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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION EGYPT

international mobility – egypt (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding Egypt
•    Egypt and the Middle East: identities and conflicts
•    A political system looking for its place: from the Arabic Renaissance to Nasserism and the Sissi period
•    The army and the deep State in Egypt
•    Economic fluctuations and daily difficulties
•    Understanding the current situation

2. Egyptian values and behaviours
•    The significance and wealth of a thousand-year-old popular culture
•    The religious factor: Muslims and Copts, practical challenges
•    An evolving culture: liberalism or fundamentalism?

Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. Egyptian communication styles
•    Welcome and hospitality: human warmth... to be deciphered properly
•    Subtlety of behaviours (knowing the codes)
•    Egyptian humour: a strain on daily life
•    Thinking of learning Arabic?

4. Living and socialising  with the Egyptians
•    Social classes and their divides, fanatics and intelligentsia
•    Relationships between men and women, the role of women
•    Socialising: getting to know people, entertaining: practices and etiquette
•    Taboos and conversation subjects


5. Expatriate life in Egypt
•    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.