Living and working in France

Successful personal integration in France

1. Cross-cultural awareness: the key to a successful expatriation

  • Identifying and going beyond cultural stereotypes
  • Culture shock and the integration process

2. Key aspects of French culture

  • A significant historical, philosophical, religious and cultural heritage
  • Social and political life, the economic environment
  • A dualist educational system, the importance of qualifications
  • Practical day-to-day information (focus on host city, administration, schools, social life, healthcare ...)
  • French humour and arrogance, protocole and etiquette, favourite subjects (gastronomy, wine, art...) 

3. Values and behaviour patterns

  • Fundamental values: liberty, equality, individualism
  • A well-rooted sense of hierarchy
  • Cartesian reasoning, a critical spirit, a fondness of debate
  • The "D system"

Successful professional integration

4. Effective communication with French people

  • Building trust, interpersonal relations
  • The meaning of words and messages, differences of interpretation
  • Dealing with susceptibilities, providing feedback and handling conflicts
  • Succeeding meetings and presentations

5. Working in France

  • French management and company culture
  • Understanding the organization, procedures and decision-making processes, adapting working methods
  • Improving time and project management
  • Overcoming individualism, motivating, delegating

6. Final handy tips

  • Golden rules 
  • Action plan 

Living and working in France

Public Courses

  • 2 on-site days (Paris)
  • 3 remote half-days


 October 25, 2022remote Session
850 €HT/pers. Training session held in English

 December 13, 2022Paris
900 €HT/pers. Training session held in English


Corporate Training Solutions

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