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intercultural training - expatriation india

international mobility – India (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding India
•    The Indian continent and South Asia 
•    Secular state, religious values 
•    Languages and regionalisms: mobile and multilingual
•    Continuities and separation: modern India rooted in history 
•    India in transition; social and economic consequences of the emergence of a middle class

2. Indian values and behaviours
•    A country of contrast and diversity 
•    Religions in every day life: Hinduism, Islam, etc.
•    Samsara: impermanence and the fluidity of time 
•    Which social organisation? The issue of castes/hierarchy
•    Is Bollywood just cinema?


Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. Indian communication styles
•    Communication: the meaning of "maybe” and “yes”
•    Oral and personal relationship culture
•    Interpreting Indian non-verbal language correctly

4. Living and socialising  with the Indians
•    The joint family, the basic structure of Indian social life
•    Etiquette and practices: courtesy, relationships between men/women, etc.
•    Socialising: getting acquainted, starting the conversation, being invited
•    Taboos and sensitive subjects


5. Expatriate life in India
•    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.