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Have you ever had the deep feeling and/or fear of being a fraud? I used to struggle with it sometimes, but since moving to Germany, imposter syndrome seems to be a part of my daily life. I feel it when speaking German. I feel it when buying grocerie…

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What better way to celebrate Halloween abroad than by discussing true murder cases that happened in the town where you live? Inspired by the famous & well-loved true crime podcast, My Favorite Murder, me and my friend Megan picked out two suspen…

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It's hard enough to be a responsible adult in your home country. When you move abroad, the weight of common adult tasks like filing taxes is compounded. But fear not - Wundertax is here to help lift that burden! I gave their German taxes tool a go.…

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To celebrate 50 episodes, 10,000 downloads, and 1 year of podcasting, my good friend and fellow expat Stacey and I answered listener questions and quandaries in a brand new format called Ask the Expat. We tackled the following questions with a mixtu…

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For many, one of the toughest things about living abroad is being far away from friends and family. It can feel like you're missing out on all the important moments, big and small - and sometimes, that's true. But sometimes, it's possible to move h…

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Jan. 3, 2021

Learning German

Happy 2021! Ringing in the new year in the midst of a pandemic makes it hard to set lots of goals for the year ahead. There are so many unknowns about the upcoming months. One thing you CAN do, even during a lockdown, even from home, even for free…

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"It can be tricky to stand in your power." In 2018, I spoke with Tanya Dantus, fellow expat in Freiburg, about Weltschmerz. Have you ever felt completely fatigued, your energy fully spent, not because of anything in your personal life but rather be…

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When I got my first real job offer in Germany, I was thrilled for all of five seconds before the panic set in. Was I ready for this? Was my German good enough? How the heck would I be able to get all the paperwork in order that the company needed be…

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In season one, I interviewed my friend and fellow US-American in Freiburg Shanon about how to find an apartment in Germany. Shanon, who has lived in Freiburg for 3 years, has lived in a series of WGs, or Wohngemeinschaften/shared flats, as well as …

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New to the show & looking for the best episodes to get started with? Here's my curated Starter Package list of episodes that give a good insight into what this show is all about.. Introducing The Expat Cast - though some things have changed …

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