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

RERUN: Antoinette Emily from New Zealand

Aug. 10, 2022

Originally released November 23rd, 2020. View the original show notes here. Antoinette's YouTube channel: Antoinette Emily I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCA…

RERUN: Ask a German - Bureaucracy, German pillows, standing in line, and recruitment through fruit

Aug. 3, 2022

Original release: November 2nd, 2020 View the original show notes here. Featuring the hosts of the Ach podcast . I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFE…

RERUN: Advice for foreigners in Germany, taken from two years of The Germany Experience

July 27, 2022

Original release: June 2, 2001 View the original show notes here. I F YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST You can support the show in various ways: BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with ru…

The Berlin episode (recorded live @ PodFest Berlin 2022)

July 20, 2022

I've always felt a special connection to Berlin. But what is it like to live there? I am joined by three foreigners living in Berlin who discuss their stories, what they love about living in Berlin, and various other aspects…

Q&A: Self-learning B2, dealing with language barrier frustrations, and is there foolproof advice for making friends in Germany?

July 6, 2022

You sent in some questions about life in Germany, and I try and answer them in this episode. THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE AT PODFEST BERLIN I will be recording a live episode at Podfest Berlin on Saturday July 16th @ 16:15 . It wi…

Finding A Job & Working In Germany

Probezeit: The first six months in a German job (Lisa Janz, Job Coach Germany)

June 29, 2022

The first six months in a new job is important. In Germany, it is usually a trial period - or "Probezeit" - and it is a chance for you to get to know your team, company, and more. Lisa Janz, who runs Job Coach Germany, joins…

Guest: Lisa Janz

Recent Blog Posts

4 Reasons why 2022 is a good time to find a job in Germany

Despite the ongoing pandemic, now is actually a really good time to look for a job in Germany. Lisa Janz of Job Coach Germany gives us 4 reasons why you …

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…

About the Host

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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.