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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION UNITED KINGDOM

international mobility – united kingdom (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding the United Kingdom
•   The world view of the United Kingdom
•   The attachment to their traditions while remaining a modern country
•   The importance of free trade, historically and today
•   A country of immigration

2. British values and behaviours
•   A country full of local accents, class and culture indicators
•   Rules of play, “fairplay” and the right to be different
•   Pragmatism and disregard for (too much) intellectualism


Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. British communication styles
•  Implicit and explicit culture at the same time
•  The marvellous and incomprehensible British humour
•  Learning “small talk” to make introductions easier

4. Living and socialising  with the British
•   Habits and ways of life
•   Codes in social life: courtesy, gifts, dress code, sensitive subjects, etc.
•   Taking an interest in sports, television, news to have things to talk about
•   Education, school and family


5. Expatriate life in the United Kingdom
•    Moving and everyday life: procedures, accommodation, health, etc
•    Leisure, expat communities
•    Schools, extracurricular activities, sports.

6. Focus on your expatriation city (London, Manchester, Birmingham,...)
•    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.