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ArmyMike posted American Ex-Pats in Austria on the Austria forum on May 15, 2015:
Hi, I am new to this. Are there any American Ex-Pats living in Austria that I can communicate with? I have often considered moving to Carinthia and live as an American Ex-Pat. Thanks
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sadanan posted taxation Austria vs Germany on the Austria forum:
Dear people, I am planning to move to Europe and have possibilities between Austria and Germany. I would like to understand tax comparison between these two countries. I am married and with a baby. Can someone help me figure out: 1. Which country is better from tax point of view and will there be huge difference? 2. Cost of living and any other significant differences? Cheers... Sadanan
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dansar replied to the thread Need Help! on the Austria forum:
AmyClark143 initially posted:
I am currently a TEFL certified English teacher living in CZ. US passport. I am trying to move to Austria to teach there in a few months. Does anyone have any idea how the paperwork will go or what I can do to get this started? Any advice thanks xx
dansar replied most recently with:
Hi! I'm from UK but have lived in Austria since 2006. I completed a TEFL course online in 2006 and then worked at a language school (Berlitz). They only employ native speakers. After gaining experience there, i was able to get a job at a Vocational college, teaching adults. From what i understand, adult teaching isn't a problem. Teaching in a proper school with children is different-you need further training/education from the Pädogogische Hochschule for example. I'm afraid i can't help you on other paperwork, due to the UK being in the EU. Hope i've been of some help!
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Vienna, Austria
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
It would nice to have a forum to meet other married and alone persons for mutual interests. Not sure where to find it but you should keep on trying. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Being from Austria (but having lived and worked abroad in different countries) the tram mishap just cracked me up (sorry!) But I know my people and some, not all, of the tram operators can be rather grumpy to put it mildly! I thought this individuals take on culture shock was quite thoughtful, you could almost feel how she/he feels, but that may also be because I can relate to a number of culture shocks on different continents.
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I'm a native Austrian who has lived in the USA for over 50 years, and I travel back every so often. I, too, find that Austrians are not the friendliest people in the wolrd -- virtually no eye contact, much less acknowledgement from strangers in the street (you get spoiled in friendly Texas!). I do remember that there are Austro-American clubs and societies in Vienna where people are interested in forming friendships. Check them out!
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Hi everybody Looking for some suggestions, please. We're hoping to put our kids into school in Vienna for an academic year, so we'd love - if possible - to swap our 900-year-old home (in one of France's most beautiful villages) with a Vienna-based family wishing to give the south of France a whirl for a year! We reckon we need to put some ads up in the universities, but we're wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to target retirees, artists, writers... people whom a beautiful village might attract... Home Swap web sites aren't really geared up to finding long-term swaps! Names of publications or ideas would be gratefully received! Thanks for your ideas!
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Greetings, My name is Christopher Anson PharmD,MSCR and I'm a pharmacist and clinical researcher residing in Vienna and seeking employment within the Pharmaceutical research and medical communications fields. I am looking for professional contacts as well as any employment opportunities that you may be aware of. I am eager to meet new people and get started here in Vienna. My professional experience is as a practicing clinician in both hospital and retail pharmacy settings. I hold a Masters in Clinical Research and have experience writing and editing trial documents, IRB submissions, and I'm ICH trained. If you have any helpful information please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to your response. Best Regards, Christopher Anson PharmD/MSCR
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New Travel Channel series is looking for couples or families that are thinking about relocating to Vienna from the United States and have either never been to Austria or the country is relatively new to them. Are you having a tough time deciding whether or not to move? We’d love to help you out with that. For our program, we’d take you and your partner to your potential new home where you’d meet with a relocation expert who will show you some local neighborhoods, introduce you to the local culture and customs, and give you a chance to experience what life might be like for you and your family. Would you be interested in participating? Please let me know by emailing us at! Tell us about yourself, both personally and professionally, why and when you might be moving, your ages, and also please include your picture(s). We look forward to hearing from you!
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petersobey replied to the thread How hard to find a job? on the Austria forum:
jgrease initially posted:
I am seriously considering relocating to Austria, and I have examined the regulations regarding pensioners (I am a retired civil servant, 50 years old). My pension just meets the income criteria, and I would prefer to find a job to pay for health insurance and give us some extra cash for breathing room. My question to all is just how hard is it for a foreigner to find a job?
petersobey replied most recently with:
As a UK citizen you have no issues with visas etc. the main question will be how good is your German? If you've got tourist quality German then in the Touist areas as a native Engligh speaker you might get something seasonal. If you have little or very basic German I've known other expats (other nationalities but who have fluent Englsh) struggle to get jobs.
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adminee posted Post a Message of Support for France on the Austria forum:
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