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When I moved to Germany, I kept seeing a book series with cool hipster graphics and titles like "How to Be German in 50 Easy Steps" everywhere - at the library I worked at, at friend's houses, even a bookstore in a tiny town in the middle of nowhe…

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If you're on Instagram or TikTok, you probably know of Hannah from TravelsbyTeslin. While Hannah was quarantining in her home country of Canada in December 2020, shortly before a lockdown was announced in Germany, she came on The Expat Cast. Hann…

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Jan. 4, 2021

You Are Where You Live

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Mark Baker's studies in journalism and Eastern European international relations took him to Vienna, Austria in the late 1980s. Little did he know that the Iron Curtain would fall just as he was settling in, chang…

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If you are a US citizen, even if you live abroad, you ARE eligible to vote. And you SHOULD vote. Historically, US Americans living abroad have horrible voter turn out: roughly 7%. US Americans living in Germany have a slightly better but still awfu…

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In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. With their insider tips and suggestions about why they love their new home, you'll have plenty of ideas for when you visit Germ…

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In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. With their insider tips and suggestions about why they love their new home, you'll have plenty of ideas for when you visit Germ…

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Jan. 4, 2021

Divorce as an Expat

Many people move abroad either for love or with their spouse. Unfortunately, for some, that love story will end in a breakup or even divorce. Divorce is never easy, but having to go through a divorce in a foreign country compounds the challenges. K…

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Jan. 4, 2021

America on Fire

In the days after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department in 2020, the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg put together a panel discussion to address racism and police brutality in the United States. The event was hoste…

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In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. With their insider tips and suggestions about why they love their new home, you'll have plenty of ideas for when you visit Germ…

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Jan. 4, 2021

Talking about Racism

After George Floyd was murdered by the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a modern civil rights movement emerged as Americans in all 50 states protested against systemic racism and police brutality. The movement has also taken root abroad, including …

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