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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION GERMANY

international mobility – intercultural training germany (1 DAY)

 

Getting used to the country


1. Understanding Germany
•    Germany: a victim of its history and geography
•    The German identity: Ossi, Wessi, German, European?
•    The importance of religion and regionalism: a basis for a collective identity?

2. German values and behaviours
•   Democracy = equality? The role of hierarchy and equality at the beginning of the 21st century.
•   The distrust of the unknown. 
•   “Vorsprung durch Technik”: in search of perfection.

 

Getting used to socialisation patterns


3. German communication styles
•    “Sie”, “Du”, surnames or first names? The complexity of formality.
•     Punctuated, explicit but polite communication
•     Well-defined structures and procedures... make life clear and manageable.

4. Living and socialising  with the Germans
•    Separation of work and private life, family and friends.
•    Men, women, children: the challenges of equal opportunities.
•    Hospitality: friendliness and regional differences.
•    Getting acquainted, being invited
•    Taboos and conversation subjects
 

ADAPTING TO EVERYDAY LIFE


5. Expatriate life in Germany
•    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.