Making Friends In Germany Episodes

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Antoinette Emily from New Zealand

Nov. 22, 2020

You probably know Antoinette Emily from her YouTube channel. Originally from New Zealand, she moved to Germany to be with her then-boyfriend (now-husband) over 10 years ago. We discuss the story of how she came to Germany, the importance of having international friends in Germany, raising bilingual…

Adapting To Life In Germany Making Friends In Germany

African abroad (Tania from Kenya)

July 26, 2020

Tania was born in Kenya and has lived in five different African countries. After a short time in Thailand, she’s landed up in Germany, and she feels like this is somewhere she can stay for a longer time. Some of the reasons for this include feeling safer in Germany than in Kenya, and having the saf…

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Sandals and socks, making friends with Germans, and "selfishly" staying in Germany (Amy from the USA)

July 20, 2020

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

Adapting To Life In Germany Making Friends In Germany

Leaving Germany after a decade (Natalie from the UK)

March 9, 2020

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 originally from the UK, and is now making the decision to leave Germany after 11 years. She explains how she got to this point. She also discusses the importance of using mee…

Adapting To Life In Germany Making Friends In Germany

Being far from family when losing someone, making friends through team sports, and security in Germany (Rafael from Brazil)

Nov. 3, 2019

One of my best friends in Germany, Rafael from Brazil, experienced loss when his father passed away, and talks about how he coped dealing with that being far from his family. He's also a handball player, and he had the chance to make German friends through his love of the sport. We also discuss lea…