The Field TCK Advisor has ongoing contact with the family, to help with orientation to the country and then to offer support, advice and encouragement as needed.
Each family is encouraged, at an early stage, to develop a long-range plan for the education of their children, considering such matters as the intended destination for tertiary education and the best timing of transitions.
Families with OMF choose from a wide range of education options, including national schools (27%), homeschooling and online schooling (30%), international schools (9%), international Christian schools (29%), and boarding (5%).
OMF children that board (mostly secondary students) either attend a boarding school run independently of OMF or board in an OMF-run family style Boarding Home and attend a local day school. OMF Boarding home staff are chosen, screened and supported with particular care because of the tremendous responsibility entrusted to them and the boarding program is constantly improving to be in line with current best practise standards (including child safety).
Return to Sending Country
Wherever possible, the TCK Advisor in the home country of the family offers support to young adult TCKs when they are back home.
Young adults are included in financial support, administration etc. up to age 24. All TCKs whose parents have served with OMF are considered part of the OMF family.
The Adult TCK section on the About page provides resources and information for all TCKs who are age 18 and over.