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It is only when you leave your own country to live in a different one that you fully appreciate how much we humans are not only creatures of habit, but also of culture. Expatriates in Germany or other countries can suddenly lose many things they once took for granted. The most significant of these are language and daily culture.
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But you also gain things you didn’t have before. You not only learn a new language and a new culture, you also learn a lot about yourself and your own culture when you live in a foreign country. Viewed and handled properly, an assignment in German-speaking Europe can be a wonderful experience. And others have gone before you—and not only survived, but thrived. True, some people handle culture shock better than others, but these German Way pages are intended to make it easier for anyone to have a better experience in German-speaking Europe. Knowing what to expect can be a big help, and that’s what you’ll find here: information and resources for Americans and other English-speaking expats in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland.
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Download our free 2013 Einstein calendar with holidays and important dates for the German-speaking countries and North America – plus Einstein quotations in German (with English translations) for each month. With birthdays of notable German-speakers, past and present. A free service of our sister site for learning German. 2013 Calendar
To help you prepare (or cope, if you’re already in Europe), we’ve provided three expat checklists with the most vital topics that expats have to deal with. This list comes in part from current and former expats, some of whom learned these lessons the hard way. Now you don’t have to. Read on...
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