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US Americans: How to Vote from Abroad with Candice from Democrats Abroad

US Americans: How to Vote from Abroad with Candice from Democrats Abroad

September 3, 2020

Season 4, Episode 23. If you are a US citizen, even if you live abroad, you ARE eligible to vote. And you SHOULD vote.

Historically, US Americans living abroad have horrible voter turn out: roughly 7%. US Americans living in Germany have a slightly better but still awful turn out of 17%. In just two months, there is a presidential election in the United States that will impact the history of not only America but the world. It is more important than ever that Americans living abroad participate in their civic duty and vote.

Candice works with Democrats Abroad Germany and Vote from Abroad. She's here to tell us how to vote from abroad, why to vote from abroad, and what deadlines to keep in mind. We also share some of our favorite news sources, to help other American expats stay informed with current events even from afar.

 

OUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCES

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Check out our first episode about voting from abroad, Voting Rights Abroad with Duncan

 

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My Coronavirus Test Experience (Minisode)

My Coronavirus Test Experience (Minisode)

August 24, 2020

Season 4, Minisode. 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.

Also, in preparation for the upcoming season finale, I have an ask for listeners!

 

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Travel Germany: Stuttgart with Stefanie

Travel Germany: Stuttgart with Stefanie

July 16, 2020

Season 4, Episode 16. Stuttgart isn't exactly at the top of most people's Must Visit Cities in Europe. In fact, even many people who live in Germany only visit Stuttgart for work or to see family or friends.

But! Stuttgart actually has a plethora of great food, drink, and culture. Not only is it the capital of Baden-Württemberg; it also is the center of Schwabian culture, responsible for such beloved things like Käsespätzle and Maultaschen.

Stefanie, an Austrian expat living in Stuttgart, is here to share with us what has made her love this city. She's got great ideas of things to see, eat, and drink in town as well as a long list of festivals to visit throughout the year.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes

Food/coffee: Mein Essenziale, Herr Kaechele, Udo Snack on Calwerstr 23, Celebrebar

Ice Cream: Café Kaiserbau, Vanaeis

Bars: O’Reilly’s, Mon petit Café on Kueblergasse 3 in Bad Canstatt

Museums & Culture: Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Staatsgalerie, Kuenstlerhaus, WKV-Stuttgart, Galerie-Kernweine, Weissenhofmuseum, Grabkapelle Rotenberg, World’s Largest Pig Museum, Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, Buchladen Erlkoenig

 

FIND STEFANIE

Instagram @ruptureworkinprogress

Austria v. Germany, the episode of The Expat Cast where she was a guest

 

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Divorce as an Expat Living Abroad with Katia

Divorce as an Expat Living Abroad with Katia

July 2, 2020

Season 4, Episode 14. Many people move abroad either for love or with their spouse. What that unfortunately sometimes means, is that some expats end up having to go through a divorce in a foreign country. Getting divorced abroad is complicated and challenging in just about every imaginable way, and Katia Vlachos is here to talk to us about it all.

Katia, a longtime expat, got divorced from her Austrian husband in Switzerland. The two additionally had children to consider. In addition to the emotional aspect of a relationship ending, Katia had to overcome a language barrier when going through the legal aspects of the divorce.

Today, she's on the other end of that complicated chapter of life. She's here to talk to us about how she made it through and what she learned along the way. Katia is now an author, a coach, and an overall badass.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Families in Global Transition, or FIGT

International Family Law Group, or IFLG

 

FIND KATIA VLACHOS

Visit her website, katiavlachos.com

Read her book, A Great Move

Check out her coaching services

On Facebook @KatiaVlachosCoach

On Twitter @vlachosk

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Travel Germany: Görlitz with Tessa and Lauren

Travel Germany: Görlitz with Tessa and Lauren

June 25, 2020

Season 4, Episode 13. Summer is upon us, and the Coronavirus pandemic is making it harder than ever to plan much in the way of vacation. Although travel throughout most of Europe is allowed, it's not necessarily recommended, so if you're trying to stay within Germany, why not pop on over to the eastern most point in Deutschland?

