• 05 Oct 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • Online (via Zoom)

    Hosted by FIGT Brazil

    Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm BRT (Brasilia)

    Location: Online (Google Meet)

    Cost: Free. Open to all. 

    Come and join us for our meet the author & support event.



    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CEST)
    • Online (via Zoom or livestream on YouTube)

    Hosted by FIGT Research Network

    Date and Time: 

    21 October 2022 at 3pm CEST/Vienna, 9am EDT/New York/ 9pm GMT+8 Singapore

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all.

    You are all invited to the FRN 1st FIGT 2022  E-poster Discussion and Q&A, which will be virtual webinar featuring 3 posters by Alice Wu (longitudinal study following TCK for 20 years), Louise Ross (comparison between expat women and men) and Anna Svedberg (the journey of a family with international adoptee). The posters are the proceeding from the FIGT 2022 conference. 


     

    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Online (via Zoom)

    Hosted by FIGT ANZA

    Date and Time:

    Thursday 27 October 2022
    7.30am GMT,  2.30pm Singapore,   5.30pm Sydney,   7.30pm Auckland

    Check your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all.


    For this special event, FIGT ANZA Australia, and New Zealand is joined by six amazing global mobility authors.

    • Louise Ross - Women Who Walk: How 20 women from 16 countries came to live in Portugal & The Winding Road to Portugal: 20 Men from 11 Countries Share Their Stories
    • Joyce Agee – The Newcomer’s Dictionary
    • Kirsten PontiusMoving Abroad with Your Health and Sanity
    • Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore - This Messy Life
    • Rhoda Bangerter - Holding The Fort Abroad
    • Carolina Porto - Lar Mundo Afora & Un Hogar Lejos de Casa

    They are all active FIGT members and with their work, they bring their unique perspective on topics related to globally mobile life. Their experiences cover both personal and professional aspects of their life across cultures. 

    Read the authors' bios here.

    We would love you to join us. 

    Register in advance for this meeting. 

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Louise Ross is a writer, speaker and podcaster originally from Australia. She has lived abroad since the mid '80s, first in the U.K. and France, followed by the United States, where she completed graduate studies in Jungian Psychology. In 2014, she moved to Portugal. She is the former President of the Executive Board of International Women in Portugal (IWP), a social organization with a membership of 400 expatriate and immigrant women. In 2019, she published, Women Who Walk: How 20 women from 16 countries came to live in Portugal. In August 2020 she released the sequel and comparative read, The Winding Road to Portugal: 20 Men from 11 Countries Share Their Stories. And in May 2021, she launched her Podcast, Women Who Walk (inspired by her book of the same name) and where she unpacks the journeys of impressive, intrepid women who’ve made multiple international moves for work, for adventure, for love, for freedom. Click here for her website. 

    Joyce Agee has worked in the arts and cultural sector as a successful photographer, exhibition curator, project manager and writer in the United Kingdom, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and the United States. After graduating from university, she moved to London where she became a freelance photographer and curator. Her photographs were published in The New Statesman, The Guardian, Time Out and The British Journal of Photography. With three other women, she curated and exhibited in the highly successful multimedia exhibition Women’s Images of Men at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1981), which later toured around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Moving to Sydney, she continued her career as a freelance photographer and worked for various organisations including the Sydney Festival and the Biennale of Sydney.  Moving to Melbourne, she curated The Thousand Mile Stare, the first major exhibition of contemporary Victorian photography and met her future husband.  She and her family relocated to Seattle, Washington and, in 2015, they returned to live in Melbourne where she became the Senior Curator at Melbourne’s Museum of Chinese Australian History. Her first book, The Newcomer’s Dictionary is an A to Z of words that explore aspects of relocating. “Whether you have moved or are considering a move, this dictionary will help identify and describe the experience of being a newcomer”. Click here for Joyce’s website.

