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What do you need to know?

Once you know the host country you will be going to live and work in, it is important and advisable be aware of what to expect in that country. The more that you know and learn before you arrive, the easier your transition and the inevitable effects of culture-shock will be. Here is a list of some of the things to consider. Click on highlighted items to link to information sites:

History

Economy

Type of Government

Value systems (the basis for behaviour)

Language

Legal requirements

Business Practices (time, negotiating, entertaining)

Protocols (Greetings, titles, gestures, gifts,dress)

Security and Safety

Health

Transport

Holidays

Electric current and plug type

Currency

Time zone

Country calling codes

Weather


Click on the country flag buttons below for know-how articles written by expats.

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At expatknowhow we offer country specific know-how reports.


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