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  1. 1. Travel Considerations•Major Airport in Tunis•Taxis and Rentals•Bus and Underground Train•Currency = Dinar•1.00US=.63Dinar
  2. 2. Language“I do believe that the tunisian people is well cultivated ...the mother tangue in Tunisia is Arabic ( in fact its morelike a dialect for tunisian people ... amix of Arabic with a lotof other languages especially : French, Italian, English,Turkich, German ....) besides Arabic alsmot everybodyspeaks French as its the second language in Tunisia ... asa thrid language ... it depends on the person ... some theyspeak english .. other italian and other german ... but i dobelieve that a "stranger" in tunisia wont have anycommunications issues ... there has to be always alanguage that they can use to communicate good :)” Mak
  3. 3. DressDress Etiquette- Business attire is formal and conservative.- Men should wear dark coloured, conservative business suits to the initialmeeting.- In the heat of the summer, it is often possible to dispense with the suit jacket,although it is best to err on the side of formality.- Women should wear business suits or dresses.- Women must be careful to cover themselves appropriately. Skirts anddresses should cover the knee and sleeves should cover most of the arm.
  4. 4. Women•Progressive
  5. 5. Cultural Do’s and Don’tsIslam: Pray 5 times a day (Check the newspaper) Ramadan 2014 is 28JUN till 27JUL Don’t eat, drink, or chew gum in publicFamily Values: Family 1stMeeting Etiquette: Initial Greetings Handshakes How Men Greet Women How the Host Introduces Individual Greetings and Goodbyes
  6. 6. Cultural Do’s and Don’tsGift Giving Etiquette: What to Bring Don’t Open Any GiftsDining Etiquette: You may be asked to remove your shoes. Dress well. Conservative Tunisians Complement the house.
  7. 7. Cultural Do’s and Don’tsTable Manners: The guest of honour Washing basin Dry your hands on the towel provided. Males and females Host blesses the food communal bowl. Eat from the section of the bowl that is in front of you. Food is eaten by hand but many now use knives and forks. You will be given a spoon to eat couscous. If using your hands scoop the food with the first two fingers of the right hand. Eat only with the right hand. It is considered good manners to try a bit of everything. washing basin Expect to be urged to take more food from the communal plate.
  8. 8. Cultural Do’s and Don’tsBusiness Relationship/Communication Etiquette: Business Based on Personal Relationships Business Often Discussed in Cafe and Restaurants Tunisians Judge Based on Appearances Tunisians Respect Education and AwardsBusiness Meeting Etiquette: Expect Frequent Interruptions Expect Prolonged Small Talk Know Your French!
  9. 9. Cultural Do’s and Don’tsBusiness Negotiations: The highest-ranking person makes decisions, after obtaining group consensus. Tunisians look for long-term business relationships. Never criticize publicly. Tunisians are non- confrontational. They may agree in meetings rather than cause you to lose face. They do not like to say no overtly. Deadlines are seen as fluid rather than cast in stone. Decisions are made slowly. Do not try to rush the process as it would be interpreted as an insult. It generally takes several visits to accomplish simple tasks. Be patient. Do not use high-pressure tactics. Do not rush or show impatience with the time taken to accomplish something.
  10. 10. Religion•Islam is the official religion, with a minority Jewish and Christian •98% of population is Sunni Muslims•Estimated 500 to 2,000 genuine believers in all of Tunisia•Christians keep a low-profile and worship in secret underground gatherings•Evangelism is outlawed and known pastors are closelymonitored by state police.•In 2012 Tunisain Islamists began to push for a law that would send people to prison who “insult” Mohammad•Christian Church vandalized•2012.06.06 – Convert to Christianity slaughtered and filmed on YouTube
  11. 11. Now It’s Ur Turn!1)Okay, so what are some obstacles that might face us in Tunis?2)Nice, but what specifically are we gonna do there? (i.e start a church, do a VBS, pass out tracks, etc.)
  12. 12. Now It’s Ur Turn!3) How are we going to address our obstacles?4) What about Finances? How are we going to afford all of this? How much do we think it might cost, just to get us in country and doing ministry?
  13. 13. Now It’s Ur Turn!3) How are we going to address our obstacles?4) What about Finances? How are we going to afford all of this? How much do we think it might cost, just to get us in country and doing ministry?