Seminars and workshops to help employees integrate

We organise seminars and sessions/workshops to facilitate and strengthen the expatriate employees' adaptation when arriving in France.
This process involves a mixture of presentations, exchanges, questions, simulations and feedback. For the Welcome Seminar and the workshops, it is important that both members of the couple participate.
Who are the seminars and sessions for?

  • your foreign employees of all nationalities,
  • their spouses
  • French nationals returning home after a long (more than 3 years) period abroad
Welcome seminar

 

One or two-day seminar to discuss each person's specific situation
and to present French culture so that participants have the keys
for better cultural integration. Up to 12 people.

OBJECTIVES

  • To introduce employees and their partners to French culture and provide them with everything they need to successfully integrate.
  • Reduce the negative effects that expatriation or returning home can have on employees, their spouses and the rest of their family.

TOPICS COVERED

  • French culture in an international environment
  • Healthcare in France
  • French Educational System
  • Personal and Family Impacts of Being Expatriates/Impatriates
  • Daily life
  • Understanding French Taxes
  • Tourism and how to discover your surroundings
  • The cultural shock of returning home (exclusively for French people returning to France)
  • Other topics are possible on request
Workshops

 

2-hour fun, social meetings are conducted each month following the arrival of the employee. They focus on specific topics frequently encountered by expatriates. These sessions are organised following the end of the seminar. Up to 8 people.
The topics covered include:

  • “Paris is a Dream, Why Do I Cry?”
    Discussion about the experience of the 1st month, problem resolution, reducing tensions, explaining cultural misunderstandings.
  • “My Daily Life Experience”
    Exchange on each person's experience after 2 months, looking at their neighbourhood, school, French administration etc.
  • “Time to Enjoy Your New Life”
    3rd meeting, with an update on personal and family development. Long-term support for life in France.
  • “French Taste at Home”.
    Last meeting of the term. We welcome the entire group so that they can enjoy a French-style dinner with an interesting cultural and culinary explanation
The shock of returning to France

We also propose services to support French returnees who have travelled abroad
for many months/years and then experience "cultural shock" on their return.
This is a subject we are used to dealing with, both with students and professionals.

You have been living abroad with your spouse and children for a few years and you have just found out that you have to return to France. You are divided between the pleasure of going back to your roots, your family, and your friends, and the anguish of what awaits you in a country that you left so long ago. You have been back there on holiday but you went there just to enjoy yourself and not to live...

You are concerned about returning because you are fully aware of the changes that have taken place in France during your absence. These changes affect many different aspects of life. They include economic, political, societal, and cultural developments not to mention the constantly changing administrative rules. Are you still known to the French administration or will you have to go through the whole rigmarole as if you were a foreigner ?

Je vous remercie pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour moi ! Grace à vous, j’ai repris confiance en moi et ne me laisse plus submerger par mes courriers. Je vais à la boîte aux lettres quasi tous les jours.


Magali L.

2019-07-08T15:39:17+02:00
Je vous remercie pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour moi ! Grace à vous, j’ai repris confiance en moi et ne me laisse plus submerger par mes courriers. Je vais à la boîte aux lettres quasi tous les jours. Magali L.

Patiente, persévérante, Muriel a tout pris en main, trouve des solutions, toujours disponible. Pleine d'initiatives, notamment pour les impôts. J'y vois beaucoup plus clair dans mes affaires.


Pascal G.

2019-07-08T15:48:37+02:00
Patiente, persévérante, Muriel a tout pris en main, trouve des solutions, toujours disponible. Pleine d'initiatives, notamment pour les impôts. J'y vois beaucoup plus clair dans mes affaires. Pascal G.

J’en profite pour vous dire que j’apprécie énormément les services proposés par votre société et le professionnalisme de Cédric. Son accompagnement est précieux et l’administratif devient pour moi plus abordable !


Pascal B.

2019-07-08T15:49:16+02:00
J’en profite pour vous dire que j’apprécie énormément les services proposés par votre société et le professionnalisme de Cédric. Son accompagnement est précieux et l’administratif devient pour moi plus abordable ! Pascal B.

J’ai fait appel à votre société pour remettre de l’ordre dans mes dossiers administratifs et déléguer un certain nombre de tâches. J’ai été très satisfaite : professionnalisme des intervenants, rapidité et en plus un gain de temps inestimable pour moi. J’ai gagné de la tranquillité d’esprit.


Delphine C.

