 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
03 Sep 2019 Live Webinar | Lost and Found: Getting back what mobility takes
09 Jul 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
21 Jun 2019 FIGT Greece Affiliate
12 Jun 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
07 Jun 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
07 Jun 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
03 Jun 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
28 May 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
23 May 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
22 May 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
10 May 2019 FIGT China Affiliate
03 May 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
26 Apr 2019 2019 FIGT Conference - Connect. Lead. Change.
12 Apr 2019 FIGT Research Network Affiliate
11 Apr 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
11 Apr 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
09 Apr 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
08 Apr 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
08 Apr 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
05 Apr 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
21 Mar 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
11 Mar 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
06 Mar 2019 FIGT Boston Affiliate
06 Mar 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
01 Mar 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
08 Feb 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
04 Feb 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
11 Jan 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
12 Dec 2018 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
10 Dec 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
28 Nov 2018 FIGT UK Affiliate
13 Nov 2018 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
12 Nov 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
25 Oct 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
24 Oct 2018 FIGT DC Affiliate Meetiing
22 Oct 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
16 Oct 2018 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate Meeting
08 Mar 2018 2018 FIGT Conference - Diverse voices celebrating the past, present, and future of globally mobile lives
18 Oct 2017 Webinar | How to maximize your career or business opportunities on LinkedIn
14 Sep 2017 Webinar | Pitching for Expats
14 Jun 2017 Webinar | Lasting Love on the Move
03 May 2017 Webinar | Home is What You Make It:
23 Mar 2017 2017 FIGT Conference - Building on the Basics: Creating Your Tribe on the Move
22 Mar 2017 2017 Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) Pre-Conference
08 Mar 2017 Webinar | Community Matters
17 Nov 2016 Webinar | Retire + Return = Rewire
12 Oct 2016 Webinar | Developing Intercultural Competence in International Schools
21 Sep 2016 Webinar | Moving With Children
13 Jul 2016 Webinar | Expat Fatigue
10 Mar 2016 2016 FIGT Conference - Moving Across Cultures
02 Mar 2016 Webinar | Confidently Create Conference Connections
10 Feb 2016 Webinar | Personal Challenges in Moving to a New Country - How to Help Beneath the Surface
13 Jan 2016 Webinar | Raising Bilingual Children
08 Dec 2015 Webinar | Taking Your Child with Special Needs Overseas: What to Know Before You Go
14 Apr 2015 Webinar | A Safe Passage Through a Sea Change: A Review of Effective Support for TCKs From Childhood Through the Transition to Adulthood
06 Mar 2015 2015 FIGT Conference - Finding "Home": Amidst Global Change
13 Jun 2014 Webinar | Two Minds Abroad--What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Global Living
21 Mar 2014 FIGT 2014 Conference: Reception & Keynote with Ray Leki
21 Mar 2014 2014 FIGT Conference - The Global Family: Redefined
21 Oct 2013 Webinar | Best Practices in Cross-cultural Training for Expatriates
09 Sep 2013 Webinar | Practical Tools for Making Sense of Cultural Transitions
30 May 2013 Webinar | Using Story Board Techniques for Needs and Expectation Assessments
17 May 2013 UK Affiliate | To IB or not to IB - The IB: Not Just for University, for Life
16 May 2013 Webinar | In Search of Identity: Awakening Your Authentic Self
22 Mar 2013 2013 FIGT Conference
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: 3 Keys to Creating your Portable Career
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Discover Your Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and learn how to Increase It!
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: HKEELEE (Talk to Me) – Stories as Tools for Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiation
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Rebranding To Be Better Than You Believe
20 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Transitioning Successfully for University Training of Trainers Program
11 Mar 2013 Webinar | Getting the Best Out of Your FIGT Conference: Guidlines for First Timers
05 Sep 2012 Webinar: Going Global - Coaching with a Global Mindset
28 Jun 2012 Webinar: Third Culture Kids Transitioning Successfully for University
21 Jun 2012 UK Affiliate Official Launch Reception
29 Mar 2012 2012 FIGT Conference
20 Jan 2011 USA Girl Scouts Overseas Webinar on Third Culture Kids

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