Tessa and Lauren are two Americans who both moved to Görlitz, a small city where you can stroll on over a bridge and find yourself in Poland. Görlitz is small but mighty, because it's actually the largest city in Germany to not be bombed in World War 2. It's full of charm, history, architecture, and local culture, and it's captured the hearts of many a Hollywood director - so many movies have been filmed in Görlitz, it's gotten the nickname Görliwood.

We learn all the best local tips for how to enjoy this special place in Germany from two expats whose love Görlitz is so apparent and infectious!

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Festivals: Görlitz Christmas Market and Görlitz Altstadfest in the end of August

The Instagram account @AccidentallyWesAnderson and Görliwood

Food: mustard shop Senfladen, Landskron beer, Mohnstriezel poppy seed dumpling, Schlesisches Himmelreich or Silesian Heaven, Kochwerk vegan restaurant, summer market on Elisabethplatz

Museums & More: Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences, the Görlitzer Sammlungen Kaisertrutz

Visit: Oybin via Schmalspurbahn, Tippelmarkt Pottery Market

 

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Visit her webite, tessa-approves.com

 

FIND LAUREN

Check out her project, DiscoverGoerlitz.com

 

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Creating Home with Julia

Creating Home with Julia

April 23, 2020

Season 4, Episode 5. Expat & life coach Julia inspired me with her blog post, "How to feel at home while you're abroad." Although "home" can seem like it's something that just exists, separate from us, home is actually a feeling created actively by an individual.

But how?

Julia and I map out various strategies that have worked for us to make us feel at home, no matter where we are in the world. We cover creating friendships, building routines, and even decorating your own apartment or house to make it feel more like your own.

One thing we forgot to mention: pets! Especially as we're all spending more time in our own four walls amidst a global pandemic, having a pet to keep you company can make a huge difference. It's no wonder so many expats bring their pets with them when moving abroad!

 

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

Check out Afloat Heidelberg online or on Instagram to join virtual support groups for moms.

If you need help translating Coronavirus related local news stories from German - or if you can offer to help translate news stories from German - click here.

See if you can help create face shields and other in-demand items through a local branch of MakersvsVirus or via Prusa.

Learn about the US Stimulus package for Americans living abroad here, via MyExpatTaxes.

 

FIND JULIA

On her website Yellow Wood Coaching

On LinkedIn @JuliaGutgsell

Read her blog post mentioned in the episode, "How to feel at home while you're abroad"

 

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Community from a Distance with Aspen from AspenAbroad

Community from a Distance with Aspen from AspenAbroad

April 16, 2020

Season 4, Episode 4. Coronavirus is a global pandemic that's got many of us trapped at home. It's tough. Also, it's an absolute blessing.

Not only does being trapped at home likely mean that you're staying healthy and you're helping save other people's lives by not spreading the virus - it also means you have a new opportunity to reconnect with yourself, your friends and family, and your interests.

Aspen and I team up to bring you a podcast/YouTube cross-over to help you find the good in this bad situation. Our status as expats in Germany has given us plenty of practice at maintaining relationships and creating a sense of community from afar, and we share our favorite tricks to feeling connected despite the distance.

 Check out the video of this collaboration on Aspen's YouTube channel here.

 

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

Check out Afloat Heidelberg online or on Instagram to join virtual support groups for moms.

If you need help translating Coronavirus related local news stories from German - or if you can offer to help translate news stories from German - click here.

See if you can help create face shields and other in-demand items through a local branch of MakersvsVirus or via Prusa.

Learn about the US Stimulus package for Americans living abroad here, via MyExpatTaxes.

 

FIND ASPEN

On YouTube at AspenAbroad

On Instagram @Aspen.Abroad

Our last episode together called Moving Abroad or Running Away?

