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 FIGT CONNECTIONS         Issue 45 November 7, 2015

IN THIS ISSUE:

Apply now for the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency
Conference Registration Discounts!
Apply for a David C Pollock Scholarship
Webinar: December 8, 2015
Affiliate News
Member News
On the FIGT Blog

APPLY NOW FOR THE PARFITT PASCOE WRITING RESIDENCY

Jo Parfitt

Are you an aspiring or established writer, with a passionate curiosity for global family issues? Do you want to develop further? Apply for the Parfitt Pascoe Residency at our Conference 2016 or help us by reviewing the upcoming 'Worlds Within TCK Anthology!

 

This is our third year for the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency in which four budding writers will be offered partial scholarships to the 2016 FIGT Conference. The name has been chosen to honour the trailblazing writing work of Expat Expert Robin Pascoe and the ongoing commitment

to supporting new writers of Jo Parfitt of Summertime Publishing.

 

Jo Parfitt, writer, writers' mentor, publisher, FIGT champion is the creative force behind the Residency. The four successful scholars will be selected on merit and receive:

  • Free tuition from Jo Parfitt prior to the conference on how to write articles for the global market and how to place them with publications. This will be conducted by means of an 8 session online course, completed by email, prior to the conference.
  • Free mentoring from Jo Parfitt, a journalist who has specialised in expatriate issues for decades and edited three magazines. Mentoring will occur by Skype prior to conference.
  • Editing of your work prior to publication on the FIGT website, blog and newsletter.
  • Partial scholarships to the conference - pay just $230 for full conference entry - a discount of $325.
  • Publication of your work, with byline, in FIGT media.
In exchange the writing scholars will be obliged to provide:
  • Coverage of all FIGT sessions according to the designated format.
  • At least six articles and six blog posts about the conference before the end of May 2016.
  • The provision of the conference coverage text by the end of June 2016.
  • A commitment to fulfil obligations.
To apply please email Jo Parfitt at jo@summertimepublishing.com with a link to any published work, including a blog and a 200 word explanation of why you would like this opportunity. The deadline for applications is December 1st, 2015.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS!

 
Limited time Conference Registration Discounts!
 
We know you want to come to our first-ever conference in Europe, so we’re making it easy and affordable!
 
Grab Early Bird Registration, and save $100 off the full conference price
 
For maximum savings, sign up for Membership and save $200 off the full conference price
 
But hurry! This offer is only available until December 4, 2015
 
To find out more about the generous range of membership benefits, click here.
REGISTER NOW
2015 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

APPLY FOR A DAVID C POLLOCK SCHOLARSHIP

The David C Pollock Scholarship provides highly motivated individuals working or studying in the intercultural field the opportunity to attend the FIGT conference. The ideal Scholarship applicant will demonstrate how attending the FIGT conference will help jumpstart or further develop a project, profession and/or entrepreneurial endeavor that contributes to others in global transition. Each Scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to establish life-long professional connections and contribute his or her unique gifts to FIGT during and beyond the conference.
 

The deadline for applications is December 1st and applicants will hear back by December 15th.

APPLY NOW

WEBINAR: DECEMBER 8, 2015

FIGT is launching its new series of Webinars under the FIGT University umbrella! The first webinar will be offered in December.

Date:  December 8, 2015

Topic: Taking Your Special Needs Child Overseas: What to Know Before You Go

Facilitator: Rebecca Grappo, from RNG International Educational Consultants.
 

More information about the webinar program and how to register will be coming soon!

BECOME A MEMBER

AFFILIATE NEWS

The next meeting of The Netherlands Affiliate 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.

 

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 on our other affiliates, please check the links below.

Boston 

Korea 

Switzerland 

Research Network 

MEMBER NEWS

The Expatriate Archive Centre, The Hague Municipal Archive, and ACCESS have collaborated to create an exhibition entitled ‘Expat Impressions of The Hague’. Read more . . . 

A new book for French speaking readers "Réussir sa vie d'expat. S'épanouir à l'étranger en développant son intelligence nomade” by Magdalena Zilveti Chaland. Read more . . .

Oshikan Sjodin-Bunse and Anna Maria Moore are looking for Lovepats. Are you one or do you know one? Please help them with their survey. Read more . . .

Do you have news to share with the FIGT Community? Become a member for access to 3 announcements per year, published on our website, newsletter and social media platforms.

BECOME A MEMBER

ON THE FIGT BLOG

Jonelle Hilleary wonders whether she’s not afraid of change as much as she’s afraid of loss in “Give Me Back Old Baku: Why Am I Afraid of Change?” Read more . . .

Reaching Your Audience And Selling Your Services To Help Others Find Home.” One of the most popular concurrent sessions from #FIGT15, presented by Trisha Carter and Rachel Yates, summarised by Parfitt Pascoe Writing Scholar, Taylor Murray. Read more . . .

Contributions to the FIGT blog are welcome from current members. Please email your submissions to admin@figt.org.

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