Intercultural Communication: A world out there to be explored
We are pleased to share an article from our #FIGTNL16 Platinum Sponsor, Global Connection. Global Connection is an independent, international expat partner support organisation with more than 20 years’ experience. Global Connection works B2B and has global contracts with corporate clients, supporting the partners of employees on expat assignments worldwide. These expat partners are located in over 140 countries, and represent more than 80 nationalities.
Intercultural communication: A world out there to be explored. Travelling abroad and adjusting to a new culture for the first time is an exciting opportunity for South African Heineken expat partner, Matome Rapholo. After four months of living in the Netherlands, Matome emphasizes the importance of being well prepared for life in a new culture. Read more . . .
Important news for future Pollock Scholars
Attention Members and fans for the FIGT Annual Conference! In response to feedback and positive results from changes in 2016, the David C. Pollock Scholarship timeline will be even earlier this year.
Calls for applicants will begin in August and the 2017 Conference Pollock Scholars will be announced in early October.
We believe that the earlier process will:
Increase the field by helping scholars firm up March plans earlier
Allow possible first-time presenters to apply for a scholarship
Firm up and announce conference details earlier, increasing the excitement for FIGT 2017 Conference
What 2016 Pollock Scholars had to say:
“Seeing people [with whom] I have been networking …and being able to meet some AMAZING world changers was incredibly inspiring.”
“I have never met a group of professionals who are more willing to welcome.”
“I am thrilled to have been a part of this event. I came home excited about the entire FIGT community and with so many ideas about how I fit into it.”
“That was the big takeaway for me, to start to find my place in the TCK cosmos, as a 30-year-old, as a British-American person, and as an artist.”
This month the FIGT blog highlights the writings of the 2016 recipients of the Parfitt-Pascoe Writing Residency (PPWR) award. For an introduction to the PPWR program see An Introduction to the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency. These blog posts highlight the initial impressions of the five writers and gives an overview of the breadth of the conference experience.
If you are thinking about attending FIGT’s 2017 conference, these articles are a wonderful and diverse introduction to what the conference is like, and the benefits of attending.
You can find articles by Catarina Queiroz, Meghali Pandey, Geneva Rockeman and Ellen Beard and Sam Parfitt.
The purpose of FIGT affiliates is to carry forward the global mission of promoting cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success, and well-being of people crossing cultures across the world. For information about our affiliates, please check the links below.