 

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Counseling for Cross-Cultural Relationships with Katie

Counseling for Cross-Cultural Relationships with Katie

April 9, 2020

Season 4, Episode 3. Being in a cross-cultural relationship comes with many strengths and many challenges, especially if one partner moved to a new country and learned a new language to make the relationship work. This week's guest has lots of experience with that, both personally and professionally.

Katie Rössler moved from America to Germany with her husband, and they've now got two small daughters in Munich. Katie experienced plenty of challenges herself, and she brings that first-hand experience into her work as an expat couple's counselor. Working with couples in person and online, through sessions as well as online courses and guides, Katie helps her clients navigate the tricky waters of miscommunications, conflicting expectations, and more.

In the tail end of the episode, we discuss how couples and families can use the lock-down during Coronavirus to their advantage. There are so many memes about how Coronavirus will lead to many babies - and many divorces. But why do we have to go into this thinking of it so negatively? Katie helps us reframe the situation as an opportunity and offers concrete ideas on how to succeed during quarantine.

This episode is a nice complement to the episode Intercultural Relationships.

 

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

If you need help translating Coronavirus related local news stories from German - or if you can offer to help translate news stories from German - click here.

See if you can help create face shields and other in-demand items through a local branch of MakersvsVirus or via Prusa.

Learn about the US Stimulus package for Americans living abroad here, via MyExpatTaxes.

 

FIND KATIE

On her website positive-connections.com

Check out her Courses and Guides including a Family Meeting Guide

 

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Taxes for Expats in Germany with Agnese from Wundertax (Rebroadcast)

Taxes for Expats in Germany with Agnese from Wundertax (Rebroadcast)

March 19, 2020

REBROADCAST (Oct 2019). It's hard enough to be a responsible adult in your home country. When you move abroad, the weight of common adult tasks like filing taxes is compounded. Your oh-so-responsible host, Nicole, has lived in Germany for over 2 years and thusfar had done the oh-so-responsible thing and fully ignored her taxes.

But fear not - Wundertax is here to save her! Nicole gave their German taxes tool a go. It's specifically built for expats in Germany, with a streamlined tool available in a range of languages. She was blown away by the company and their tool, so she teamed up with them to bring this helpful information straight to your ears.

Fellow expat in Germany, Agnese, actually works for Wundertax and comes onto the show to tell us everything we need to know to file our taxes on time, accurately, and painlessly. Agnese busts some tax rumors and shares a slew of tips for what expats specifically should keep an eye out when filing taxes. Like, did you know that your moving expenses might be tax exempt? Or that you actually have years to file your taxes retroactively without being penalized? Also, that rumor that you can declare your language courses? Yeah, that's a total myth!

 

FIND WUNDERTAX

Visit their website, wundertax.de

Check out their expat-specific page, germantaxes.de
On Facebook @GermanTaxes
On Instagram @GermanTaxes.de
On YouTube @Wundertax
On LinkedIn @wundertax-gmbh
On Xing @WunderTax

 Find out who is obligated to file taxes in Germany

 

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Filing US Taxes as an American Expat with Nathalie from MyExpatTaxes (Rebroadcast)

Filing US Taxes as an American Expat with Nathalie from MyExpatTaxes (Rebroadcast)

March 12, 2020

REBROADCAST (Nov 2019). Here at The Expat Cast, we're thankful for taxes. Or at least the services & programs that taxes provide. And we're thankful for people like Nathalie Goldstein, who founded MyExpatTaxes, a company whose software makes filing your US expat taxes fun and cute.

"Fun" and "cute" and "taxes" all in one sentence? Hold your gasps! With the MyExpatTaxes software, it's actually totally true.

Nathalie tells us her story about how her frustrating experience filing taxes as an American after she moved from Silicon Valley to Vienna, Austria inspired her to found the company, and she shares all the tips, tricks, and nuances she's learned about filing US taxes as an American living abroad. This episode is jam-packed with information that can help you avoid common tax filing mistakes among expats - and it includes helpful insights that can help you learn what to expect when filing your taxes after you move abroad.

