March 17, 2022
Nicole and fellow podcaster Idan from Israel answer listener questions and quandaries in Ask the Expat. We give our best go at answering questions sent to us from expats all over.
Feb. 17, 2022
Kate got curious about the women who moved abroad for their jobs, sometimes with their husbands or partners as the trailing spouse. Thus launched a research project about the breadwinning female expats.
Nov. 18, 2021
Most German public health insurances cover mental health therapy. It's a wonderful thing, but like all things in Germany, there is a lot of paperwork and bureaucracy required to find a therapist, get the therapy approved, an…
Sept. 30, 2021
From a brief stint as an undocumented person in China to meeting her husband at a beer pong tournament, Vanessa's got some stories to share. She also explains how she paid off her over $100,000 in debt - including personal f…
June 3, 2021
Psychologist Gabriela Encina talks about the unique effects life in Coronavirus Pandemic era has had on expats, like family separation, social isolation, and a harsh interruption to their integration process.
May 27, 2021
Just about every expat in Germany can tell you a story of a time an interaction with a person of authority made them cry. We discuss experiences like this and what we can do to improve those interactions.
May 13, 2021
Jana talks us through some of the most culture-clashy aspects of the job hunt: resume writing, interviewing, and contract negotiations. She gives concrete tips on how to navigate the process and how to prepare for unexpected…
April 8, 2021
It's not easy being a mom. It's not easy living abroad. When you combine both things, things can get really, really tricky.
March 11, 2021
Once you move to Germany, you have 3 years to convert your license to a German license, or you have to start over from square one. Stacey from California explains what she had to do to turn her California license to a German…
Sept. 3, 2020
If you are a US citizen, even if you live abroad, you ARE eligible to vote. Candice works with Democrats Abroad Germany and Vote from Abroad. She's here to tell us how to vote from abroad, why to vote from abroad, and what d…
Aug. 24, 2020
My summer vacation ended up consisting of me visiting friends in Cologne, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Because I was outside of German borders, I qualified for a free Coronavirus test upon my return. I share what my experience was…
July 2, 2020
Katia, a longtime expat, got divorced from her Austrian husband in Switzerland. She shares what she learned through the challenging process.
April 23, 2020
Julia maps out various strategies to make us feel at home, no matter where we are in the world.
April 16, 2020
As expats in Germany, we have plenty of practice at maintaining relationships and creating a sense of community from afar, and we share our favorite tricks to feeling connected despite the distance.
April 9, 2020
Katie Rössler is an expat couple's counselor. Working with couples in person and online, Katie helps her clients navigate the tricky waters of miscommunications, conflicting expectations, and more.