    Kirsten Pontius is an Integrative Health Coach and International Wellness Consultant.  She specializes in holistic well-being and health for expat, nomadic, and traveling populations.  Her work marries international living with behavior and health sciences to support individuals and organizations around the world.  
    Kirsten is a Member of the International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC) and a certified Integrative Health Coach. She has training in Trauma Informed Practices, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, holistic nutrition and health, yoga including prenatal and kids, and behavioral science. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications (from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN USA) and a master’s in nonprofit administration (Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN USA. Kirsten hails from Minnesota, USA and has lived in Japan, Republic of Georgia, Cambodia, Romania and is currently settling into her new home of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa) with her husband and two young sons. Moving Abroad with your Health and Sanity is a practical guide for expats, nomads and travelers looking for well-being in their adventures.

    Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore is a Pakistani-born expat author, writer, researcher and economist. She was born into expat life, joining her parents on their first global expatriate assignment in 1982 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She grew up bilingually in Manama, New York City and Karachi. To date, Mariam has lived in ten countries as both an expat child and an expat adult: Bahrain, the United States (NY, MA, TX), Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Ghana and Portugal. 39 years and four continents later, her life on the move is messy. A 40-foot container, an expat husband from another corner of the world and three children born in three different countries 3,000 miles apart, have added complexity, challenges and many joys to living a multicultural, multilingual and multi-mobile life. She currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal with her German/Italian husband and her German-Pakistani-Italian kids, born in Singapore, Dubai and Lisbon. Passionate about languages and cultures, Mariam speaks fluent Urdu, English, Hindi and German with some Italian, Danish, Arabic and Portuguese on the side. She is the author of This Messy Mobile Life an expat guidebook for multicultural, multilingual and mobile familes. You can follow her writing on her via Social Media and her blog at ‘And Then We Moved To’ 

    Rhoda Bangerter supports expat families where one partner travels a lot for work. She was raised in a multicultural home and is married to a Swiss. They currently live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Her husband has travelled their whole marriage including two years when he was based in Kabul. She shares her learnings and research in her book Holding the Fort Abroad. Her message is “your challenges are real, don’t face them alone.” Join the Holding the Fort Community on Mighty Networks here: Membership - A Multicultural Life and listen to the Holding the Fort Abroad Podcast Podcast - A Multicultural Life where Rhoda interviews expats who have experience, therapists and researchers and shares her own tools for this life journey.

    Carolina Porto is a multi-cultural international transition consultant, a seasoned high mobility expat and an author. She serves international individuals and families through one to one sessions and works with corporations to support their expats. After serving more than a decade several families in global transition, she specialized in supporting latino families going through international transitions and wrote the book Lar Mundo Afora, published in Portuguese and Spanish - Un Hogar Lejos de Casa, directed to the global mobile population. Carolina is a former board member for FIGT and is serving as the co-leader for the FIGT Brazilian Affiliate.