2019-07-08T15:49:57+02:00
J’ai fait appel à votre société pour remettre de l’ordre dans mes dossiers administratifs et déléguer un certain nombre de tâches. J’ai été très satisfaite : professionnalisme des intervenants, rapidité et en plus un gain de temps inestimable pour moi. J’ai gagné de la tranquillité d’esprit. Delphine C.

Votre service avec Domitille était super ! On l'apprécie beaucoup !


Caroline C.

2019-07-08T15:51:57+02:00
Votre service avec Domitille était super ! On l'apprécie beaucoup ! Caroline C.

Merci pour votre aide, vous avez été au top, réactive, rapide, customer focus et efficace !


Pablo M.

2019-07-08T15:53:41+02:00
Merci pour votre aide, vous avez été au top, réactive, rapide, customer focus et efficace ! Pablo M.

I really enjoyed working with Domitille and your company - everything went smoothly and we fly to the USA on Monday.  Domitille has a wonderful demeanor - always positive, always time for me - really a wonderful person to work with, especially in this line of work where clients can be quite emotional and stressed out while moving their families.


Susanna G.

2019-07-08T15:55:05+02:00
I really enjoyed working with Domitille and your company - everything went smoothly and we fly to the USA on Monday.  Domitille has a wonderful demeanor - always positive, always time for me - really a wonderful person to work with, especially in this line of work where clients can be quite emotional and stressed out while moving their families. Susanna G.

I am really grateful for your help Pénélope. I can book an appointment with the embassy now.


Ali S.

2019-07-08T15:55:49+02:00
I am really grateful for your help Pénélope. I can book an appointment with the embassy now. Ali S.

I wanted to thank you Estelle for your kind help and company throughout the apartment search, and for kindly taking care of the things which I did not understand or know that I had to pay attention to, I really appreciate it very much. Thank you to you as well for kindly helping me to move my luggage yesterday, and I am sorry that they were very heavy...


Denyse L.

2019-07-08T15:56:29+02:00
I wanted to thank you Estelle for your kind help and company throughout the apartment search, and for kindly taking care of the things which I did not understand or know that I had to pay attention to, I really appreciate it very much. Thank you to you as well for kindly helping me to move my luggage yesterday, and I am sorry that they were very heavy... Denyse L.

Un grand merci ! Très bon contact avec Nancy, souriante et positive … avec votre soutien, je vais sortir la tête de l'eau 😉


Mathieu N.

2019-07-08T15:57:09+02:00
Un grand merci ! Très bon contact avec Nancy, souriante et positive … avec votre soutien, je vais sortir la tête de l'eau 😉 Mathieu N.

Je me trouvais dans une situation qui semblait inextricable lorsque j'ai fait appel à votre société. Un peu désespérée, je tournais en rond dans mon dossier, malgré de nombreuses lettres recommandées qui tentaient de justifier mes requêtes...mais qui restaient sans réponse! Je n'imaginais pas que la solution pourrait arriver aussi rapidement, lorsque je vous ai contacté. Accueil, convivialité, écoute, compréhension fine des situations, efficacité, détermination...toutes ces qualités de Laurence ont permis de débrouiller rapidement ma situation. JE RECOMMANDE VIVEMENT !!


Emmanuelle LM.

2019-07-08T15:57:54+02:00
Je me trouvais dans une situation qui semblait inextricable lorsque j'ai fait appel à votre société. Un peu désespérée, je tournais en rond dans mon dossier, malgré de nombreuses lettres recommandées qui tentaient de justifier mes requêtes...mais qui restaient sans réponse! Je n'imaginais pas que la solution pourrait arriver aussi rapidement, lorsque je vous ai contacté. Accueil, convivialité, écoute, compréhension fine des situations, efficacité, détermination...toutes ces qualités de Laurence ont permis de débrouiller rapidement ma situation. JE RECOMMANDE VIVEMENT !! Emmanuelle LM.

Je me trouvais dans une situation qui semblait inextricable lorsque j'ai fait appel à Familyzen. Un peu désespérée, je tournais en rond dans mon dossier, malgré de nombreuses lettres recommandées qui tentaient de justifier mes requêtes...mais qui restaient sans réponse! Je n'imaginais pas que la solution pourrait arriver aussi rapidement, lorsque j'ai contacté Familyzen. Je n'imaginais pas que la solution pourrait arriver aussi rapidement, lorsque j'ai contacté Familyzen. Accueil, convivialité, écoute, compréhension fine des situations, efficacité, détermination...toutes ces qualités de Laurence ont permis de débrouiller rapidement ma situation. JE RECOMMANDE VIVEMENT FAMILYZEN!!


Emmanuelle L.

