In this episode, Kim and Suzanne want to help you, as a foreigner living in Germany, to settle in and feel at home as soon as possible. We’re doing this today by explaining the best ways to make friends in Germany quickly. Because if you’re lonely, you won’t get the most out of your experience here, will you? Your hosts, both hailing from the UK, have been living and thriving in Germany for many years.
We share our insights and experiences to assist fellow foreigners in finding their tribe in Germany. Sit back, relax and enjoy this episode, which is, as always, full of personal stories and anecdotes. We hope you find it entertaining and informative.
We talk about:
Where you would normally find friends back home - it’s often different abroadThe sense of loss of identity that you can feelThe pitfalls of relying too much on your partner“Vereine” (clubs) again!Meeting friends at language schoolTalking to people while walking your own dog or one from the animal rescue centre (Tierheim)Meet Up groupsLoneliness and lack of fulfilment that stay-at-home spouses often feelYou don’t necessarily get on with every English-speaking person you meet!Facebook groups for your city/areaLanguage cafésWorkFamily days and “Feste” at workStepping outside your comfort zoneBe gentle with yourselfWhen you fail, brush yourself off and start againGyms, sports clubs, hobbiesToastmastersVolunteeringIt takes time!Keep in touch with friends back home tooBut be aware that some friends back home may drift awayOnce you’ve got a German friend, they’re mostly for life.Our next episode comes out on 28th September, so remember to press “follow” on the platform of your choice for the Thriving In Germany Podcast, and hit the bell 🔔 to be notified when the next episode is released.
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