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Go abroad for the job: How to become an expat in 4 weeks

In times of globalization and the economic crisis, international job offers are easier to get than ever before. Whether you went through a tough application process or via an internal job transfer to an overseas office, the new team is probably awaiting you asap. And you may find yourself moving country within weeks. Are you ready to go abroad? Here is a checklist to guide you through the initial steps to international relocation:…

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How to cope with the four stages of expat relocation

I recently came across an article on the 4 stages of cultural adjustment when moving abroad. As an expat who has lived and worked in 7 different countries I couldn’t relate more! While each time can be slightly different, there is definitely a repeating pattern every time you make that move. Being aware of these emotional phases and learning how to overcome difficulties during expat relocation helps to take a step towards understanding the culture of your new expat home. Here’s how to immerse yourself in a new country:…

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Book recommendation: How to be German in 50 new steps

How to be German book recommendationAre you an expat living in Germany or thinking of moving there anytime soon? Well, this might be your chance to discover 50 pleasant chapters about what it’s like to mingle with its people and really get to know the German mentality.

It’s a fun read with insightful expat advice and you will find yourself chuckling away while nodding wisely and thinking to yourself “IT’S SO TRUE!” I’d even recommend it to German expats living abroad – it may be a great Christmas present.

 

Here is how to be more German:…

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Studying abroad in Spain

It’s been tricky lately to post regularly because I have been doing a part-time masters degree in online marketing and e-commerce while working and trying to run this blog. The good news is I am about to hand in the final thesis and ready to share my experience.
Have you been thinking of studying abroad or gaining additional qualifications in another country? Here are helpful ideas and practical advice how to approach your goal and know what to expect.…

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7 ways how to move abroad

Want to live abroad but you’re not quite sure how to tackle it? You’ve had a fabulous Erasmus year and want to move overseas again sometime? Getting bored with things at home and the thought of going abroad seems attractive? Don’t just wait for the occasion. Make it your goal and find a way to get there.

Living abroad will definitely be character building and open a new world with different points of view. You’ll strengthen your personal skills such as flexibility, courage and tolerance. At times it will push your limits and you’ll be out of your comfort zone. …

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Expat guide: How to keep in touch with family

expat guide how to keep in touch with family and friends Expat life is…

when you’ve been away for so long that your mum starts to confuse you with your sister in law. 

When I first noticed that Christmas and birthday gifts seemed to be for someone else in the family, I thought it was kind of funny. Don’t get me wrong; I am grateful for my family thinking of me! But the second time round I started to ask myself questions.

I guess after 15 years of seeing family only for a few days every year or two, I should feel bad and spend more time with them. 😉 It’s …

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Book recommendation: German men sit down to pee

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This book is about the funny oddities and cultural differences of expat life in Germany – mostly from an anglophone point of view. It’s the perfect read if you are an expat in Germany or if your partner is German. It’ll help you understand “zhe Germanz” and will surely make you laugh out loud. In fact, every German should read it – and it’ll be even more fun if you’ve lived abroad. 😉

Here are 6 good reasons why you should read this book:…

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