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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION FRANCE

international mobility – intercultural training France (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding France
•    France: a country of immigration and regional diversities
•    Construction of the country: history of the language and centralisation
•    France and Europe: contemporary challenges
•    Social and economic realities: an effective but fragile country

2. French values and behaviours
•    French universalism
•    Intellectual interest in cultural differences
•    A fairly high tolerance to ways that aren’t their own
•    Marked individualism of the French: “everybody puts his/her own house in order”

Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. French communication styles
•    Great image sensitivity
•    Private life, public life. The ideal of discretion and respect for the privacy of others
•    Formalism in social life. Rules, codes

4. Living and socialising  with the French
•    Being honest is not always an asset, deception is not necessarily a transgression
•    In the land of fashion and “good taste”, “one can often judge a book by its cover”
•    Living and socialising: getting acquainted, being invited, taboos, etc.
•    The French way of living


5. Expatriate life in France
•    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.