 

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Use the promo code EXPATCAST at check out to save 10% on your filing!

Online at myexpattaxes.com

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Getting Married in Germany with Natalie

Getting Married in Germany with Natalie

January 23, 2020

Season 3, Episode 24. Natalie left her home country of the UK and was backpacking in Australia when a handsome German man caught her eye in a hostel. She's a gal who goes for what she wants, so she organized "group trips" with fellow travelers, where she would just happen to be sitting next to Conrad the whole time. The two hit it off immediately. Cue a whirlwind year of traveling together throughout Australia and Asia before moving together to Freiburg, Germany.

When the two got engaged, Natalie had plenty of big dreams for how she wanted her wedding. But quickly, it became apparent that putting on her dream English wedding in Germany wasn't going to so easy. Some things were downright impossible. On top of that, a surprise cancer diagnoses landed Natalie in chemo around the time of the wedding, leading to additional complications, both logistically and emotionally.

Natalie is a force of nature, though, and she didn't let any of this keep her from putting on a unique wedding that had her fingerprints all over it. We discuss how she settled on her wedding venue in the Black Forest, the challenge of finding a wedding videographer, and the different wedding formats offered in Germany.

 

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Apprenticeships in Germany with Shanon and Michael

Apprenticeships in Germany with Shanon and Michael

December 12, 2019

Season 3, Episode 18. Germany is famous around the globe for their apprenticeship program, or Ausbildung. Did you know that foreigners are also eligible to do an apprenticeship in Germany?

We talk to two Americans doing apprenticeships in Germany, one in beer brewing and the other in pottery. In their apprenticeship programs, they spend a set number of weeks at a school, complete with dorm rooms and a cafeteria, and the rest of their time they spend doing hands-on work under a master of their trade. This provides an optimal blend of theoretic knowledge and practical experience. The best part? During the whole three-year program, they get a salary! It’s not much, but it’s livable!

They explain to us how they got their positions, what it’s like doing an apprenticeship as foreigners in their late 20s, and what opportunities will be available to them upon completing their programs.

 

FEGEPADFO.

It's short for the First Ever Germany Expat Podcasters Advent Donation Face Off.

More information: expatlifegermany.de/charity

The Expat Cast's charity of choice: Women's Worth Inc

Expat Life Germany's charity of Choice: Lebenshilfe

 

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Filing US Taxes as an American Expat with Nathalie from MyExpatTaxes

Filing US Taxes as an American Expat with Nathalie from MyExpatTaxes

November 28, 2019

Season 3, Episode 16. Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at The Expat Cast, we're thankful for taxes. Or at least the services & programs that taxes provide. And we're thankful for people like Nathalie Goldstein, who founded MyExpatTaxes, a company whose software makes filing your US expat taxes fun and cute.

"Fun" and "cute" and "taxes" all in one sentence? Hold your gasps! With the MyExpatTaxes software, it's actually totally true.

Nathalie tells us her story about how her frustrating experience filing taxes as an American after she moved from Silicon Valley to Vienna, Austria inspired her to found the company, and she shares all the tips, tricks, and nuances she's learned about filing US taxes as an American abroad. This episode is jam-packed with information that can help you avoid common tax filing mistakes among expats - and it includes helpful insights that can help you learn what to expect when filing your taxes after you move abroad.

 

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Use the promo code EXPATCAST at check out to save 10% on your filing!

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Expat Loneliness with Gabriela

Expat Loneliness with Gabriela

November 21, 2019

Season 3, Episode 15. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and we're all getting lonelier.

The normal November blues are made that much more challenging when you're facing them in a foreign country. But fret not! You're not alone, even if you are lonely. Every expat has experienced a season of loneliness, and, dare I say, we'll all face them again at some point.

This week's guest is fellow expat and life coach Gabriela Encina, who brings us stories from her own life as well as the experiences of her clients. Gabriela talks us through some of the tips that have helped her and her clients as they navigate expat loneliness and strive to feel more connected in their new home country.

