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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

FSYF Transfer Season Resources for Families with Children


Check out the many resources the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) offers to families transitioning with children.Families Transferring to the DC Area
  • Reentry Programs
    • High School Reentry Seminar, August 17, 6 to 9 pm: Helps repatriating high school students and their parents adjust to American high school life and local teen social culture. 
    • Middle School Reentry Seminar, August 19, 1 to 3 pm: Helps repatriating middle school students and their parents adjust to life in American middle schools. 
  • Welcome Back Picnic, September 16, 4 to 6 pm: A traditional American cookout with food and classic picnic games.
  • Youth Meet Ups: variety of events organized throughout the year.
  • Welcome Home Videos: Families considering moving to Arlington, Falls Church, Herndon, Stafford, or Vienna, VA, can view Foreign Service youth-produced videos profiling these communities. 
 Families Transferring Overseas
  • KidVids: Videos that FS youth has created depicting life at overseas posts from a kid’s perspective. 
  • Raising Children Overseas Video: A talk by Dr. Elmore Rigamer, a renowned child psychologist who was the Department of State's first-ever regional psychiatrist (September 2015). 
 For details on all of the resources above and more, go to www.fsyf.org. Email fsyf@fsyf.org with questions.

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