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 FIGT CONNECTIONS          ISSUE 44 October 8, 2015

IN THIS ISSUE:

Global Living Magazine as a NEW Membership Benefit
Request for Proposals and Theme Launched for FIGT16NL
FIGT Research Network Call for Research Findings at FIGT16NL
Thank You Linda Janssen
Applications for Pollock Scholars Coming Soon
Seeking Expat-Related Webinars and Facilitators
Expatriate Archive Centre's Latest Exhibit
FIGT Affiliate News
On the FIGT Blog

GLOBAL LIVING MAGAZINE
AS A NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

 
FIGT and Global Living Magazine are pleased to announce our new partnership. As a result, FIGT members now have complimentary access to the digital edition of Global Living Magazine through the Global Living app.

If you are an FIGT Member download your FREE copy of Global Living Magazine by clicking on the magazine cover.
Become a Member

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND THEME
LAUNCHED FOR FIGT16NL


Are you interested in presenting at Families in Global Transition Conference, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands? Use the newly streamlined application to submit your proposal by October 22.

This year’s theme is Moving Across Cultures: Bringing Empathy and Expertise to the Evolving Global Family.

Early bird pricing will be announced shortly.

Submit Proposal
2015 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

FIGT RESEARCH NETWORK

CALL FOR RESEARCH FINDINGS AT FIGT16NL

 
In addition to the main conference program, the FIGT Research Network holds an open session of short presentations of relevant research of interest to the FIGT community, prior to the main event. If you are a researcher and would like to share your findings at the Research Forum please contact Sarah Gonzales (sarah.gonzales@pepperdine.edu) and Ann Baker Cottrell (acottrell@mail.sdsu.edu). 

THANK YOU LINDA JANSSEN!

Everyone at FIGT would like to say a huge Thank You to Linda Janssen, our newsletter editor who is joining the Programs committee. She has worked tirelessly over the last year to shape the newsletter into the informative, engaging format that you currently see.
 
We’re excited to welcome Emily McDermott, the new communications committee chair, into the role.
 
If you have submissions for the newsletter, please send them to communications@figt.org.

APPLICATIONS FOR POLLOCK SCHOLARS
COMING SOON!


The David C. Pollock Scholarship process is gearing up to launch for the 2016 FIGT conference in The Netherlands! Stay tuned for details on the application process later this month.

SEEKING EXPAT-RELATED
WEBINARS AND FACILITATORS


We are currently developing "FIGT Online University," a series of webinars about topics relevant to the Expat Life Cycle.

Are you an FIGT Member with in-depth knowledge or experience of a topic of interest to expats and their families, to those who support them and the organizations that employ them?

Do you enjoy facilitating workshops and discussions?

Then this is your chance to share your knowledge while growing your own network and increasing your visibility in the expat and mobility community.

To learn more and to submit topic proposals, contact: Katarina Holm-DiDio at Kat@khdinternational.net.

Become a Member

EXPATRIATE ARCHIVE CENTRE'S LATEST EXHIBIT



If you will be in The Hague from 26 October to 14 November this year, stop by The Hague City Hall to see “Expat Impressions of The Hague”, a new exhibition showcasing the expat experience in The Hague from the 1950s to the present. Through letters, photographs, diaries, and other materials, the exhibition will show how the international residents of The Hague have experienced the city over the past several decades.
 
Three organisations have partnered to create the exhibition: The Expatriate Archive Centre, The Hague Municipal Archives, and ACCESS. Sponsors include Shell, The Hague Bridge, CB&I, Rabobank, the American Women’s Club of The Hague, and Petroleum Women’s Club The Hague.
 
When and Where
The exhibition is free of charge, and will run from 26 October to 14 November 2015 in the Atrium of the City Hall in The Hague. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 to 19:00, Thursday from 7:00 to 21:30, and Saturday from 9:30 to 17:00. The mayor will officially inaugurate the exhibition at an invitation-only reception to be held on 4 November. For more information, contact The Expatriate Archive Centre at 70 427 2014 or pr@xpatarchive.com.

And for those of you attending #FIGT16NL in Amsterdam in March, 2016, do make time for a visit to The Hague (an easy, short train-ride away) to visit the EAC.

FIGT AFFILIATE NEWS
 

FIGT Boston Affiliate

The FIGT Boston Affiliate meets every 6-8 weeks in a member's home on a weekend afternoon for wine, cheese, networking, and a lively discussion around cross-cultural issues that impact our lives or work. If you are in the Boston area and would like to know when our next meeting is, you can email Tina Quick at tinaquick@comcast.net or Anne Copeland at copeland@interchangeinstitute.org.

Also, the FIGT Boston Affiliate has now created a LinkedIn group and welcomes you to join. The FIGT Boston Affiliate LinkedIn Group is a place to share innovations, discuss ideas and develop collaborations amongst professionals in the Greater Boston area and beyond interested in the cross-cultural aspects of global transitions.
 
FIGT Korea Affiliate
Throughout the year, the FIGT Korea Affiliate organizes monthly meetings to support TCKs and expat families in Korea. For more information on the upcoming meeting, visit their Facebook group.

For more information about the FIGT Korea Affiliate, check out their page on the FIGT website or contact Isabelle Min at minisabelle@tck.or.kr.
 
FIGT Netherlands Affiliate
The next meeting of FIGT NL will be held on Friday November 20th, at The International School of Amsterdam (Sportlaan 45, 1180 AX Amstelveen). Co-hostesses Kathy Bader (ISA) and Katie Reindl (private practice) will be putting together an interesting program. Details are coming soon so watch this space.

This meeting will be special for us not only because we will be welcoming some FIGT members from neighboring European countries, but in addition, it will be the last FIGT Affiliate meeting before the 2016 FIGT Annual Conference (taking place in The Netherlands, did you hear?!). We will also be using the November meeting partially as an opportunity to discuss a potential volunteer committee to help support the annual FIGT Conference to be held in Amsterdam March 10-12, 2016. We really hope you'll join us.

For more information about the FIGT Netherlands Affiliate, check out their page on the FIGT website or contact Co-Creators Kate Berger, Kristine Racina or Vivian Chiona at netherlands@figt.org .
 

FIGT Switzerland Affiliate
For information about the FIGT Switzerland Affiliate, check out their page on the FIGT website or contact them at switzerland@figt.org.

ON THE FIGT BLOG

Tax advice for US citizens living abroad from tax expert Hugo Lesser in Tax matters for US citizens living abroad.  
Taylor Murray shares details of the FIGT15 Keynote Presentation, Ethnic Man! presented by Teja Arboleda.
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