The Expat Cast

Family of Six Takes a Year Abroad with Anne & Thompsen

September 13, 2018

Season 1, Episode 11. Anne Thompsen Lord, a mother of four, and her oldest son, Thompsen, sit down with The Expat Cast to share their experience with their family's year abroad. Anne and her husband Errol wanted to spend a year abroad so that their kids could have the gift of a second language, so when Errol's job as a professor of philosophy brought them the opportunity to live in Freiburg, Germany, they leapt on it. They packed up their things, rounded up their 10-year-old, 7-year-old, and 5-year-old twins and dove into the adventure. Anne and Thom share their perspectives on life in Germany as a mom and as a kid. Their insights provide a charming mixture of classic problems, like feeling like an outsider or hating math homework, and unique problems, like finding a sense of home in a sea of unfamiliarity and navigating a school system where things like transportation aren't organized for you.



Anne's blog about her life in Freiburg:

Freiburg Anglican Church

Carl-Schurz-Haus, the German-American center in Freiburg:

List of German-American Cultural Institutions in Germany:



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