Season 5

Mental Health

Your Stories: Times German Authority Figures Made Us Cry

June 24, 2021

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.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

The Grass Is Greenest Where You Water It with Steph

June 17, 2021

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 …

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad

Life in a Small Bavarian Town with Steffi

June 10, 2021

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!

Mental Health Expat Resources Family Relations

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.

Visa Talk Language Learning Expat Resources Life Talks

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.

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Bamberg with Ana

May 20, 2021

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

Career Abroad Expat Resources

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

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…

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

A Mother-Daughter Reverse Expat Journey with Gabi & Elana

May 6, 2021

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 Mental Health Finding Home Abroad

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

April 29, 2021

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.

Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

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

April 22, 2021

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.

Travel Germany Finding Home Abroad

Travel Germany: Berlin, Friedenau & Karlshorst with Marguerite

April 15, 2021

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!

Family Relations Expat Resources Mental Health

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.

Finding Home Abroad Career Abroad

Turning the Tables: The Germany Experience Takes Over

April 1, 2021

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.

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Aachen with Lawin

March 25, 2021

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

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

A German Expat in Germany with Martina

March 18, 2021

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. N…

Expat Resources

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…

Career Abroad Finding Home Abroad

Embracing Expat Entrepreunership with Tania

March 4, 2021

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 …

Finding Home Abroad

Italy Everywhere with Claudio

Feb. 25, 2021

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 …

Family Relations Life Talks

Repatriating During a Pandemic with Kate

Feb. 18, 2021

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 …

Family Relations Career Abroad

First Female in the Family to Move Abroad with Reina

Feb. 11, 2021

Reina was the first female in her tight-knit family to move abroad. When she was adjusting to life in her new home in New Zealand, she faced serious withdrawal, going from constant family time to being a 26-hour flight away.

Travel Germany

Travel Germany: Dessau with Inna

Feb. 4, 2021

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

Life Talks

Am I Integrating or Am I Aging? with Rachel from Meet the Germans

Jan. 28, 2021

Rachel hosts the Meet the Germans series with Deutsche Welle, where she shares videos about current events and German culture in English through her perspective as a foreigner in Germany.

Finding Home Abroad

Make Me (Techncially) German (But Also Kind Of Not) with Adam Fletcher

Jan. 21, 2021

Adam Fletcher was bored in his UK hometown when a job opportunity popped up in Leipzig, Germany. He said, "Sure, why not?" He went on to become a bestselling author of hilarious and astute books including, "Make Me German" a…

Mental Health Life Talks

Coping with Unrest Back Home with Tara

Jan. 14, 2021

An American in Germany struggling to process current events from afar sits down with Tara, an Iranian in Germany who has had a couple years' head start on processing unrest back home from far away.

Career Abroad Finding Home Abroad

TikTok, Glühwein, & Finding Independence in Hamburg with Hannah Teslin

Jan. 7, 2021

Hannah has been living in Hamburg, Germany for 7 years now. Her move was inspired by love, but even when that relationship ended, she had plenty of reasons to stay - including her popular TikTok and Instagram accounts!