Families in Global Transition is active in the UK

Families in Global Transition UK Affiliate supports expat families in the UK
Families in Global Transition has opened an Affiliate in London to serve expat families and people working with them in the UK

As one of the three co-chairs of the FIGT UK Affiliate Soile is delighted to welcome you to the UK Affiliate of the organisation called Families in Global Transition, abbreviated to FIGT.  The webpage of the UK affiate gives you all the background information about our activities here in the UK. 

We organise online meet ups for globally mobile adults via a videolink using ZOOM. You can join from anywhere in the UK. Subscribe to our mailing list to get invitations to the events 4-6 times a year. 

The FIGT connects families living through the upheaval of transitions between countries with professionals who can help them. 

"Families in Global Transition is a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families and those working with them. We promote cross-sector. connections for research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world."

Families in Global transitions began in 1998 when a group of people met around the kitchen table at the house of Ruth van Reken, the wellknown co-author of the book Third Culture Kids. Initially the plan was to organise a series of one day workshops addressing issues facing globally mobile families. Soon the operation grew into an annual conference. 

The FIGT annual conference for 2020 has been cancelled due to corona virus. We are all looking forward to the next conference that brings together corporate expat employers, small businesses serving expat families, international school, relocation companies, diplomats, academics, media, arts and not-for-orofit providers. 

Here in the UK we do not let corona virus stop our FIGT activities. We will operate through out 2020 by organising ZOOM meet ups for globally mobile people. Visit our FIGT UK page to meet the wonderful co-chairs Louise Wiles and Elizabeth Gillies