Finding Home Abroad Episodes

Finding Home Abroad

Clinging to Your Culture with Jenny

March 28, 2019

A discussion of all the weird things we find ourselves interested in now that we live far from home, especially those things we previously wanted nothing to do with, like football, touristy clothing, and chain restaurants.

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Being Bi-Cultural with Gordon

March 21, 2019

Gordon is half-German, half-American and grew up moving back and forth between both countries. He shares with us how his bi-cultural identity as well has his frequent moving shaped him as a person.

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Relationships with Loved Ones Back Home with Summer

Feb. 28, 2019

Managing relationships with loved ones back home can be one of the hardest parts of the expat life. So today, two expats with totally different experiences sit down to chat about how they’ve managed.

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Long-Distance Relationships with Meg

Feb. 14, 2019

Two old friends from Pennsylvania, USA ended up both dating German men long-distance. They dish over how they survived long distance, why they stuck it out, and what benefits they found long distance had to offer.

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Book Worms International with Steph

Feb. 7, 2019

The discussion explores Steph and Nicole's journey as readers and as expats, and we try to figure out how and why our reading habits have changed over time, location, and financial status.

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Extroverted Entrepreneurial American Expat with Joe

Jan. 31, 2019

Joe, a fellow American in Germany, shares how his extroverted, outgoing friendliness has impacted his long-term happiness in Germany.

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From Army to Expat with Kris

Dec. 20, 2018

Floridian Kris enrolled in the US Army in part because he was eager to travel, and he was happy to find himself stationed in Germany between missions. After his time in the military ended, Kris decided to call Germany his home forever.

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Being an Asian Woman in Germany with April

Nov. 29, 2018

pril is from China, and she's lived in Canada, Austria, the United States, and now Germany. Through her time in North America, Europe, and Asia, April has been able to compare people's reactions to her across cultures.

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Expat Partners with Katharina

Nov. 22, 2018

When Katharina agreed to move from Munich to Chicago for her husband's job, she was excited to continue her thriving career in a new country. She was shocked and devastated to realize that getting a job wasn't that easy.

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Germany, America, and German-American Centers with Friederike

Nov. 15, 2018

We chat over-assimilation, American heroism, and "that whole hanging out concept." Plus, Friederike tells us what a German-American cultural center actually does, why these places exist, and where you can find them.

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Culture Shock: USA v. Germany with Christin

Nov. 1, 2018

Christin moved from Germany to Charleston, South Carolina. She and Nicole share which aspects of daily life give them culture shock, from ice cubes to air conditioning to banking to garbage to cars.

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House Hunting and House Hunters with Shanon

Oct. 18, 2018

Finding an apartment or house in Germany can feel impossible, and it can be incredibly confusing. No fear! Shanon and Nicole break it all down. You can get a full list of resources.

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Assimilation v. Self with Jenny

Aug. 23, 2018

Part of the adventure of moving abroad is assimilating into the culture. But how do you assimilate without giving up too much of your own self identity? How much of who you are is tied to where you're from or where you live now?