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Multiculturalism lessens conflicts

Multiculturalism, in my opinion, lessens conflicts because now  after having lived in different countries, I can see that the person that seemed so strange and so different in the past, is actually not different from me at all. The average citizen in any part of the world is just doing the...
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Diversity has made me to the person I am

On my last birthday I received good wishes from Italy, Spain and Ireland. On the very same evening my friends who are from many different countries and cultures, who speak many different languages came over to visit. Friends from France, Finland, Poland, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan and Estonia were there that...
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Добро пожаловать Multicoolty Russia

And yet again this year we are expanding our multicoolty family and launching Multicoolty Russia! Yes yes you heard it right Multicoolty RUSSIA! Russia historically has been a multinational and multiethnic society with over 100 ethnicities and indigenous peoples. Russia is noted for continuous flow of migrants especially from former Soviet Union countries....
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Seeing the world through different eyes

When you live in a second culture, soo many amazing and interesting things happen around you. You are more open to new things and ideas, you become more creative…and you understand and appreciate that there are many different approaches to life! You also start seeing the world through different eyes…for example, how different cultures resolve...
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I no longer believe in a multicultural society

I no longer believe in a peaceful, multicultural society in Germany … And I am not being racist or xenophobic.  I came to a conclusion that in some cases different cultures can’t live together…  It’s not only the fault of the people from different cultures, the fault is mainly of politicians and our governments…
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Why Germany?

For the past two years we have been interviewing multicoolties from all of the world that for one reason or another have chosen Germany. Our first questions during interviews are very similar, we must admit 😉 “Why Germany?” or “What brought you to Germany?” Here you go a list of...
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Two years and counting

Two years ago today is the day when it all started: we started our great project that celebrates diversity and individual experiences of people who have chosen for one reason or another leave their home countries to new destinations. The second year has been very challenging and yet very successful! Multicoolty is getting...
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There are good and bad people everywhere

What words do you know to describe someone who is not a German? That’s a tough question … well … I think it does not make any difference anymore…. we live in a very diverse world and when you mix people  😉 such questions should no longer be asked. There are...
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Everyone has a migration background

What words do you know to describe someone who is not a German? Often in German we use “Ausländer” (foreigner – ed.) or just say “People with migration background”. I think the last word is problematic because everyone nowadays has a migration background. I don’t think that the borders are important....
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Punctuality and being straightforward

What words do you know to describe someone who is not German? … you say foreigners… Maybe people who are not accustomed to our culture and sometimes have difficulties to see things from the German perspective…  I have a lot of friends who do not come from Germany and who have a...
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“Well-functioning” German social system

I am sitting at my table and don’t know where to begin. It is very difficult to describe my current feelings. To be honest, my soul is really overfilled with negative emotions and my head – with depressing thoughts. All because I became very disappointed with the country I idolized...
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We are outspoken

People should be open to new experiences, make the best out of life, go explore new countries, learn new languages… But it is also important to be open towards other cultures and people that come to your home country. It is important to put yourself in somebody’s shoes and to...
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Cheering language learners

Have you ever experienced a culture shock? Actually, yes – in the US. I know the US is rather similar to Germany but despite that it is somehow different. The people are different… it is very superficial. I asked myself if I should say something at all about myself in a...
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Gone on holiday. Back in September!

Dear multicoolties, Holidays are holidays 😉 and various countries are waiting for us. Thank you for being with us! We are so grateful to all of you who make up the loyal community of multicoolty readers to whom we are connected! We will be back in September, until then, enjoy the summer!!!
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Bienvenue Multicoolty France

We are expanding our multicoolty family once again this year and launching Multicoolty France! And we want you to be part of it! The idea of Multicoolty France was born simply because… France, just like Germany, Italy and many other European countries, is becoming increasingly multicultural and global! We will provide...
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German sounds

You know, German grammar is rather difficult, but phonetics not at all…. So here it goes… The combination of sounds “i.e.” should be pronounced long, in NO case short, otherwise, it can lead to misunderstanding. Once I was in a party and was asked about my family. In this small talk...
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So much to learn from

Living in a multicultural society can be amazing if one is open to it. Different traditions, customs, beliefs, understandings, taboos – so much to learn from and so many ways to enrich each other’s lives. Alan Alda once said, “Your assumptions are your windows to the world. Scrub them off...
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