My name is Julien. I was born in São Paolo, but moved around a lot in Brazil. I am half German as well, but only on papers. I have lived in Germany two and a half years in total (during two periods). I studied journalism in Brazil and I made up my mind to learn more about the culture of my German family and came to Berlin.
What was the most difficult struggle in Germany?
The weather (laughing – ed.). I came in winter and it was really hard to get used to the dark, cold and gloomy Berlin winter. The second winter I got tired a lot, so I went to Brazil 🙂
Do you feel integrated in Germany?
I’d say not as much as I would like to.
What do you mean?
I can’t say, for example, that I have a good German friend yet… Living in Bonn and working at Deutsche Welle you meet and make friends with people from all over the world. It’s normal and I am sure I will feel more integrated one day.
Is Germany a multicultural society?
The places I know, like Berlin and Bonn, definitely yes.
What do you miss the most from your home country?
I think two things: my friends and doing things in the Brazilian way…I mean the spontaneity.
How to summarize your experience here?
Professionalism, punctuality (I’ve learnt to be very punctual) and being independent.
2 thoughts on “I will feel more integrated one day”
"I came in winter and it was really hard to get used to the dark, cold and gloomy Berlin winter. The second winter I got tired a lot, so I went to Brazil."
Yes, it's that time of the year soon… 🙂
Good luck in your new country, Julien! Eu também estou fora do Brasil (Austrália). Da Facom para o mundo!