Expat Germany


Germany - Whether you opt for the intriguing contrasts of Berlin, the charm and beer cellars of Munich or the high-tech buzz of Frankfurt, Germany is a country whose lovely landscapes link cities that dominate the quality of living results.

Germany Discussion Forum - Latest Posts

  Job Hunting In Germany - A Guide For Expats
  An Expat Guide To Getting A Work Permit In Germany
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  German Culture - A Guide For New Expats
  Expat Experience - Sarah, Bremen
  Anyone heard of Oh God My Wife is German?
  An Expat Guide To Education In Germany
  Legalities of RETURNING to Germany for citizen after years
  Expat Experience - Chris Olson, Wuppertal
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  Job Hunting In Germany - A Guide For Expats

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Germany is in the midst of a powerful era. The country is the economic and symbolic centre of Europe, unemployment is low, and numerous industries are expanding. That being said, finding a job in Germany as an expat is a time consuming activity that requires a generous dose of determination, patience, and paperwork.

This article gives an overview of the jobs and opportunities open to expats in Germany, the various methods and portals you can use to search for jobs, and the documents required to apply.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Getting A Work Permit In Germany

Articles - Germany

Due to Germany’s ageing population, the government is relatively keen to have more skilled hands on the proverbial deck.

This is not to say, however, that Germany has cut out its one true love: bureaucracy. Basically, if you’re an non-EU citizen, you’re going to have to get a fair number of papers stamped on your journey into the German labour force. The upside? Germany scores pretty well when it comes to living standards, so coming here to work will pay off.   more ...

  German Culture - A Guide For New Expats

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You might not think of Germans as quirky, but they can be. While we all know that Germans enjoy punctuality (true), paperwork (true), and practicality (true), what you might not know is that Germans also enjoy recycling and experimental mixed drinks. These might not sound like strictly cultural activities but you’ll soon find that culture lives in the little things. Throw out your famous German stereotypes, it’s time to get cosy with the idiosyncrasies and values that drive everyday life.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Education In Germany

Articles - Germany

With its academic tracks and its variety of schools, the German education system looks quite different to those found in the Anglosphere. That being said, the German tradition of early streaming based on predicted academic outcomes can feel quite restrictive to parents used to a more inclusive system.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Finding An Apartment In Germany

Articles - Germany

Apartment hunting is always taxing, but trying to navigate a foreign system in a foreign language can be very difficult. This article will introduce you to the German system, as well as point you towards the most important resources for your house-hunt.   more ...


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