Expat Resources Episodes

September 30, 2021

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

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 finance tips you can implement right away - while still living abroad and traveling the globe.

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June 03, 2021

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

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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May 27, 2021

Times German Authority Figures Have Made Us Cry with Martina

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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May 13, 2021

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

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 unexpectedly challenging moments.

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April 08, 2021

Mental Health Support for Moms Abroad with Johanna from Afloat

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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March 11, 2021

Getting a German Driver's License with Stacey

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 one.

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September 03, 2020

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

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 deadlines to keep in mind.

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August 24, 2020

My Coronavirus Test Experience (Minisode)

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 like.   CONNECT the...

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July 02, 2020

Divorce as an Expat Living Abroad with Katia

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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April 23, 2020

Creating Home with Julia

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

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April 16, 2020

Community from a Distance with Aspen from AspenAbroad

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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April 09, 2020

Counseling for Cross-Cultural Relationships with Katie

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.

Family Relations Mental Health Expat Resources

January 23, 2020

Getting Married in Germany with Natalie

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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December 12, 2019

Apprenticeships in Germany with Shanon and Michael

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?

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November 28, 2019

Filing US Taxes as an American Expat with Nathalie from MyExpatTaxes

Nathalie tells us about starting MyExpatTaxes and shares TONS of information that can help you avoid common tax filing mistakes among US expats.

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