Adapting to life in Germany Episodes

Dealing with depression in Germany (Deenara from Russia)

How do you recognize that you are depressed? How do you seek out therapy and other help for depression in Germany? And what if yo…

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Being a TV anchor, online weirdos, and stereotypes about Russian wome…

Daria, originally from Moscow, Russia, is working as a freelance journalist in Germany. She helped me put an upcoming episode abo…

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Leaving Germany after a decade (Natalie from the UK)

What is it that makes someone who has lived in Germany for over a decade decide that it's time to go back "home"? Natalie is orig…

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Finding yourself in a second language: language and identity (Steph f…

How being bilingual can influence your personality in different languages.

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Moving after 40, sensationalist media, and loneliness in Germany (Kla…

Klaus was born in Brazil before spending the first 12 years of his life in Germany. After returning to Brazil, he remained in tou…

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A serial expat in Germany (Amy from Canada)

Amy is the host of The Expat Experience podcast. She has landed up in Germany after spending time in Vietnam and China, and in ou…

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Motivated to adapt by painful social moments (Sindy from Hong Kong)

(This is the podcast previously known as Expat Life Germany.In the first few years in Germany, things weren't always easy for Sin…

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SOFA status, growing a thicker skin, and tracking a stolen phone with…

Audrey and Zach met while in the USA. When Zach, a cartographer, moved to Germany on a SOFA status (Status of Forces Agreement), …

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Missing holiday traditions from home, making new traditions, and fire…

For foreigners living in Germany, the holidays are a time that we recreate traditions from our home countries, adopt German tradi…

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Unhappy in Germany (S from India)

Donate to my cause in the expat podcasters charity challenge (aka #FEGEPADFO): Donate to Lebenshilfe Bad WindsheimGermany offers …

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How Germany changed us (Jibran from Pakistan)

Jibran runs the Desi in Wonderland YouTube channel. He's originally from Pakistan and has been living in Germany for 5 years, so …

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A Berliner, a Hamburger, a Neapolitan, and a world citizen (Liliana f…

Liliana is from Naples, Italy, and has lived in Germany for 7 years. She recently got her citizenship, and discusses how that hap…

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Being far from family when losing someone, making friends through tea…

One of my best friends in Germany, Rafael from Brazil, experienced loss when his father passed away, and talks about how he coped…

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Being an English-Speaking Writer in Germany, Bringing a Pet to German…

Mari is a US expat living in Germany. She's also a writer and an avid pug fan. She discusses what it's like being an English-spea…

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The "Why" Has to be Right (Vlad from Romania)

Discuss this episode in the Expat Life Germany Facebook group! Vlad from Romania was tired of the political situation in Romania,…

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