Living and working in France

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Target audience

Employees of the company and their spouses, expatriates in France


No prerequisite


Significantly increase the effectiveness of participants in their professional relationships with French people and facilitate their personal and family integration

At the end of the training, they will have keys to:

  • Adopt an intercultural approach
  • Understand the context and culture of France
  • Decipher cultural codes and analyze situations of incomprehension
  • Adapt their communication and working methods
  • Decode decision-making and negotiation processes

Added value


All our training courses are accessible to people with disabilities. Each training project will be the subject of a case study by our teams, in order to adapt the training program.


Step 1 : E-learning

Adopting an intercultural approach

  • Specify your context and expectations
  • Become aware of cultural filters
  • Discover your cultural profile

Step 2 : Group training session

Successfully integrating in France

Discovering the cultural basics of France

  • A strong historical, philosophical, religious and cultural heritage
  • Social and political context, economic environment
  • A dual educational system, the importance of degrees
  • A diverse territory, a cosmopolitan population

Understanding French values

  • Fundamental values: freedom, equality, individualism
  • Cartesian reasoning, critical thinking, penchant for debate
  • The relationship to hierarchy
  • The "Système D"

Living in France

  • Transportation, administration, housing, safety, hygiene, health: high-level organizations serving the greatest number of people
  • Social life, leisure activities, extra-curricular activities
  • Language learning: a wealth of opportunities
  • Succeed an Assignment to France

Succeed in your professional mission in France

Communicating with French

  • Importance of mastering the French language and presentation of self
  • A culture of the written word, but also of the unspoken
  • The impact of words and messages, differences in interpretation
  • Manage sensitivities

Adapting work methods

  • French management style and corporate culture
  • Understand the organization of a French company: procedures, decision making, work methods and the concept of quality 
  • Overcome individualism
  • Value performance

Adopting best practices

  • Recognize key principles
  • Avoid pitfalls, mistakes and misunderstandings
  • Create a tailor-made action plan
Step 3 : E-learning to go further

Explore Country Packs

Developing your knowledge of the country

  • Cultural guidelines
  • Business Life
  • Overview

Available Inter-company courses Duration: 7 hours

1 day

* (Technical fees and lunch included)

Intra-company coursesDuration: to define
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