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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Finding A Job & Working In Germany

Anatomy of a German job interview (Lisa Janz from Job Coach Germany)

Nov. 24, 2021

What can you expect in a German job interview? What's expected of you? Lisa Janz , the woman behind Job Coach Germany, joins me to explain what the five phases of a typical job interview are, and gives some insights into wha…

Health insurance in Germany Q&A, with Techniker Krankenkasse

Nov. 17, 2021

You sent in your questions about health insurance in Germany, and this week a representative from Techniker Krankenkasse, Nina, is here to answer them. You can also get an idea of what to expect from a health insurance fund…

"Was guckst du?": A 20 year love/hate relationship with Germany (Elizabeth from the USA)

Nov. 10, 2021

Elizabeth first spent time in Germany as a student, and she fell in love with the place. But, by the time her year was up, she was ready to return back home to the States. However, when she got home, she immediately started …

Adapting To Life In Germany

The Expat Spouses Report - the results are in (Amaia from Expats & Spouses Monitor)

Nov. 3, 2021

How educated are expat spouses? How do they feel about life in Germany? What word would they use to describe Germany? A new study by Expats & Spouses Monitor answers these questions, and more. Back in February 2021, Amaia, …

Adapting To Life In Germany

Shopping habits, my German nemesis, problems with dialects, and more: Q&A episode

Oct. 27, 2021

From new shopping habits through to being scolded by Germans, here are the answers to the questions you asked about life in Germany! The Instagram users who asked me questions: @Lilo_hlt06 @Sscomstoc @Alyssa.savs @Soundinglu…

Finding A Job & Working In Germany

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…

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.