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Finding Therapy in Germany with Julian

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…

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Wandering but Not Lost: Financial Freedom as an Expat & Traveler with Vanessa from Wander Onwards

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…

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Covid Fatigue, Toxic Positivity, & Reentry for Expats with Gabriela

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.

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Times German Authority Figures Have Made Us Cry with Martina

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.

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Resumes, Interviews, & Contract Negotiations in Germany with Jana from Meetra

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…

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Mental Health Support for Moms Abroad with Johanna from Afloat

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.

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Getting a German Driver's License with Stacey

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…

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US Americans: How to Vote from Abroad with Candice from Democrats Abroad

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…

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My Coronavirus Test Experience (Minisode)

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…

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Divorce as an Expat Living Abroad with Katia

July 2, 2020

Katia, a longtime expat, got divorced from her Austrian husband in Switzerland. She shares what she learned through the challenging process.

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Creating Home with Julia

April 23, 2020

Julia maps out various strategies to make us feel at home, no matter where we are in the world.

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Community from a Distance with Aspen from AspenAbroad

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.

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Counseling for Cross-Cultural Relationships with Katie

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.

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Getting Married in Germany with Natalie

Jan. 23, 2020

Natalie had plenty of big dreams for how she wanted her wedding. But quickly, it became apparent that putting on her dream English wedding in Germany wasn't going to so easy.

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Apprenticeships in Germany with Shanon and Michael

Dec. 12, 2019

Germany is famous around the globe for their apprenticeship program, or Ausbildung. Did you know that foreigners are also eligible to do an apprenticeship in Germany?