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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION MALAYSIA

international mobility – MALAYSIA (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding Malaysia
•   Malaysia and South East Asia
•   Ethnicities, communities and their integration: Malays, Chinese, etc.
•   Religions: Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism
•   Economic life and large companies

2. Malaysian values and behaviours
•   Family: the place of the father and elders in the family hierarchy
•   The “village”, the clique and the sharing of good fortune
•   Islam in everyday life
•   The Malays and money


Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. Malaysian communication styles
•   Notion of “face” and importance of private and social life.
•   The “no”: understanding and recognising it
•   Learning to communicate with Malaysians: practical exercises

4. Living and socialising  with the Malaysians
•   Behaviours in public
•   Sensitive subjects (politics, religion) and behaviours to avoid, etc.
•   Education, an essential place: the notion of competence



5. Expatriate life in Malaysia
•    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.