Older Teens

" I was worried about starting college, but now I feel so much more confident "
- TCK - Kenya

Join us in Colorado (canceled) or Georgia!

Welcoming TCK ages 17-21 to participate in our seven day programs

Come join us in either Colorado or Georgia!

Spend seven days with us and other global nomads.  We’ll explore the challenges, benefits, opportunities, and predictable processes of transition.  Consequently, you will learn how your TCK background provides an important foundation for the skills you will use throughout your life.  This seminar is intentional, practical, critical, and timely to you and your transition.

You’re already working to understand your identity, purpose, and sense of belonging; let us help you solidify those beliefs with fresh information and a godly perspective.  The seminar is a good mix of large group sessions, small group time, and one-on-one coaching.  Join us for a week that will help you navigate your next steps while building on the foundation you’ve laid.  We are looking forward to a week with you!

Surviving or Thriving?  It’s Your Choice

Any major transition can be tough.  Cross-cultural transitions are some of the toughest–especially if you’re not prepared.  You want to do more than survive. We want that, too. We’re here to help you thrive.

We have 30 years of experience moving MKs and other TCKs along the continuum from surviving to thriving.  We are prepared to come alongside you and help you flourish on your journey into your passport culture and your new stage of life.  Interaction’s transition seminars are a proven investment in your future.

Come prepared to learn.  Lectures, activities, large and small group discussions will be led by our staff who have all lived and worked abroad with TCKs.  Consequently, we get you. We want to walk with you through this transition. You can discover a deeper understanding of your identity, your purpose, and your sense of belonging.  Let us help.

Come prepared to play.  Each location has unique opportunities for exploring the outdoors, checking out the local attractions, and having fun.  Playing and spending time with people who have lived a life similar to yours is invaluable. We want you to have that.

Come prepared to build community. Every year community forms and continues beyond the week you spend with us.  While the teaching times are an important basis for community, unstructured moments provide the best times of connection.  You don’t need to be alone in your transition. We want to help you enter into a safe space for those who travel the road across cultures and into a new adventure.

We have no doubt you can survive this passage into your passport country and your next stage of life without us.  However, we want more for you. We want you to flourish; we can help you do that. What do you want?

COLORADO (Canceled)

Retreat Dates: July 11-17, 2020

The original cross-cultural seminar- running each summer since 1985!

Location: Golden Bell Camp & Conference Center in Divide, CO

Ages: 17-21 (will consider students 13 and up)

Cost: $875 ($525 with need based scholarship*)
Includes $50 application fee

Save $50 with the Early Bird Discount. Ends March 15th

For more information, contact Interaction International at:

Phone: 630.653.8780
E-mail: office@interactionintl.org

*NOTE due to a number of circumstances related to current events, this program had to be canceled. We still have space in our Georgia program and are working to develop additional resources to help TCKs in transition this summer.

GEORGIA (new location 2020)

Retreat Dates: August 2-8, 2020

Interaction is pleased to co-sponsored this program with Compass Ministries.

Read more about the Program at Fort Mountain and COVID issues Here.

Location: Fort Mountain Retreat And Conference Center in Chatsworth, GA
Update- A shuttle will be available to pick students up from the Chattanooga airport (CHA) for a $35 fee. Flights should arrive no later than 4:15pm on August 2nd, and depart no earlier than 2:00pm on August 8th. There will be no shuttles to and from Atlanta.

Ages: 17-21 (will consider younger teens)

Cost: $875 ($525 with need based scholarship*)
Includes $50 application fee

Save $50 with the Early Bird Discount. Ends March 15th

For more information, contact Interaction International at:

Phone: 630.653.8780
E-mail: office@interactionintl.org

*NOTE on Refunds* Due to the special circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have relaxed our refund policy for this year. If you will not be able to make it for any reason, full refunds will be issued up until June 26th and a 50% refund up until July 10th.

If we have to cancel the program due to government restrictions (or any other reason) we will offer full refunds. Those who are flying, we encourage the purchase of additional travel insurance to minimize potential risk.

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Need Based Scholarship

Due to the generosity of Interaction’s donors, we are able to provide scholarships for those experiencing financial challenges- especially families working with NGOs and with 501(c)3 ministries. We want to remove the cost as being a factor for students not attending.

To apply for the scholarship, opt for either of the following:

1) Email from parent giving a brief statement about your work and confirming your need of the scholarship. Keep it simple. We trust you. Then attach to the email a 200-300 word (1 page) reflection by the participant on their positive and negative experiences of living as a TCK/MK.
Send email to office@interactionintl.org


2) At the end of the application, have the participant fill out the “Optional” questions, which includes a written reflection from the participant as described in option one.

We are grateful to our donors who make it possible for us to offer the scholarship to all qualified applicants. Use the donate button below if you would like to join our donors- enabling us to keep the doors open for all students who want to attend.



Can't Make One of Our Programs?

We’ll miss you. But we highly recommend you attend one of these transition retreat programs run by some outstanding friends of ours:

ReEntry Seminar (Canceled)
La Mirada, CA: July 19-31, 2020
sponsored by Narramore Christian Foundation

MK Transition Seminar(Canceled)
Cedarville, OH – July 6-18, 2020
sponsored by Barnabas International

ReBoot (Canceled)
Calgary, AB, Canada July 31- Aug 7
sponsored by MORE Network