Adapting to life in Germany Episodes

Learning about "Mittagsruhe", integrating through a "Kinderladen", an…

Fiona and her husband are opera singers from the UK who moved to Germany for work. I first met her when she appeared on the episo…

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The attraction of Munich, the versatility of “Doch!”, and environment…

Sarah from Canada came to Munich 4 years ago to get her Masters degree. At first the plan was to stay two years (which at the tim…

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Emma dances here (Emma from the USA)

Emma is a dancer who moved from New York City to Berlin. Even though Berlin is a big city, she still has to adjust to the slower …

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Everything changes all the time: finding your place in Germany (Shake…

Shaked moved from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Germany to take the next step in her dance career: a move to dance management or productio…

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RERUN: Living abroad teaches us the power of connections (Anna from C…

Originally released on September 4th, 2019 (episode #14).Anna Noakes Schulze from Canada presented a TEDx talk called “Living Abr…

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African abroad (Tania from Kenya)

Tania was born in Kenya and has lived in five different African countries. After a short time in Thailand, she’s landed up in Ger…

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Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" stayi…

How difficult it is to make meaningful connections with Germans, and what it's like when you make a conscious decision to stay in…

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Just a diplomatic spouse (Alexandra from Romania)

Life as the spouse of a diplomat, the importance of groups for integration, and adapting to constant change.

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Singing schlager music in Germany, and misogyny in the music industry…

Sarah Jane Scott talks about her schlager success, what it’s like to be a schlager singer, and systemic misogyny and exploitation…

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A southern liberal in Germany, running a coffee shop, and casual Germ…

Running a coffee shop in Germany, why Germany isn’t the best for children with special needs, and casual racism in Germany.

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The 5 phases of culture shock (Beth from the USA)

Getting over culture shock, finding a fulfilling job in Germany, and dealing with finding a new identity when moving away from yo…

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Seven months as an exchange student in Germany (Montana Showalter fro…

Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, her time in Germany, returning home due to the coronavirus crisis, and the ways that Germany…

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Learning German with apps, and working in the video games industry (T…

Learning German through apps, working for a video games company, and getting angry letters from German neighbors.

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Traveling with teenagers, and interrupted travel plans (Linda from th…

Travelteening is a blog that gives travel advice for traveling with teens. The blogger behind it, Linda from the USA, joins me to…

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From USA to Germany, California style (Greg from USA and Brigida from…

When Greg and Brigida decided to move from California to Germany, they did it with just a small amount of money and two dogs. And…

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