Past events

09 Sep 2022 2022 FIGT Annual Members Meeting
08 Sep 2022 Meet & Coffee - Checkpoint
25 Aug 2022 Tools and Resources to Support International Students, TCKS, and Those Living Across Cultures. How to Mitigate the Risks of Negative Experiences.
03 Aug 2022 Meet & Coffee - Checkpoint
28 Jul 2022 BOOK CELEBRATION
01 Jul 2022 Brazil Affiliate Summer Holiday Announcement
23 Jun 2022 New Members Coffee & Connect
20 Jun 2022 Comunidad FIGT en Español
17 Jun 2022 Looking Up or Peering Down: Engaging other cultures from a posture of cultural humility rather than competency
01 Jun 2022 Meet the Author
19 May 2022 Good Goodbyes
17 May 2022 6 Things I Learned About Being A Global Family with Natasha Winnard
04 May 2022 Meet the Author
28 Apr 2022 New Members Coffee & Connect
28 Apr 2022 FIGT Conference Sound Bites
12 Apr 2022 FIGT ANZA: Conference Catchup
06 Apr 2022 Meet the Author
24 Mar 2022 FIGT2022 - Where do we go from here?
01 Mar 2022 Meet the Author
28 Feb 2022 FIGT ANZA: How our language use changes during our international life
17 Feb 2022 New Members Welcome Zoom
13 Feb 2022 FIGT Japan Affiliate: TCK Research Presentation and Discussion
02 Feb 2022 Coffee & Connect
31 Jan 2022 Virtual Coffee: Open Discussion with the Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
26 Jan 2022 New Members Welcome Zoom
09 Dec 2021 FIGT ANZA Coffee & Connect
01 Dec 2021 Coffee & Connect
25 Nov 2021 FIGT UK Affiliate
03 Nov 2021 Loneliness and Our Expat Lives
27 Oct 2021 Interactive talk on "How to raise Multilingual children, between myths and facts, backed by research"
18 Oct 2021 Counseling and Coaching Coffee with Josh Sandoz
06 Oct 2021 Growing Old and Supporting Elderly Family Members from Overseas
13 Sep 2021 FIGT ANZA Authors Panel Event September 2021
11 Sep 2021 2021 FIGT Annual Members Meeting
01 Sep 2021 Brainstorming Coffee & Connect
26 Aug 2021 Coffee & Connect ANZ
31 Jul 2021 FIGT Japan Affiliate: Conference for TCK Teenagers
29 Jul 2021 Focus on Repatriation - Returning 'Home' After Living Abroad is All About Reconnection
26 Jul 2021 *Cancelled!* Transnational Families - Research Network and Coaching & Counseling Affiliate
12 Jul 2021 Reconnecting with FIGT, and Ourselves
17 Jun 2021 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
07 Jun 2021 Shut Up & Write: A Virtual Coworking Space
04 Jun 2021 “Third Culture Kid” and the Literary World
02 Jun 2021 Empowering Yourself Through Messy Transitions
20 May 2021 FIGT UK Affiliate
20 May 2021 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
05 May 2021 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
05 May 2021 FIGT Research Network Event with Jo Parfitt
29 Apr 2021 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
26 Apr 2021 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
15 Apr 2021 FIGT Germany Affiliate
07 Apr 2021 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
30 Mar 2021 FIGT Japan Affiliate
18 Mar 2021 FIGT UK Affiliate
12 Mar 2021 2021 FIGT Conference - Embracing and Bridging Differences
03 Mar 2021 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
25 Feb 2021 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
03 Feb 2021 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
01 Feb 2021 FIGT New Jersey Affiliate
21 Jan 2021 FIGT UK Affiliate
06 Jan 2021 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
17 Dec 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
04 Dec 2020 Special Joint FIGT Research Network Event with Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
02 Dec 2020 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
27 Nov 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
24 Nov 2020 FIGT UK Affiliate
13 Nov 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
10 Nov 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
04 Nov 2020 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
30 Oct 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
23 Oct 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
21 Oct 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
07 Oct 2020 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
26 Sep 2020 Conversations For Change: FIGT - Working for Equity
25 Sep 2020 FIGT Research Network Affiliate
25 Sep 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
24 Sep 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
17 Sep 2020 Free FIGT Webinar
14 Sep 2020 FIGT Annual Members Meeting
03 Sep 2020 FIGT UK Affiliate
02 Sep 2020 FIGT Brazil Affiliate
30 Aug 2020 FIGT Japan Affiliate
28 Aug 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
12 Aug 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
29 Jul 2020 Conversations For Change: International Schools and Education
24 Jul 2020 FIGT Research Network Affiliate
21 Jul 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
14 Jul 2020 Conversations For Change: Global Mobility and Organizations
10 Jul 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
26 Jun 2020 FIGT Research Network Affiliate
26 Jun 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
24 Jun 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
18 Jun 2020 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate
17 Jun 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
17 Jun 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
17 Jun 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
11 Jun 2020 FIGT Big Virtual Coffee
05 Jun 2020 FIGT New York Affiliate
29 May 2020 FIGT Research Network Affiliate
27 May 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
27 May 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
26 May 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
20 May 2020 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate
20 May 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
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
07 May 2020 FIGT UK Affiliate
06 May 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
01 May 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
29 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
23 Apr 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
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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