 

 

GABRIELA'S TIPS FOR EXPAT LONELINESS

  1. Find the things you love to do and do them. Then, you will meet people who like those things as well and you’ll have something in common to build a friendship off of.
  2. Present yourself the way you are and don’t try to be someone you’re not. The kind of people you want to be friends with will accept you as you are.
  3. If you make language-related mistakes when socializing in a foreign language, don't sweat it. The people who want to relate to you will find a way to understand you anyway.
  4. Be open. Just because you don’t click with someone immediately doesn’t mean you can’t develop something. Give people a second or even third chance to get to know them better.
  5. Remember: The low points don’t last forever! They end, and high points come.
  6. Share your feelings, whether that's in a journal, with your loved ones back home, or with friends or potential friends where you’re living now.
  7. Learn what you want and where your priorities are. Not everyone needs a bunch of friends to be happy. Maybe you are happier to be home with a book than you are juggling multiple friend groups.

 

FIND GABRIELA

Online at gabriela-encina.com

Instagram @gabriela.expat.coach

Facebook @psgabrielaencina

 

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Imposter Syndrome as an Expat with Melissa

Imposter Syndrome as an Expat with Melissa

November 7, 2019

Season 3, Episode 13. You know it's going to be a good episode if it references Brene Brown AND Maya Angelou! This week, we're diving into the nitty gritty of imposter syndrome, or the deep feeling and/or fear of being a fraud. Maybe you've heard of it before, maybe you've admitted to feeling it before, but MAN does expat life intensify the experience of imposter syndrome!

Melissa, aka Intentional Expat, lived in Spain and the Netherlands for a decade before moving back to her home state, Washington in the US. Melissa has a PHD in Clinical and Health Psychology, which she uses in her work as an expat life coach - making her the perfect guest for this topic. Melissa shares with us the 5 types of imposter syndrome, how to identify it in your life, and what to do to succeed in your expat life despite feeling this way.

 

RESOURCES

Check out Brene Brown online, at her TED Talk, or at her Netflix special

Read The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It by Valerie Young

Learn about the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

 

FIND MELISSA

Online at intentionalexpat.com

On Instagram @IntentionalExpat

On the Expat Hour podcast

 

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I just did a bunch of research to choose my first-ever German credit card, and I ended up choosing N26. I set up my account entirely online in minutes, received my card earlier than anticipated, & now I can manage my credit card in a super sleek, English language app. It was incredibly easy & now I have something to use on my various travels!

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Taxes for Expats in Germany with Agnese from Wundertax

Taxes for Expats in Germany with Agnese from Wundertax

October 24, 2019

Season 3, Episode 11. It's hard enough to be a responsible adult in your home country. When you move abroad, the weight of common adult tasks like filing taxes is compounded. Your oh-so-responsible host, Nicole, has lived in Germany for over 2 years and thusfar had done the oh-so-responsible thing and fully ignored her taxes.

But fear not - Wundertax is here to save her! Nicole gave their German taxes tool a go. It's specifically built for expats in Germany, with a streamlined tool available in a range of languages. She was blown away by the company and their tool, so she teamed up with them to bring this helpful information straight to your ears.

Fellow expat in Germany, Agnese, actually works for Wundertax and comes onto the show to tell us everything we need to know to file our taxes on time, accurately, and painlessly. Agnese busts some tax rumors and shares a slew of tips for what expats specifically should keep an eye out when filing taxes. Like, did you know that your moving expenses might be tax exempt? Or that you actually have years to file your taxes retroactively without being penalized? Also, that rumor that you can declare your language courses? Yeah, that's a total myth!

 

FIND WUNDERTAX

Visit their website, wundertax.de

Check out their expat-specific page, germantaxes.de
On Facebook @GermanTaxes
On Instagram @GermanTaxes.de
On YouTube @Wundertax
On LinkedIn @wundertax-gmbh
On Xing @WunderTax

 Find out who is obligated to file taxes in Germany

 

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NEED A CREDIT CARD?

