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Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

The Downside of a Nomadic Life with Mahdia

Aug. 27, 2020

Mahdia left her hometown of Dhaka, Bangladesh when she was 19. She's since lived in Wollongong, Australia, Berlin, Germany, Argentina, and Thailand. Now back in Berlin, Mahdia is exhausted from the nomadic life.

Expat Resources

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 like.   CONNECT the...

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Nuremberg with Shannon

Aug. 20, 2020

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

Career Abroad Family Relations

Started from the Bottom with Mari

Aug. 13, 2020

Mari is from Indiana, USA and moved to Germany. Not only does she have her own story of how she started from the bottom; she also shares the story of her mother, who moved from Peru to the USA.

Finding Home Abroad

All the Expat Ladies with Mari from The Expat Lady Experience

Aug. 6, 2020

Can a woman feel safe to walk home alone at night? Is there a form of sisterhood among German women? How do expat friend groups manage group dynamics when cultural differences make conflict even worse? And can men and women be friends?

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

Being Queer in Germany with Meg

July 30, 2020

Meg is a love expat - she moved to Freiburg, Germany from South Carolina, USA to be with her German then-girlfriend, now-wife. From the southern US to southern Germany, she shares what it's been like for her being queer.

Life Talks Mental Health

Getting Cancer in Germany with Natalie

July 23, 2020

Germany was supposed to be a temporary stop on a longer journey of living abroad for Natalie, from the UK, and her husband Conrad, from Germany. Then, months before their wedding, Natalie got diagnosed with cancer.

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Stuttgart with Stefanie

July 16, 2020

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. In this episode, we hear about Stuttgart.

Life Talks

Solo Female Travel with Zoe

July 9, 2020

Nicole recently discovered solo travel, and she chats about it with Zoe, a seasoned solo traveler who has done longer trips across Europe, South America, and southeast Asia all by herself.

Life Talks

America On Fire

July 4, 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.

Expat Resources Family Relations

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.

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Görlitz with Tessa and Lauren

June 25, 2020

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

Life Talks

Talking about Racism with White Expat Podcasters in Germany with Shaun

June 18, 2020

Nicole and Shaun are two white expat podcasters who live in Germany. Nicole is from the US, and Shaun is from South Africa. The two come together to talk about racism.

Career Abroad

The Relocation Industry with Sheanne

June 11, 2020

Sheanne works in the relocation industry, and she gives insider information on how to maximize your relocation package.

Life Talks

Podcast Blackout

June 4, 2020

There is no new episode of The Expat Cast this week. As an American living abroad, I cannot stand beside my fellow Americans in protest of police violence and racism in the United States. But that's no excuse to do nothing.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

To Move or Not To Move: The Expat During a Pandemic Question with Emily

May 28, 2020

Emily has a family split between the US and Germany. They're based in the States now, but have considered a move to Germany - but can they or do they want to during a pandemic?

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Freiburg with Jibran

May 21, 2020

In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. To kick it off, we learn about Freiburg.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

When Expat Life Doesn't Work Out with Brandi

May 14, 2020

Brandi decided to move on from her life in California. She sold most of her things and moved to Germany. Nine months later, Brandi was back in the States. Life in Germany had become a struggle beyond what was acceptable.