Finding A Better Work-Life Balance In Berlin

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Have you ever visited a city in a foreign country, and just felt immediately at home? That was Laurel Wright’s experience whilst on a solo European holiday from the USA. Wanting to escape the hustle culture of LA, she decided to pack up her … Read more

Life As An American Expat In Germany

 CARLIE: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. If you’re not tuning in to the show on YouTube yet, check us out at ‘Expat Focus’ and don’t forget to subscribe. Before the pandemic hit, American, Jake Doherty was running two very successful tour guide services in Bavaria. When Covid-19 completely decimated the … Read more

Jenna, Düsseldorf

Who are you? Hey! My name is Jenna, and I’m a Canadian-born expat living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany. Germany has been my home for the last three years, and while I’ve visited over 50 countries, Germany is one of the only places I’ve been able to call home. My longest expat experience, second to … Read more

Health Insurance In Germany: A Guide For American Expats

Moving abroad is a tricky proposition from all angles, but healthcare is one of the main worries people state when they are considering making an intercontinental move. If you’re moving from the USA to Germany, you might be wondering about the quality of healthcare available, how to sign up to the healthcare system there, and … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Germany

In terms of banking, there are a few options open to expats living in Germany. Some choose to maintain an existing account in their home country, which can be useful for things like paying recurring bills back home. Others choose to open an international account with their existing bank, which may eliminate or reduce penalties … Read more

How To Find A Job In Germany

Germany is the largest economy in Europe, and a major force globally. The job market there has remained buoyant in recent years. Levels of employment are high, and terms and conditions at work are usually generous.With good public transport and health care, Germany is an attractive place to work, and welcomes expats with suitable professional, … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Germany

The housing market in Germany is equally split between renting and buying. There are no restrictions for foreigners buying property, even those from outside the European Union.There are various online property websites, including ImmoScout24,, and Berlin vis-à-vis. All of these list rental accommodation, as well as properties for sale. Property listings include overall … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Germany

Citizens of a country in the European Union or the European Economic Area can enter and remain in Germany as a tourist for any length of time without a visa. Note that, until the end of 2020, the UK is still regarded as an EU country for purposes of travel. It is not yet known … Read more

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