The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. Featuring the stories of foreigners who moved to Germany - either temporarily or permanently - and tips and advice for life in Germany. Get an inside view of the joys, the frustrations, and the quirks of adapting to the culture and learning German. New episodes every Wednesday.

https://www.thegermanyexperience.de/

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episode 119: Recovering from a car accident while abroad (Sadaf from Pakistan)


Many foreigners do a lot of traveling around Europe while they are here. But have you ever considered what would happen if you had a medical emergency in another country? This happened to Sadaf, when she was involved in a car accident while she was in Milan. She discusses the ordeal, and then her recovery, starting from Italian hospitals and ending back in Germany. She also discusses how her university assisted her during her recovery...


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The Welcome To Germany Summit on 29th September 2022


A group of experts (including me!) has come together to organize a free online event for everyone interested in moving to and living in Germany - expats, internationals, immigrants, repats...you name it.

In this special episode, I talk about the summit and also bring on its organizers to go through the list of topics that will be covered.

SIGN UP FOR THE WELCOME TO GERMANY SUMMIT 2022 HERE

29th September 2022 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m...


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episode 118: A German returning to Germany after a decade (Cathrin from Germany)


Cathrin, originally from Germany, has been living in the States for more than 10 years, but she recently made the decision to return. She discusses the reasons for wanting to come back, how she needs to say goodbye to her old life, and how she faces similar culture shocks to other foreigners moving to Germany. She also discusses customer service in Germany, German coffee, and what it's like looking for a job months in advance...


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RERUN: Wurst/arsch/schwein idioms, why “Der/Die/Das” is weird, and sitting down to pee in Germany (Ricardo from Brazil & Ivan from Bulgaria)


Originally released on October 19th, 2020.

View the original show notes here.

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  • BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with running a podcast, like expenses for hosting the audio and the tools used to record the episodes. Every donation will go towards the monthly expenses of keeping The Germany Experience going...


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 2022-08-24  52m
 
 

RERUN: Q&A - Making long-term German friends, reverse parking, and origins of German idioms


Originally released March 8th, 2021

View the original show notes here.

IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
You can support the show in various ways: 

  • BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with running a podcast, like expenses for hosting the audio and the tools used to record the episodes. Every donation will go towards the monthly expenses of keeping The Germany Experience going...


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 2022-08-17  29m
 
 

RERUN: Antoinette Emily from New Zealand


Originally released November 23rd, 2020.

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Antoinette's YouTube channel: Antoinette Emily

IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
You can support the show in various ways: 

  • BUY THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE PODCAST A COFFEE – there are a lot of costs associated with running a podcast, like expenses for hosting the audio and the tools used to record the episodes...


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 2022-08-10  40m
 
 

RERUN: Ask a German - Bureaucracy, German pillows, standing in line, and recruitment through fruit


Original release: November 2nd, 2020

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Featuring the hosts of the Ach podcast.

IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST
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 2022-08-03  56m
 
 

RERUN: Advice for foreigners in Germany, taken from two years of The Germany Experience


Original release: June 2, 2021

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 2022-07-27  33m
 
 

episode 117: The Berlin episode (recorded live @ PodFest Berlin 2022)


I've always felt a special connection to Berlin. But what is it like to live there? I am joined by three foreigners living in Berlin who discuss their stories, what they love about living in Berlin, and various other aspects of life in the city...


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 2022-07-20  1h8m
 
 

episode 116: Q&A: Self-learning B2, dealing with language barrier frustrations, and is there foolproof advice for making friends in Germany?


You sent in some questions about life in Germany, and I try and answer them in this episode.

THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE AT PODFEST BERLIN
I will be recording a live episode at Podfest Berlin on Saturday July 16th @ 16:15. It will be a Berlin-focused episode, and I will have a panel of four guests who all live in the city. Come and join and be part of the live recording!

The venue: 

Noisy Rooms @ House of Music,
Revaler Str...


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 2022-07-06  20m