2019-07-08T15:58:49+02:00
Je me trouvais dans une situation qui semblait inextricable lorsque j'ai fait appel à Familyzen. Un peu désespérée, je tournais en rond dans mon dossier, malgré de nombreuses lettres recommandées qui tentaient de justifier mes requêtes...mais qui restaient sans réponse! Je n'imaginais pas que la solution pourrait arriver aussi rapidement, lorsque j'ai contacté Familyzen. Je n'imaginais pas que la solution pourrait arriver aussi rapidement, lorsque j'ai contacté Familyzen. Accueil, convivialité, écoute, compréhension fine des situations, efficacité, détermination...toutes ces qualités de Laurence ont permis de débrouiller rapidement ma situation. JE RECOMMANDE VIVEMENT FAMILYZEN!! Emmanuelle L.

Merci pour ce rappel concernant la déclaration d'impôt. Grâce à l’aide précieuse de Danielle, ma déclaration de revenus est quasiment achevée. Merci Familyzen ! 🙂
Bien cordialement


Jean-Paul G.

2019-07-08T15:59:24+02:00
Merci pour ce rappel concernant la déclaration d'impôt. Grâce à l’aide précieuse de Danielle, ma déclaration de revenus est quasiment achevée. Merci Familyzen ! 🙂 Bien cordialement Jean-Paul G.

Hello, Penelope and Zen team,
Please note that I have received my first titre de sejour on Tuesday of this week.
I am pleased to have this first step behind me now, and moving on to the next set of paperwork…
Thank you for your assistance throughout this process.
Kindest regards,


Kelly N.

2019-07-08T16:00:33+02:00
Hello, Penelope and Zen team, Please note that I have received my first titre de sejour on Tuesday of this week. I am pleased to have this first step behind me now, and moving on to the next set of paperwork… Thank you for your assistance throughout this process. Kindest regards, Kelly N.

Pénélope,
As always you're a life saver. Thanks again.


Allison I.

2019-07-08T16:01:09+02:00
Pénélope, As always you're a life saver. Thanks again. Allison I.

Merci infiniment Armelle pour votre régulière présence très appréciée de Maman et le travail précis accompli.
Les défaillances de memoire de Maman ne s’estompent pas , bien au contraire et votre travail nous est précieux et indispensable. (82 ans - veuve depuis août 2018 - 5 enfants - troubles cognitifs importants)


Florence B.

2019-07-08T16:01:51+02:00
Merci infiniment Armelle pour votre régulière présence très appréciée de Maman et le travail précis accompli. Les défaillances de memoire de Maman ne s’estompent pas , bien au contraire et votre travail nous est précieux et indispensable. (82 ans - veuve depuis août 2018 - 5 enfants - troubles cognitifs importants) Florence B.

"Ca y est nous venons de recevoir notre affiliation à la CPAM ! Super!!! Quelle bonne nouvelle  🙂
Un très grand merci Pénélope pour ton aide ces derniers 6 mois et surtout pour ta patience  🙂
Alexandre P.

2019-10-01T21:48:26+02:00
"Ca y est nous venons de recevoir notre affiliation à la CPAM ! Super!!! Quelle bonne nouvelle  🙂 Un très grand merci Pénélope pour ton aide ces derniers 6 mois et surtout pour ta patience  🙂 Alexandre P.

"Chiara has been great in helping me settle down in Paris. I would highly recommend her and RelocationZen to any non-French speaker arriving here"


A presto


Raffaele

2021-09-22T21:12:11+02:00
"Chiara has been great in helping me settle down in Paris. I would highly recommend her and RelocationZen to any non-French speaker arriving here" A presto Raffaele
From the start, I appreciated your comprehensive explanations of the Parisian housing timing and obstacles. This was helpful as we planned the timing of our relocation and lead us to recalibrate our expectations and traveling plans. Your timely answers helped us identify what was available in the market and understand the opportunities and constraints. Thank you so much Chiara.

Lez T.

2019-10-01T21:55:07+02:00
From the start, I appreciated your comprehensive explanations of the Parisian housing timing and obstacles. This was helpful as we planned the timing of our relocation and lead us to recalibrate our expectations and traveling plans. Your timely answers helped us identify what was available in the market and understand the opportunities and constraints. Thank you so much Chiara. Lez T.

I just wanted to let you know how impressed and grateful I am with/for Frédérique and her service. She is very effective and has been very responsive and well organised.


Mark F.

2021-02-16T21:18:24+01:00
I just wanted to let you know how impressed and grateful I am with/for Frédérique and her service. She is very effective and has been very responsive and well organised. Mark F.

