Older Teens

Each of us, though we've all been TCKs, have our own story to tell that's unique to us. Hearing the experiences of my peers and their faith through it all, I am encouraged and strengthened, ready to face what is to come."
- Samantha - TCK from Haiti

Join us in Georgia!

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

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?

GEORGIA

2022 Dates TBD

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

Location: Fort Mountain Retreat And Conference Center in Chatsworth, GA

Ages: 17-21 (will consider younger teens)

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

For more information, contact Interaction International at:

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

Apply Now

Meet the Team

2021 Program Staff (2022 staff TBD)

Interaction is excited to co-sponsor this program with Compass Ministries.

Interaction Staff
  • Bret Taylor – Chaplain/teacher at West Nairobi School, Kenya (’99-’00) and MK Youth Director with Wycliffe at JAARS (’05-’19). Interaction TCK Specialist.
  • Sheryl O’Bryan – Teacher in Ivory Coast. MK Program Director. Interaction TCK Specialist.
  • Holly Baldwin  – Interaction Office and Event Coordinator.
Compass Ministry Staff
  • Cindy Duff (not pictured) – Director of Compass Ministries. Experienced Counselor
  • Spencer Clower- MK from Brazil. MK ministry coordinator and mentor for Compass.
  • Rebecca Nettles- MK from Haiti. Women’s Bible study leader and women’s mentor for MK ministry of Compass.
  • Ken Jackson – MK from Ghana

Other 2021 Staff

  • Jessi Bullis
  • Sarah Lingenhoel
  • Nathan Wexler
  • Bill and Jen Hildebrand
  • Jean-Samuel and Haddie Lampron

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

OR

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.

 

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Everyone's story/transition is their own and can't be invalidated by comparison"
- Participant from Transit Lounge 2021

Georgia 2020

Not sure what you're signing up for? Watch a quick preview that highlights some of the amazing things our older teens experienced in Georgia!

2020 Interaction Transit Lounge from Interaction International on Vimeo.

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:

Wilderness ReBoot (for MKs ages 21-35): Dates TBD
Longview, AB, Canada
sponsored by MORE Network

MK Transition Seminar: Dates TBD
Cedarville, OH (at Cedarville Univeristy)
sponsored by Barnabas International

ReEntry Seminar: Dates TBD
La Mirada, CA (at Biola University)
sponsored by Narramore Christian Foundation

Classic ReBoot : Dates TBD
Calgary, AB and Toronto, ON, Canada
sponsored by MORE Network