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As an elegant international city, Düsseldorf is famous in terms of fashion. By moving to this major business and financial hub, you will be enjoying modern infrastructure, as well as one of Europe's biggest airports.

Its labor market is very open and dynamic thanks to the presence of some 5,000 foreign companies. So if you are seeking an international career and a thrilling lifestyle, why not turn to Düsseldorf?

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Munich is a charming, international city that has gained popularity among expats and students for its lifestyle, academic opportunities, and nightlife. The city’s proximity to the mountains, beautiful lakes, as well as neighbouring countries like Austria, Switzerland, and Italy within easy reach make it an attractive destination during summer as well as winter.

Germany offers quality education, with 240 state universities and 100 private universities located throughout the country. Technical schools, business or engineering schools (Fachochschule) with an emphasis on vocational training are also available to foreign students. Several other schools and language institutes offer German courses for foreigners.  

Berlin is cosmopolitan, diverse, relaxed, and easy going – more than you would think for a capital city. Over the past few years, it’s become very popular among international students and expats for its great lifestyle, academic opportunities, and equally fantastic nightlife. Berlin shows its best side in the summer, as it is a green city with lots of parks, lakes, and beer gardens inviting you to hang out and relax.

The Federal Republic of Germany (commonly known as Germany), which is found in Central Europe, is one of the world's most popular expat destinations. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of young students, professionals, as well as retirees due to its economic prosperity as well as for its rich historical and cultural heritage. Moreover, its cities offer a pleasant atmosphere and lifestyle. You will have no trouble in adapting there, especially if you come from a European Union country and know some German which is the country's official language.

If you intend to settle in Germany with your children, their education will definitely be one of your main concerns, especially if you are going to work. To whom should you entrust your children during your working hours and when you have to go out? Note that working parents can choose from various childcare services such as nurseries, kindergartens, child minding services, etc. You can enquire about these with your friends and colleagues, or with the closest local administration office to your place of residence.

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It's About the Journey

5 years ago

I am an expat mom of two, navigating the ups and downs of all that Europe has to offer

mmbarrie
Girl in Geilenkirchen

6 years ago

Germany is my new home and Girl in Geilenkirchen is an account of my experiences settling into a new country. It's everything you would expect, including humorous anecdotes about language barriers, interesting photos from European travels, and the travails of learning to navigate daily life in unfamiliar territories.

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Expat Mom

6 years ago

I am a 1 and-a-quarter Mom from the US living in Germany. I say "Quarter" Mom because I am not only the mom to a 15-month-old son, but also a Stepmother to an 8 year-old daughter. (The "Quarter" part will be explained at a later time.) My husband is German, which makes us in a cross-cultural relationship, and my stepdaughter is also German. I moved here with ZERO German language skills and did I mention that my stepdaughter only started learning English when I first moved here? But we'll get to language barriers also later. I moved to Germany 2 years ago, and the plan is to stay and raise the children here. So no turning back for this Expat.

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