Special Announcement



Mosaic was the printed version of WBFN monthly pubication sent to all members; it was discontinued in 2014. Should you be interested pdf versions are made available to our members in our Mosaic Archives.

Really Understanding Cultural Differances

Author : Alex Alba
Date: April 01, 2018
When we are exposed to different cultures, we develop cross-cultural understanding. We learn to appreciate that differences in the way we behave 

Families in Global Transition: A Resource for Us

Families in Global Transition: A Resource for Us
Author : Alex Alba
Date: April 01, 2018
If relocation is part of your story, then Families in Global Transition (FIGT) is an organization you will want to know about. 

Worldwide Champions-Why You Want to Be One

Pehli Kiran School Printer Handover Sadaf Saeed Islamabad 1 Nov 2017
Author : Alex Alba
Date: March 01, 2018
Champions are part of the WBFN’s Worldwide Team. We form a network around the globe to help families learn about their new relocation.

Struggling with Healthcare?

Date: March 01, 2018
A major challenge on relocation to the US is healthcare. The WBG’s Aetna health insurance for staff and dependents is negotiated specifically for our institution.

Relocating, Rebuilding or Reinventing?

Date: January 02, 2018
When we moved to DC two years ago, another journey began for me—a personal one, Luciana Corrêa

Mimi Relocates to Washington

Mimi moves to DC
Author : Alex Alba
Date: October 23, 2017
We have created Mimi, a fictional spouse from a French-speaking country in Africa, whose relocation story we will follow online as she negotiates the many challenges of any real spouse/partner. We join Mimi before she leaves for Washington DC.

After the Move: how to confront the blues

After the move image of community putting hands together on a grass
Date: May 01, 2017
The boxes are unpacked, the house is functional, your partner has started her/his new job, and you have…nothing to do. Loneliness is prowling. The city is unfamiliar, and you don’t feel you belong here. Binge-watching TV shows suddenly seems like a comfortable life plan.

The Concern of Two Members for Yemen (Updated...

Yemen appeal illustration.
Date: May 01, 2017
“The ongoing conflict in Yemen has caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.  As of March 2017, an estimated 17 million Yemenis (about 60 percent of the total population) are estimated food insecure and a further 7 million severely food insecure.”

What I have gained from the WBFN

What I gain image
Date: February 01, 2017
Four months ago, I moved with my family from Italy to US, and it has been a REALLY big challenge. I am a program manager and was working full-time for an engineering company in Rome, when in July 2016 my wife received an appointment letter from the WBG and we decided that moving to the US could also be a good opportunity for me and our 2 year-old...