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Grounded Traveler: 11 signs you're a great German expat

Grounded Traveler: 11 signs you're a great German expat

12 November 2014   0 comments
Could you handle life as an expat in Germany? Andrew Couch lists 11 traits that indicate if you could handle the German expat lifestyle.
Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue 3 November 2014

Raising bilingual families means a 'mother tongue' and a 'mother's tongue' are not always the same. Teaching both preserves a part of family history and unity, as Annika discovered.
Itchy Feet: German customer service

Itchy Feet: German customer service 22 October 2014

Food in Germany can be confusing at times!
Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad 15 October 2014

Karen McCann recounts how many of her friends were surprised and even angry when she made the decision to move abroad.
My Life in Lederhosen: Flirten, auf Deutsch

My Life in Lederhosen: Flirten, auf Deutsch 8 October 2014

Staring incessantly is an ice-breaker not a scare tactic when dating in Germany. German flirting signals might be an intimidating kind of bold, but not if you master the rules.

Lipstick and Laptop: The A-Z guide to Germans

8 October 2014
Familiarise yourself with the norms of living in German society using American expat Karen's A to Z guide to the Germans.

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

8 October 2014
Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?
Dating the Germans

Dating the Germans 8 October 2014

Are you interested in a more personal cultural exchange? Here are some tips to help you find love in Germany.
Why Germans are 'rude'

Why Germans are 'rude' 1 October 2014

In her latest column, Expatica's resident German expert Renate Grasstat explores why Germans seem so rude to outsiders.
Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness 30 September 2014

Linguist Madalena Cruz-Ferreira discusses how attempts at 'multilingual rudeness' can go astray without learning the other vital clues associated with language.
101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad 22 September 2014

Want to learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime? Then this guide is for you.
Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work

Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work 16 September 2014

Louise Dancet discusses how cultural differences can easily lead to conflicts at work, and how expats can avoid cultural clashes in a multicultural work environment.
I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (so... 9 September 2014

Growing up abroad opens many doors but, as Maria Foley discusses, living between cultures isn't always the easiest path.
In Germany, A Broad: Should you learn German? Um, yes.

In Germany, A Broad: Should you learn German? Um, yes. 2 September 2014

Kari Martindale explains how important it is for expats to learn the language of their new country, even if you only plan to live abroad for a few years.
I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat wife

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat... 27 August 2014

Maria Foley contemplates the top ten best things about being an expat wife.

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