Episodes

October 21, 2021

Travel Germany: Kiel with Jordan

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Kiel with Jordan Wagner!

Travel Germany

October 14, 2021

A South African, a Filipino,& an American Walk into a Bakery... with Shaun & Lawin

Shaun from South Africa moved to Germany 14 years ago. Lawin from the Philippines moved to Germany 2 years ago. And your host Nicole moved to Germany 4 years ago. All now hosts podcasts about Germany and they share their personal impressions about the country they now call home.

Life Talks

October 07, 2021

Cultivating Independence Abroad with Hannah from Travels with Teslin

When Hannah moved abroad in college, it was to study abroad in Cologne - but really, she was studying there to be near a guy. Now, years later, the relationship is over, but Hannah is absolutely thriving. She shares the story of how she rediscovered not only Hamburg and Germany but herself, becoming the happy, independent lady she is today.

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

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.

Expat Resources Career Abroad

June 24, 2021

Your Stories: Times German Authority Figures Made Us Cry

This season finale, we're marking the occasion by diving into a touchy topic: I collected your stories of times German people of authority have made you cry.

Mental Health

June 17, 2021

The Grass Is Greenest Where You Water It with Steph

Steph moved from Bavaria, Germany to the UK to California, USA, and now Texas, USA, picking up plenty of life lessons along the way. One thing she learned from a cheesy embroidered pillow has proven to be true. The grass is greenest where you water it.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

June 10, 2021

Life in a Small Bavarian Town with Steffi

Steffi talks about why she loves her small town in Bavaria so much, despite career challenges, homesickness, and of course the Corona pandemic getting in the way of spending her well-earned Euros!

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

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.

Mental Health Expat Resources Family Relations

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.

Visa Talk Language Learning Expat Resources Life Talks

May 20, 2021

Travel Germany: Bamberg with Ana

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Bremen!

Travel Germany

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.

Career Abroad Expat Resources

May 06, 2021

A Mother-Daughter Reverse Expat Journey with Gabi & Elana

In honor of Mother's Day, the mother-daughter duo is here to share how their reverse expat experiences have bonded them, and what intergenerational immigration means for their family.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

April 29, 2021

TCKs, CCKs,and Preparing to Move Abroad as a Family with Anna

Anna works as an expat coach specializing in TCKs and CCKs. She gives us a crash course on what they are, followed by a deep discussion of how to best prepare for a move abroad as a family.

Family Relations Mental Health Finding Home Abroad

April 22, 2021

Bad Days Abroad and the Big Question: To Stay or To Go?

Last year, Katherine found herself questioning whether she should stay in Denmark longer or move away, and if so, where. She listened to her inner voice, and it led her back to her passport country of Estonia.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

April 15, 2021

Travel Germany: Berlin, Friedenau & Karlshorst with Marguerite

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about two Berlin neighborhoods: Friedenau and Karlshorst!

Travel Germany Finding Home Abroad

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.

Family Relations Expat Resources Mental Health

April 01, 2021

Turning the Tables: The Germany Experience Takes Over

The Germany Experience is here to take over The Expat Cast for one episode. Shaun uses his prize to ask Nicole about her experience as a podcast host and her time as a Bufdi in the Bundesfreiwilligendienst.

Finding Home Abroad Career Abroad

March 25, 2021

Travel Germany: Aachen with Lawin

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Aachen!

Travel Germany

March 18, 2021

A German Expat in Germany with Martina

Martina was born in the US to German parents who had most recently been living in Switzerland. When she was a baby, they moved back to Switzerland, then they relocated to the US for Martina's high school and college years. Now, Martina's living in Germany for the first time.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

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.

Expat Resources

March 04, 2021

Embracing Expat Entrepreunership with Tania

She's lived in Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, the UK, South Africa, Thailand, Zanzibar, Austria, and now, Germany. She consults on travel to Kenya, sews and sells African fabrics, has a blog, and more. Yet still, she struggles to identify as an entrepreneur.

Career Abroad Finding Home Abroad

February 25, 2021

Italy Everywhere with Claudio

Whether he's living in Belgium, the Netherlands, China, or Germany, Claudio manages to find Italy everywhere he goes. Claudio shares why and how he honors his Italian heritage, be it through food or people or something else entirely.

Finding Home Abroad

February 21, 2021

America on Fire 3 - February 25, 2021

In June 2020, after the George Floyd protests, the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg hosted an online panel discussion with five Americans living in Germany about the state of America and their experiences with racism. It was moderated by Nicole, the host of...

February 18, 2021

Repatriating During a Pandemic with Kate

Kate moved back to Germany in March of 2020, on one of the last flights from the USA to Germany before travel shut down due to Coronavirus. We hear what it was like saying goodbye to Chicago and how it's been readjusting to their home country under these limited circumstances.

Family Relations Life Talks