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An Expat Talks about Living in Tubingen, Germany

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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?


How long have you lived there?

10 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

German course at the VHS or the university, tandem programme which germans (usually students) use to get to know native speakers and exchange conversation, language skills etc. DAI is also the german american association with a library and courses, lectures etc.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Slowly, as above they don't tend to expect an Asian Indian for example to be a doctor as in the UK, and if you don't speak German they are often very impatient although there are a lot of academics here so it is not as bad as out in the surrounding villages.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

The university hospitals and the university its self, Max Planck institute.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

When looking for a flat or house stay in the town, don't be tempted by lower rent cost to go to the countryside villages around here, you will pay a fortune for transport and will still need atleast 1 car, 2 if family is with you. the countryside is nice for daytrips but the town is better to live in.

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