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I just did a bunch of research to choose my first-ever German credit card, and I ended up choosing N26. I set up my account entirely online in minutes, received my card earlier than anticipated, & now I can manage my credit card in a super sleek, English language app. It was incredibly easy & now I have something to use on my various travels!

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Snacks & Toilets with Trash Jenny

Snacks & Toilets with Trash Jenny

October 17, 2019

Season 3, Episode 10. It's the episode no one wanted, that no one needed - yet here it is! It's Snacks & Toilets!

In the first half of the episode, we discuss snacks. What German snacks have we fallen in love with? How did our snacking habits change after moving to Germany? And what the heck is up with Erdnuss Flips? We also dive into the snacks we miss the most from home, and reminisce about the days of eating entire family-sized bags of Cool Ranch Doritos.

Then comes part two: toilets. Have you encountered the elusive German toilet phenomenon, the poop shelf? We dish out the pros and cons of the strange design, then we give some well-deserved hate to our home country, USA, for having public bathroom doors that have cracks large enough to see people through. Yuck. We get into different flushing mechanisms, the variety of toilets around the globe, and our opinions on how toilets can best strike the balance between hygienic and environmental.

 

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NEED A CREDIT CARD?

Try N26. They're an online-only bank with free payments in any currency, free ATM withdrawals in Euros, and support staff in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

I just did a bunch of research to choose my first-ever German credit card, and I ended up choosing N26. I set up my account entirely online in minutes, received my card earlier than anticipated, & now I can manage my credit card in a super sleek, English language app. It was incredibly easy & now I have something to use on my various travels!

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Raising a Son with Special Needs in Germany with Shaun of Expat Life Germany

Raising a Son with Special Needs in Germany with Shaun of Expat Life Germany

September 19, 2019

Season 3, Episode 6. Today, the expats in Germany podcast worlds collide - because Shaun from Expat Life Germany is a guest on The Expat Cast! If you're not already listening to his show, get ready to hit subscribe, because Shaun hosts a fantastic weekly podcast where he shares interviews, resources, and thoughts about living in Germany as a foreigner. If you like this show, you'll love his.

Now, the tables are turned, and we get to know more about Shaun as he steps into the role of guest, rather than host. Shaun moved to Germany from South Africa years ago with his wife, in search of adventure and new experiences. Little did they know they'd fall in love with Germany and end up staying there permanently. They now have German citizenship and are raising two - soon to be three! - kiddos in their rural German village.

Their oldest son has a special need called SYNGAP-1, and Shaun shares with us how they've navigated the situation as foreigners and second-language German speakers. From doctor's visits to learning what resources are out there for kids like their son, it's been a whirlwind that's left them more in love with life in Germany than ever.

 

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FIND SHAUN

 
Listen to his podcast on Stitcher
 
On Instagram @expatlifegermany
 
On Twitter @ExpatLifeDE
 
More information on what his son has here

 

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NEED A CREDIT CARD?

Try N26. They're an online-only bank with free payments in any currency, free ATM withdrawals in Euros, and support staff in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

I just did a bunch of research to choose my first-ever German credit card, and I ended up choosing N26. I set up my account entirely online in minutes, received my card earlier than anticipated, & now I can manage my credit card in a super sleek, English language app. It was incredibly easy & now I have something to use on my various travels!

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Moving Abroad with Teenagers with Linda

Moving Abroad with Teenagers with Linda

September 12, 2019

Season 3, Episode 5. Linda Kerr grew up as a Third Culture Kid and is now a "trailing spouse" or expat partner. That means she's experienced living abroad during various stages of life - but now, she's doing something totally new. She is living abroad in Germany with her husband and their two teenagers.

