The courses
Prepare for Expatriation
course objectives
  • Settle successfully in the target country with the family
  • Fully appreciate the country and its multi-facets
  • Understand the way of life of the local people
  • Appreciate the country as it really is avoiding national stereotypes and prejudices

2 days in English or French

what makes us different ?
  • Inter active training with a quick test every 3 hours using an electronic device
  • Written report on all participants
  • Role plays, and practice situations taken from real life
Who is this training for ?

Future expatriates and their spouses who will have a lot of daily, direct contact with the local population.
Please note that the training for foreigners coming to work in France is identical except that day 1 will be a presentation of France and the French

Course content
Day 1
Presentation of target country
  • Historical and economic background
  • Social, economic and political background
  • Roles of men and women in society
Culture and perception
  • Influence of culture on behaviour
  • Cultural filters
The expectations and rituals at the heart of each culture

day 2
Analysis of your personal way of communicating
  • Build your personal communication profile
  • Analyse and understand your day-today way of communicating
The fundamentals of culture
  • Points in common to all cultures
  • The major differences
  • Business organisation rules in the target country: leadership, delegation, punctuality
The best communication techniques
  • Build the communication profile of the target country
  • Identify the differences with your own profile
  • Create rapport by aligning your communication on theirs.
  • Manage difficult situations
  • Step back and look at things from a distance. Put things in perspective