Penelope, Thanks again for all the support you have given me.



Esther B.

2019-12-11T17:01:36+01:00
Penelope, Thanks again for all the support you have given me. Esther B.
"I would like to let you know that I successfully got my talent passport today. Penelope was EXTREMELY helpful during this process.

@Penelope - thanks so much for all your excellent help!"
2020-11-09T21:34:05+01:00
"I would like to let you know that I successfully got my talent passport today. Penelope was EXTREMELY helpful during this process. @Penelope - thanks so much for all your excellent help!"

Thanks a lot again for all your help Penelope! : )



Jung W. L.

2019-12-11T17:02:09+01:00
Thanks a lot again for all your help Penelope! : ) Jung W. L.

Ho contattato FamilyZen per farmi assistere nella ricerca di un appartamento a Parigi. Ero in difficolta’ perche’ il mercato degli affitti e’ molto teso e non avevo il tempo per gestire da sola la ricerca.
Sono stata subito contattata da Chiara, che essendo italiana poteva capire facilmente le mie esigenze. Effettivamente ci e’ riuscita alla perfezione !
Chiara e’ un’ottima conoscitrice del mercato immobiliare parigino e mi e’ stata accanto in tutto il processo, dalla ricerca dell’appartamento giusto per la mia famiglia alla stipula dei contratti di affitto, delle assicurazioni obbligatorie e delle utenze.
Sicuramente rimarro’ in contatto con lei e non posso che consigliarla, specialmente agli italiani che si trasferiscono per la prima volta a Parigi.


Federica C.

2019-12-11T17:02:39+01:00
Ho contattato FamilyZen per farmi assistere nella ricerca di un appartamento a Parigi. Ero in difficolta’ perche’ il mercato degli affitti e’ molto teso e non avevo il tempo per gestire da sola la ricerca. Sono stata subito contattata da Chiara, che essendo italiana poteva capire facilmente le mie esigenze. Effettivamente ci e’ riuscita alla perfezione ! Chiara e’ un’ottima conoscitrice del mercato immobiliare parigino e mi e’ stata accanto in tutto il processo, dalla ricerca dell’appartamento giusto per la mia famiglia alla stipula dei contratti di affitto, delle assicurazioni obbligatorie e delle utenze. Sicuramente rimarro’ in contatto con lei e non posso che consigliarla, specialmente agli italiani che si trasferiscono per la prima volta a Parigi. Federica C.

Enfin l'affiliation à la CPAM est confirmée : "Super!!! Quelle bonne nouvelle 🙂
Un très grand merci Pénélope pour ton aide ces derniers 6 mois et surtout pour ta patience 🙂



Alexandre P.

2019-12-11T17:03:10+01:00
Enfin l'affiliation à la CPAM est confirmée : "Super!!! Quelle bonne nouvelle 🙂 Un très grand merci Pénélope pour ton aide ces derniers 6 mois et surtout pour ta patience 🙂 Alexandre P.
FamilyZen was incredibly helpful in getting me set when I first moved to France, they made what would've been an incredibly difficult process much easier, allowing me to focus on my work. Thanks so much Chiara !
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you Chiara for your assistance before and during our relocation to France.


Oleg Z.
2019-12-11T17:03:40+01:00
FamilyZen was incredibly helpful in getting me set when I first moved to France, they made what would've been an incredibly difficult process much easier, allowing me to focus on my work. Thanks so much Chiara ! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you Chiara for your assistance before and during our relocation to France. Oleg Z.

Io sono stata veramente soddisfatta della tua assistenza Chiara: in primis, l'appartamento che mi hai trovato è semplicemente perfetto, da ogni punto di vista. Inoltre, trovo che mi hai fornito un servizio davvero professionale ed efficiente. Conto di passare prestissimo a trovarti al cafeZen: magari mi faccio sentire prima.



Claudia A.

2019-12-11T17:04:07+01:00
Io sono stata veramente soddisfatta della tua assistenza Chiara: in primis, l'appartamento che mi hai trovato è semplicemente perfetto, da ogni punto di vista. Inoltre, trovo che mi hai fornito un servizio davvero professionale ed efficiente. Conto di passare prestissimo a trovarti al cafeZen: magari mi faccio sentire prima. Claudia A.

Thanks for your services, Domitille has been a great help in finding me a flat near metro Parmentier!


Roel H. B.

2019-12-11T17:04:36+01:00
Thanks for your services, Domitille has been a great help in finding me a flat near metro Parmentier! Roel H. B.