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Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

James, Wiesbaden

Posted by: Scar on Thursday January 12, 2017 (11:13:28)   (506 Reads)
James
Who are you?

My name is James, from Greater Birmingham, UK   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Aaron And Meghan, Mannheim

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday May 31, 2016 (07:39:01)   (1031 Reads)
Aaron and Meghan
Who are you?

We're Aaron and Meghan, two Americans, engineers, scuba divers, and travelers, originally from Michigan in the United States, but currently living in Mannheim, Germany.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Germany in August 2014 for Aaron's job. He is working on a new plant that is to be built in the US, but engineering is currently being done in Germany at the company's headquarters.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Danielle Crouch, Karlsruhe

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 20, 2016 (04:53:54)   (820 Reads)
Danielle Crouch
Who are you?

I'm an American student and language enthusiast currently studying to be a technical translator.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Karlsruhe, Germany in 2013 to be with my German boyfriend (now fiancee) and to work as an au pair.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Tania Lestal, Munich

Posted by: scar on Saturday September 05, 2015 (10:45:19)   (2084 Reads)
Tania Lestal
Who are you?

My name is Tania and I am an Estonian Australian with a passion for travel, writing and creative pursuits. I studied media and communications at university and went on to work in film and television. Before I left Australia I had a fantastic job organising film festivals. For the past five years I have been writing my blog, Estonia Paradise of the North, in which I cover a range of subjects on the beautiful country of Estonia.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Jim Geren, Mergentheim

Posted by: Carole on Sunday August 23, 2015 (10:35:15)   (1941 Reads)
Jim Geren, Mergentheim
Who are you?

My name is Jim Geren. I am originally from the U.S. state of Vermont.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Bad Mergentheim, Germany in 2013 from Colorado Springs, CO with my then girlfriend (now wife), Eve, and our two dogs, Buster and Wilson. Mergentheim is Eve's hometown and we visited in 2012 during the two weeks between Xmas and New year.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Diana, Hamburg

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday May 20, 2015 (21:57:46)   (2219 Reads)
Diana
Who are you?

I'm Diana, a 26 year old expat in Germany, I studied International Commerce and I have a five year old daughter.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Hamburg in 2012 thanks to a Scholarship Pablo received to do his Master's degree. Once that was finished last December we decided to stay a bit longer.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Oliver, Frankfurt

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday May 12, 2015 (21:22:09)   (1243 Reads)
Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I am originally from the UK and first went overseas to asia for study. After travelling, studying and working in a few different East Asian countries, I knew that I would never be able to settle down in a single country. I was lucky in that I was able to find a job in the UK that allowed me to travel extensively all over the world and when the chance came to work permanently overseas about 10 years ago, I jumped at it. First in Switzerland and now in Germany.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Funnily enough, my biggest challenges came from trying to get practical local information from a distance.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Meredith, Near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg

Posted by: Carole on Thursday April 30, 2015 (19:40:47)   (2469 Reads)
Meredith
Who are you?

My name is Meredith and I am from Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I love to travel, read, bake and blog!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

After five and a half years of being in a long distance relationship, I moved to Germany in 2013 to join my German fiancé. After living so many years apart, we are now happy to be married and living together near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. Shortly after moving to Germany, I started writing my blog Kaffee und Kuchen to describe my experiences living as an expat in Germany.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Author of 'Oh God, My Wife Is German', Hannover

Posted by: Carole on Monday December 02, 2013 (11:41:50)   (4893 Reads)
Who are you?

I am an American expat from Portland, Oregon, now living in Hannover, Germany. I am a freelance graphic designer and copywriter, and an avid blogger of all things humorous (though I most often take aim at subjects like Germany, expat life, culture shock and my beautiful -- and unintentionally hilarious -- German wife.)

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Germany in September of 2012 in order to be with my wife. If she'd been from England, I would have moved to England. Had she come from Italy, I would have moved to Italy. Had she been from Siberia, I would have said, "Sorry honey, but I'm sure there's a very nice guy for you in Siberia. Probably the quiet type, because he's frozen to death."   more ...

Expat Experiences > Germany

Germany

Jill Mazullo, Berlin

Posted by: Carole on Thursday October 31, 2013 (08:16:18)   (3385 Reads)
Jill Mazullo
My name is Jill Mazullo, and in August 2013 my family and I came to Berlin from St. Paul, Minnesota, to spend the year here for my husband’s sabbatical. Our three daughters attend three different schools that meet their needs, which was not the original plan, and I work from home for several clients back in Minnesota. My husband is making the most of the extensive operas and symphonies Berlin has to offer while working on his writing projects.

How did you find somewhere to live?

We found our apartment, or “flat” as they like to call it, through www.sabbaticalhomes.com before we came to Berlin. It’s a great site for people affiliated with any kind of educational institution. My husband had spent time in Berlin many years earlier, so he knew the general neighborhood where he thought we’d like to live.   more ...

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