Expats & International Local Hires

Successful international projects and postings have many features. By offering employees and their families a way to understand their expectations and perceptions we help prevent misunderstanding and possible cultural clashes when relocating.

Our programmes are tailored to the individual needs of participants and adjusted to their level of intercultural experience. We work with single employees, those with partners and families as well, to find a training that helps them feel at home in a new country.

Accommodating a seamless relocation

An expat’s success after relocating depends on more than his or her professional skills and level of intercultural effectiveness. The extent to which their partner and other family members feel at ease in their new environment has a strong impact on their overall performance. From experience, we know that the majority of failed international assignments are due to tension in personal circumstances outside of work. At KIT Intercultural Professionals we have over 30 years’ experience in equipping partners and children to successfully deal with relocation—helping families with intercultural communication and its impact.

Living and working abroad

Country & Culture Insights

Our programme helps relocating-expats and international local-hires to smoothly transition into a new culture. Participants learn to put new experiences and situations in perspective by considering individual behavioural norms, environmental factors of behaviour, and cultural understanding. By considering these aspects alongside experience, current and future cultural-environments and business environments, the programme helps participants to adjust to new cultural environments more easily.

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Business Culture Insights

This programme helps internationally operating professionals quickly become effective in an unfamiliar business culture. Based on the nature of the business, the country, and the role of the executive we select a business-culture expert that meets the participant’s development needs. 

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Understanding the Dutch

An international employee’s transition to life in the Netherlands can be difficult. The Understanding the Dutch training programme helps internationals with a smooth transition into Dutch culture.

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Junior Programme

This programme is tailored to the needs of the children of expats and international local-hires aged six to sixteen. The programme is adapted to meet the needs of the age-group of the participants. During this interactive programme children and/or teenagers learn to process moving internationally. 

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Moving Back From Living and Working Abroad

Re-Entry Programme

This programme helps returning expats transition back into their culture. Many people may experience unexpected difficulties after returning to their home-country after a medium or long absence. This programme is designed to ease that transition, allowing people to understand changes that may have taken place in themselves and their home-country. 

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Junior Re-Entry Programme

This programme helps the children of returning expats transition back into their culture. The programme is tailored to the needs of the children of expats and international local-hires aged six to sixteen.

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