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It starts to feel like home

My name is Adelaine, I am originally from Malaysia and I did my Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, I actually discovered that I wasn’t so passionate about going through tons of technical details but more in the greater picture and mostly in working with people. So when a...
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Nothing is new to me anymore

My name is Maria Gracia, originally from Ecuador and I came to Germany already a couple of yours ago to study. There are many things that I both like and dislike in Germany. I like, for example, that the education level is really high and you can learn many things….you can...
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Citizen of the World

My name is Simona Luddeni and I come from Aosta Valley – a small but very nice region in the North of Italy. My parents are actually from Calabria, and I was born in Aosta, but in reality, I have never felt to belong to anything except myself! “Citizen of...
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The other identity

My name is Bijan, I’m 30 years old. My father came to Germany from Iran to study and met my mum here. I just visited Iran for the first time with my dad. What did you expect from your trip? I had heard a lot great things about Iran, so...
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A cultural jumble

My name is Saengrawee Grabow (for short Sam). I’m 31 years old, work as a flight-attendant and live in Heidelberg. My mum is from Thailand and my dad is German. I was born in Germany and the only passport I ever had was the German one. I lived in the...
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Like mother like daughter

My name is Rhea Boyden and I was born in Ireland in 1975 to American parents and spent much of my childhood moving back and forth between Ireland and the United States. When my parents separated, my mother left Ireland and was always a bit of a wanderer, ever in...
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Not always a victim

In Morocco I studied German and I wanted to experience it in the field, to see it with my own eyes. I first came to Germany in 1996 for a student exchange in Marburg. I found everything fascinating. Everything was different from what I had learned. After I moved to...
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My home

I come from Turkey. I have lived here for 22 years. How is life in Cologne? Optimal. Why? Because people are not that arrogant. They have this positive attitude. You can have a friendly chat with everyone. Life is not that bad over here. It is actually very good. I...
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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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More than one home

 What do you like in Germany? I like the trust between people over here. The longer I stay in Germany, the more naive I become, the more I trust people. Chinese economy is growing, but the trust between people is collapsing. Chinese distrust strangers. In China there is growing distrust...
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My home is my castle

I have lived in Germany for 39 years. My parents brought me here when I was eight years old. I went straight to the second grade, although I did not speak even one word of German!  I didn’t understand a lot of things, everything was confusing and different. Everything! I...
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A difficult question

I am originally from Sicily, came to Germany more than 10 years ago and liked it from the very beginning. I am a classical example of an Italian abroad. Do you plan to go back? Eh it is a very difficult question.