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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION ITALY

international mobility – ITALY (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding Italy
•    Italy in its spaces: Europe, the Mediterranean
•    Latin origins: language, cultural references, the “myth” of origins, etc.
•    Diversity of regions: how many Italies?
•    Political, economic and social news

2. Italian values and behaviours
•     A Catholic tradition: a majority rule religion that shaped society.
•     The persistence of strong cultural, historical and economic links
•     Family traditions: very different types of family organisation according to the regions
•     The importance of personal exchanges, relationships in general and appearance


Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. Italian communication styles
•    Informal and direct relationships
•    Using rhetoric to convince, even impress
•    Communicating: beyond words  
•    Making the most of the sympathy granted to any foreigner by integrating the Italian approach

4. Living and socialising  with the Italians
•    The “bon vivant”: a certain informality
•    Socialising: getting to know people, getting acquainted, taboos and sensitive subjects


5. Expatriate life in Italy
•    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.