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Itchy Feet: German rules

Itchy Feet: German rules

16 December 2014   0 comments
Germany is a rule-orientated country, although it can be tough to follow the German rules all the time.
Grounded Traveler: How not to feel overwhelmed as an expat

Grounded Traveler: How not to feel overwhelmed as an expat 9 December 2014

Adjusting to all the 'newness' abroad can leave any expat feeling overwhelmed. American expat Andrew Couch offers advice for coping with the expat sensory overload.
Labelling migration: Making sense of Germany's terms for foreigners

Labelling migration: Making sense of Germany's terms for for... 2 December 2014

Nasima Akaloo and Eve from Multicoolty take a look at how foreigners are labelled in Germany and what this means for integration.
Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence department

Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence depart... 26 November 2014

What happens when two Italians, a Greek, a Belgian and many Dutch catch the same train? Plenty of awkward moments, as Louise Dancet found out.
Grounded Traveler: 11 signs you're a great German expat

Grounded Traveler: 11 signs you're a great German expat 12 November 2014

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

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

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

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

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.

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