Cultural immersion can be both overwhelming and incredibly exciting. Each country has its own values, habits, etiquette, and history that will impact every interaction. By understanding the country in which you will be relocating and how those cultural norms fit with or oppose your own, you and your family will be better equipped to adjust quickly and smoothly.
In the course “Living and Working In... (Country Specific),” expats explore the new culture and develop a deeper understanding of what you can expect from everyday life and what will be expected from you. Ideal for organizations that often send employees abroad, this program supports an easier transition for the individual and his or her family.
In this course, you will develop your ability to:
Understand the social, political, economic, and historical forces that shape the values and behaviors in your new country
Expedite your integration into a new cultural environment
Develop an awareness of the similarities and differences between your primary culture and that of the new country
Cultivate awareness of workplace behaviors as they relate to working effectively
Reduce interpersonal conflicts, misunderstandings, and mistakes
Increase productivity and employee satisfaction
Address communication effectiveness
Stay aware of cultural assumptions and their impact on daily exchanges
Deepen your understanding of stereotyped national values in order to better interact and form more trusting partnerships
Identify your own personal, national, and corporate values
See how your values contrast with those of your new country
Manage the difference
Formulate an action plan that allows you to apply your new skills and knowledge to the work