international mobility – australia (1 DAY)
Getting used to the country
1. Understanding Australia
• The origins of Australia: discovery, colonisation, immigration waves
• The Aborigines, their presence and their current situation. “Stolen generation” and “sorry day
• The place of flags in Australia. What or who do they represent?
• The lucky country
: economic prosperity to make the G8 envious
2. Australian values and behaviours
• The Australians do not focus on their appearance. Myth or reality?
• Lifestyle sea, surf & sun
• Multiculturalism seen as the great success of the Australian social policy
Getting used to socialisation patterns
3. Australian communication styles
• Official language: English yes, but which English? English English vs. Australian English
• Potluck, BYO, tea time, barbies
, what do these everyday terms mean?
• Taboos and conversation subjects
4. Living and socialising with the Australians
• Very strict rules: driving, alcohol-free zones, car seats, swimming areas, etc. Why so many rules?
• The religion of sport and the body: an urban phenomenon?
• “Made in Australia”: pride in Australian products
• Getting acquainted, being invited
ADAPTING TO EVERYDAY LIFE
5. Expatriate life in Australia
• Moving and everyday life: procedures, accommodation, health, etc
• Leisure, expat communities
• Schools, extracurricular activities, sports.
6. Focus on your expatriation city
• Getting your bearings, moving around the city
• Unmissable things to see and do
7. Making your expatriation a success
• Preparing for adaptation phases
• Practical advice, questions-answers
• Action plan: plan and objectives for the expatriate and their family.