Partner Support Program

Support for spouses during an international work assignment

The Partner Support Program (PSP) aims to make a global work assignment an attractive choice for the delegate's spouse by focusing on comprehensive integration during the time abroad.

The program builds support on three fundamental pillars: career, further education and social engagement. Our experienced China staff support and consult spouses on-site and match their needs with available options in China. The consultants will provide tailor-made support and research suitable options in order to facilitate the integration process. Further career choices may open up and help transform the international assignment experience into the long-term career path of the spouse.

The Partner Support Program (PSP) was initiated by Volkswagen Group China and German Industry & Commerce in 2011. By the end of May 2015, services were delivered to around 650 spouses in different locations throughout China. In addition, the PSP has been implemented in 13 countries and 39 locations worldwide by the AHK and IHK network.

We provide:

  • An experienced project team working in Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Tianjin.
  • Access to German Chamber network of resources and contacts 
  • Individual support and on-site personal consultations
  • Exclusive access to our Web portal with information about current options

We are in cooperation with:

  • Volkswagen Group
  • Commerzbank
  • Daimler 
  • BMW

PSP framework

If you are interested to learn more about the program as an offer for your company’s employees or you are a partner who is interested in receiving support for your integration in China, please contact us.



Katharina Reichelt

Project Leader Partner Support Program

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