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Adventures learning German with Dana Newman’s “You go me on the cookie!”

I interviewed writer and YouTuber Dana Newman for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. Listen to the full interview here. Dana Newman, an American living in Germany, is one of the most popular YouTubers documenting life in Germany for fore…

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Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, and how Germany changed her

I interviewed YouTuber Montana Showalter for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. To hear the full interview, subscribe to the podcast or go here. When Montana Showalter, a high school student, left the USA for Germany as part of an exchan…

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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 very own experiences. I’ve been a job hunter three times in Germany, and have always been f…

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Guest Appearance on the Expat Cast

Here’s some pretty cool news: my first appearance as a guest on a podcast has just gone live! And I can tell you, it was a whole different experience being on the other side of the interview!  The podcast is hosted by Nicole and is calle…

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5 Cultural Things to Expect in a German Workplace

—Wiebke Homborg runs Chameleon, which provides intercultural training and expat coaching. She is currently offering an online course on working in Germany, and I thought I’d invite her to write a guest post about what cultural surprises …

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Common Expat Scams (and 2 Golden Rules to Avoid Them)

You might think that scams are easy to spot, and that you’re above getting caught by them. But the fact is, some scams are decades old and are still being run by fraudsters. There is only one reason for that: people still fall for them. And as…

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The Germans are weird about birthdays

One of the things about moving to another country is that you very quickly notice peculiarities in the culture. Case in point: when you move to Germany it won’t be long before you notice the way Germans are about birthdays. I mean, sure, they …

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