In this episode, Linda explains how she's made moving to Europe work with a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old. As if raising teens in a foreign country wasn't enough of a challenge, Linda also moved abroad just as she started a new position in her job in marketing. We discuss what the challenges were with trying to pursue a high-level career and a rapidly evolving family life at the same time. Although it's not always easy, Linda's family has embraced their 3-year stay in Germany as a chance to make history come to life by visiting the cities that their kids are learning about in history class.

 

COME SEE THE EXPAT CAST LIVE

We'll be doing a panel and live podcast at the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg, Germany on September 30 at 18.30. Check it out!

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FIND LINDA

On her blog, Travel Teening
 
On Instagram @travelteening

  

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NEED A CREDIT CARD?

Try N26. They're an online-only bank with free payments in any currency, free ATM withdrawals in Euros, and support staff in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

I just did a bunch of research to choose my first-ever German credit card, and I ended up choosing N26. I set up my account entirely online in minutes, received my card earlier than anticipated, & now I can manage my credit card in a super sleek, English language app. It was incredibly easy & now I have something to use on my various travels!

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International Schools with Lauren

International Schools with Lauren

September 5, 2019

Season 3, Episode 4. "For us, the number 1 priority was that they would thrive academically, that they would thrive socially, and that this experience would build them up, not suppress them and make them feel like introverts just because they're outsiders."

When Lauren moved from the Jersey Shore in New Jersey, USA to Barcelona, Spain with her husband and three small children, she did her research and decided that international school was the right choice for her kids' schooling. She explains to me what that means, what varieties there are within international schools, and what it's like to be a part of one. We also bicker about American football team allegiances and pigs in a blanket.

 

COME SEE THE EXPAT CAST LIVE

We'll be doing a panel and live podcast at the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg, Germany on September 30 at 18.30. Check it out!

Find other International Podcast Day events near you.

 

FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR EXPATS IN BARCELONA

 
 
 
 

 

FIND LAUREN

On her blog, The Expat Chronicle
 
On Instagram @theexpatchronicle

  

FOLLOW THE EXPAT CAST

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NEED A CREDIT CARD?

Try N26. They're an online-only bank with free payments in any currency, free ATM withdrawals in Euros, and support staff in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

I just did a bunch of research to choose my first-ever German credit card, and I ended up choosing N26. I set up my account entirely online in minutes, received my card earlier than anticipated, & now I can manage my credit card in a super sleek, English language app. It was incredibly easy & now I have something to use on my various travels!

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Ask the Expat with Stacey

Ask the Expat with Stacey

July 11, 2019

Season 2, Episode 25. Welcome to the Season 2 finale episode! To celebrate 50 episodes, 10,000 downloads, and 1 year of podcasting, we've called up a good friend to answer listener questions and quandaries in a brand new format called Ask the Expat. Host Nicole and guest Stacey answer the following questions with a mixture of personal anecdotes and librarian-approved resources.

  1. How do I make friends in Germany?
  2. What are the visa options in Germany?
  3. How does public transit work in Germany?
  4. What are some tips for getting a job in Germany?
  5. What have you guys brought with you to Germany that you can’t get here, and how do you approach that?
  6. How do I manage my move to Germany with money and language constraints?

Note that none of the things we say are professional advice! The advice and resources are intended to help point in the right direction, but any decisions should be made based on more solid research than we provide.

THANK YOU to everyone who has tuned in, recommended the show to a friend, left a rating/review, and participated in this show in any way, be it via a social media comment, an email, or as a guest. It's been a year full of hard work, and it's taught us a lot about podcasting and about life in general. We'll be back with season 3 soon. Keep your eyes on social media and stay subscribed to get updated about when the next season will hit your feeds.

 

RESOURCES

 

Find Facebook groups like New in Freiburg or Freiburg English Club

Check out Visa Guide's list of visas in Germany

Revisit our episode Prepping for a Job Hunt in Germany

Revisit our episode Learning German

 

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Preparing to Move Abroad with Riana

Preparing to Move Abroad with Riana

May 30, 2019

Season 2, Episode 19. Once you've moved abroad, it's a whirlwind of paperwork, cultural adjustments, adventure, new experiences -- but what about before you move? 

