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.
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
ADAPTING TO EVERYDAY LIFE
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.