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Sarah, Bremen

Published Friday August 11, 2017 (16:48:28)
Sarah
Who are you?

My name is Sarah. I am a British expat living in Bremen, Germany.    more ...


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Chris Olson, Wuppertal

Published Wednesday July 12, 2017 (14:30:53)
Chris Olson
Who are you?

My name is Chris Olson and I’m a self-employed English trainer in Wuppertal, Germany.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Germany (from Cincinnati, Ohio) in late 2013.    more ...


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Marcos Cherem, Frankfurt

Published Tuesday March 28, 2017 (14:04:59)
Marcos Cherem
Who are you?

My name is Marcos Cherem, I’m a Mexican-Spanish citizen born and raised in Mexico. I am a family man with a wife and a kid, and an IT expert who enjoys travel and living in different places. I embrace multiculturalism and I’m raising my child as such, as a citizen of the world.    more ...


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James, Wiesbaden

Published Thursday January 12, 2017 (17:13:28)
James
Who are you?

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


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Aaron And Meghan, Mannheim

Published Tuesday May 31, 2016 (12:39:01)
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 ...


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Danielle Crouch, Karlsruhe

Published Friday May 20, 2016 (09:53:54)
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 ...


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Tania Lestal, Munich

Published Saturday September 05, 2015 (15:45:19)
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 ...


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Jim Geren, Mergentheim

Published Sunday August 23, 2015 (15:35:15)
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 ...


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Diana, Hamburg

Published Thursday May 21, 2015 (02:57:46)
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 ...


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Oliver, Frankfurt

Published Wednesday May 13, 2015 (02:22:09)
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 ...