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Living in Essen

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Located in Western Germany, Essen is a former mining town. Over the years, it has developed into a major retail and business service center along with being a railway junction, providing several professional opportunities to expatriates.

By moving to Essen, whether alone or with your family, you will enjoy a great cultural exposure thanks to several historical sites and green spaces.

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V.I.E, the International Internship Program in Germany: the most promising fields, conditions and procedures.

Student life in Germany: learn more about cultural and urban life, student housing, transports, leisure time and health care.

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Essen bloggers

Emma's Expat Adventures

3 years ago

An English mummy's musings on life in Germany

Have Lipstick and Laptop Will Travel

3 years ago

An American expat & mom of 4 blogs from Germany about personal experiences and thoughts on life; shares music, books, recipes, inspiration.


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Hello, Hi, Howzit. I’m Nicola. I’m originally from the UK, but have had the good fortune to live in a few different countries. Currently our family of four is getting cosy in Jozi, the City of Gold.

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Conversation Club - English community - regulars' table
treffpunkt Altendorf Kopernikusstr. 8 45143


Praxis Dr Shammas Y
Alfredstr. 237 45133 Essen (c'est le cabinet du Dr Shammas mais c'est Dr Jabbour qui parle français)


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