EXPAT SERVICES

 

In the year 2013, a survey conducted by Right Management threw light on the fact that more than 42% of international assignments fail or are terminated early. Most often, this is because the ex-pat family is unhappy in their new, alien environment, where everything is so far from the way they are used to having it. The impact of Culture Shock cannot be overemphasized. While the employed partner may be able to move through with more ease, thanks to the corporate support system, for their trailing families the shock is far greater. Whether it is the pain of leaving behind their homes, their friends and loved ones and their familiar systems, or the feeling of isolation, the move unavoidably creates frustrations and tensions impacting every aspect of their lives. Awareness of the stages of culture shock, and preparation for what they are about to go through, through intercultural training and coaching help minimise negative impact and in fact, turn their stay into a positive life experience. We work with corporates to support their ex-pats through our professional Orientation, Adaptation, Counselling and Coaching service offerings.

  • Practical Orientation
  • Family Adaptation
  • Counselling
  • Coaching
  • Long Term Support
  • Volunteer Opportunities

PRACTICAL ORIENTATION

Whether a relocating ex-pat or family is undecided about where exactly in Bangalore they would like to live, or if they’ve already chosen their neighbourhood, our Practical Orientation services complement the relocation company’s agenda by working closely with the family to identify their needs and habits, to introduce them to shops, spas, salons, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, hospitals, children’s entertainment zones etc. to equip them for their new neighbourhood's and new lifestyles. Our helpful concierge also supports the ex-pats during the entire duration of their stay, offering pointers and solutions to all their queries. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Know the City Explore your Neighbourhood Map your Lifestyle Needs

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Expats who have already decided where in Bangalore they would like to live, and would now like to find access to their lifestyle needs.

FORMAT

  • Suitable for Individuals and Families 

FAMILY ADAPTATION

Our family adaptations are immersive experiences, a combination of presentations, conversations and experiential learning. Through well researched presentations, we offer expats deep insights into aspects of Indian history and culture that helps them understand and make sense of their experiences to come.

We keep the sessions interactive so that the expats can ask questions along the way and we can cater to their interests in specific. Besides the classroom sessions, we also include fun, experiential sessions that take them out into the real world. For example we may take them for a meal where they try eating with their fingers off a banana leaf, or try draping a sari on themselves, or experiment with the art of block printing on fabric. Getting out there and experiencing, after a session of theory in a classroom has a strong value, helping the expats empathize, appreciate and apply their knowledge to reality. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • History Inflencers People Lifestyle Social Skills Core Values Culture Gap Personal Goal Setting Problem Anticipation
  • Problem Solving Conflict Management Mental Adaptation

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Expats who are moving or have recently moved to the city and would like to get a deeper understanding and experience of the culture.

FORMAT

  • Suitable for Individuals and Families 

COUNSELLING

Individuals or families thrown into an all-new culture often experience a feeling of disorientation. The unfamiliar way of life, or set of attitudes, cultural values and mechanisms pile up and can often land one on a negative rung, unable to step up. Our counselling sessions are delivered by qualified Cross Culture Specialists and Psychologists, and help expats identify their problems and worries and work on creating a positive outlook. We also help them set personal goals and kick in a sense of humour which is most essential. We conduct common sessions for families or expat groups, as well as private one on one counselling. These may be conducted as when a person is going through culture shock, or as a precautionary measure to avoid its onset. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Culture Shock Abatement Positive Impact
  • One on One session Qualified Psychologists and Culture Coaches

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Expats who are finding it hard to break the culture barrier, and are emotionally weakening due to culture shock.

FORMAT

  • Suitable for Individuals and Families 

LONG TERM SUPPORT

For many expat families who like routines, our coaching sessions are offered on a monthly basis, so that periodical short term goals can be set, progress can be measured, and the big picture can be viewed from various perspectives with the advancement in adaptation and passage of time, helping track and develop further on a positive outlook, set goals at a personal level, and get the most our of expat life in India on an ongoing basis. Our long term support packages nip troubles and worries in the bud, offer solutions to newly found problems, and guard against the snowballing effects of culture shock. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regular Sessions Progressive Goal Setting Measurable learnings Tangible positive impact

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Expats who would like to create a lightweight routine with a dedicated coach to ensure they stay positive during their time in India.

FORMAT

  • Suitable for Individuals and Families 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAILING SPOUSES

We support spouses of expats who would like to devote their time and energy in India to support social causes, by helping them identify organisations to work with as volunteers. When the synergies are well matched between the passion of the expat and the causes supported by the organization, the mutual benefits of such liaisons are greatly appreciated by the organization as well as the expat. It adds meaning to the life of the expat, and it gives a tremendous boost to organisations. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immense Take Back From Engagement

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Trailing spouses of expats who would like to spend their time by offering volunteer support with social organisations.

FORMAT

  • Suitable for Individuals and Families