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We are fundamentally all the same

My name is Chad and I have been married to my wife Amanda since 2003.  We both were born and grew up in the United States, me in North Carolina and Amanda in New York. Before moving to Germany in January 2013 with our dog Barney, we lived just outside...
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The journey of an American couple living in Frankfurt

My name is Jessica Sachson, an American from Charlotte, NC and just over a year ago I moved to Frankfurt, Germany. This was not my first experience living abroad in Germany. I had the great fortune back in 2002 to study International Business at a University in Mainz, Germany. I never thought in a...
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Everything new

I’m Steven. I’m an American living in Regensburg, Germany, on a three year contract with my company. I work for a multi-national web hosting company, and our European office is here in Germany. In the summer of 2011, my manager asked if anyone wanted to work in Europe for a...
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Getting out to explore

I am an American living in Germany with my husband (a medic in the U.S. Army) and our two rambunctious dogs. I am currently pursuing a master’s in counseling psychology and am actually in the last couple weeks of my last couple regular classes after which I just have the...
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Am I crazy or what?

My name is Kendall and I am an American, originally from the Washington DC area. I met my now German journalist husband in New York City where he was assigned at the time. When he said he was being called back to Germany, I volunteered to go with him. Back...
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On a hidden camera show

I am Joana. I was born in Portugal, raised in America (New Jersey to be exact) and I am now living in Germany. I am studying marketing at the moment, and have German class for four hours every week day. I make jewelry and would like to open a web...
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Very American moment

My name is Richard and I am an American from New York City. I met a lovely German woman in New York and in 2006 we moved to Cologne. What did you do to integrate when you moved here? I made a choice to do so. If you move to...
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American who loves to live abroad

I am Christine from the United States, Vice President of AIWCC. I have been in Germany for two years. Before coming to Cologne, I studied and worked in China where I met my future German husband. I have an insider to German culture at home. I am learning so much...
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American sense of humor

You have lived in Germany most of your life. Do you feel more German or American? I am definitely American. Certain characteristics such as the American sense of humor will never be lost to me nor a certain easy look on life, which seems typical to many of my US...