The Germany Experience

The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. Featuring the stories of foreigners who moved to Germany - either temporarily or permanently - and tips and advice for life in Germany. Get an inside view of the joys, the frustrations, and the quirks of adapting to the culture and learning German. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Recent Episodes

Working in tech in Germany (Yotzín from Mexico)

Oct. 20, 2021

What's it like working in tech in Germany? What do foreigners need to know about finding a tech job in Germany? Yotzín, from Mexico, joins me to answer these questions and discuss his experiences working in the tech field i…

German culture: Der Struwwelpeter and other horrifying children's stories (Nina from Germany)

Oct. 6, 2021

After watching the Calvin & Habs duo do a reenactment of a German children's story called "Paulinchen", I decided to buy the collection of stories it appears in. It's called Der Struwwelpeter, named after one of the characte…

Foreigner friendships, moving back home, and “F**k it” moments (Beth & Amy from the USA)

Sept. 29, 2021

Both Beth and Amy have appeared on The Germany Experience before, and now they come back on together after having forged a friendship here in Germany. But, as often happens with foreigner friendships, Amy moved back home. We…

RERUN: Seven months as an exchange student in Germany (Montana Showalter from the USA)

Sept. 2, 2021

//This episode was originally released on 18th May 2020// Montana Showalter was an American high school student who went on an exchange program to Germany (called CBYX ). At around the same time, she started a YouTube channe…

RERUN: You go me on the cookie! (Dana Newman from Wanted Adventure)

Aug. 25, 2021

//This interview originally aired on 25th May 2020// Dana Newman from the Wanted Adventure YouTube channel joins me to discuss her book, "You go me on the cookie!". The book (written in German) describes Dana's adventures (a…

RERUN: Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in Germany (Amy from the USA)

Aug. 18, 2021

//This episode originally aired on 20th July 2020// Original Show Notes: Amy always had a dream of living in Germany, and even happened to marry someone who felt the same way. So living here has kind of been a dream come tru…

Recent Blog Posts

Adventures learning German with Dana Newman’s “You go me o…

I interviewed writer and YouTuber Dana Newman for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. Listen to the full interview here. Dana Newman, an Ameri…

Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, and how Germany chang…

I interviewed YouTuber Montana Showalter for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. To hear the full interview, subscribe to the podcast or go her…

Advice For Finding Jobs in Germany From My Own Experiences

There are a lot of blog posts and resources out there that can help you find a job in Germany. But this post features some tips that I can give from my v…

About the Host

Shaun Behrens

Originally a South African, Shaun has been living in Germany long enough to know a thing or two about integrating, but will also never truly feel like he fits in in Germany. He started The Germany Experience because he loves connecting with people and highlighting the stories that we all can relate to as outsiders in Germany.