This week's guest, Riana, spoke to us when she had one month left in Canada before she, her partner, and their dog moved to Prague. As a Canadian under the age of 30, Riana was able to take advantage of the Youth Mobility Visa, which allows Canadians to life and work in 35 countries for one year. She talks us through how she decided that life abroad in Prague was the right choice for her.

Once the decision was made, there was still plenty to do and to feel. Riana shares what kind of preparation she's been able to do pre-move abroad, as well as what it's been like emotionally preparing for her year in Europe.

 

FIND RIANA

On her blog, Teaspoon of Adventures

Read her resource-rich blog post about the Czech Youth Mobility Visa

 

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Expat Mama with Ashley

Expat Mama with Ashley

May 2, 2019

Season 2, Episode 15. You last heard from friend of the show, Ashley, when she was pregnant with her son, who we lovingly referred to as Appleseed, back in Season 1 ("Pregnancy in Germany"), but now she's back, with another fun nickname for her kiddo -- WAM.

Ashley is now 7 months into motherhood, and she shares with us what it's been like adjusting to her new role. What was it like for her to give birth in Germany? How has she handled being an ocean apart from her family in the US? And how is she planning on keeping her American identity alive with her son?

Ashley's go-to book recommendation for new parents-to-be is:

The Shit No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year by Don Dais, which Ashley mentions in the episode as the one pregnancy book she did read. This link is to the entire Shit No One Tells You series. https://www.dawndais.com/sht

For more expat pregnancy resources, check out Season 1, Episode 10, Pregnancy in Germany with Ashley and Appleseed.

 

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Affording Iceland with Alex

Affording Iceland with Alex

March 7, 2019

Season 2, Episode 7. Iceland skyrocketed to the top of the Must Visit list of many eager travelers over the last 5 years, but what's it like to actually live there? We chat with American expat Alex Illes about how she ended up with Iceland and what it's taken to make life there work.

As a devoted cat lover, Alex's top priority with an international move was making sure she could bring her two cats. That eliminated some countries entirely and created a hefty expense that she and her husband were not anticipating. Now, half a year into living on a notoriously expensive island, Alex has some great tips for how to engage in the best thing that Iceland has to offer - without breaking the bank.

 

FIND ALEX

Instagram @alex.renee.is.away

 

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Learning German with Jenny

Learning German with Jenny

January 24, 2019

Season 2, Episode 1. It's 2019! Is one of your goals for the new year to learn German? Super, then buckle up and brace yourself for some German-learning resources, tips, & venting. Of course, to learn German, or any language, a course is a great idea. But if you can't take a class due to money, access, or whatever, no fear. Our discussion focuses on free methods that are available to everyone.

We explain why Tandem partnerships are so effective, advocate for labeling everything in your room/apartment/home/office/life auf Deutsch, vent about akkusative and dativ, and swap our favorite German-language TV shows, podcasts, books, and more.

Reach out to The Expat Cast on social media or via email to share your German learning tips as well as your favorite German-language content!

 

MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE

Online:

Tandem.net for online language exchange

Mango Languages (Americans: check if your local library back home has a subscription to this service! Research this on the library's website.)

DuoLingo

Babbel

Deutsche Welle's Deutsch Lernen

Goethe Institut's Free German Practice

 

Books:

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen (featuring the amazing new 20th anniversary edition cover!)

Lustiges Taschenbuch

Jim Knopf

Deutsch Perfekt magazine

Der Spiegel, a very beloved German news magazine

 

Podcasts:

Deutsch - Warum Nicht?

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten 

Slow German

Coffee Break German 

 

TV Shows:

Türkisch für Anfänger 

 

Ku'damm 56

Babylon Berlin

Dark

Tatort

Der Tatort Reiniger

Stormberg

Pastewka

ZDF's website (If you're in Germany, you already pay for this! Part of your fee covers an online streaming service & live TV via the web.)

German with Jenny on YouTube

 

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