A lot of people ask me why I chose to move to Germany and learn a new language. The answer is simple: I really enjoy the culture and people, and living in a country makes it a lot easier to learn the language. As a not-so-young person, (I’m 40 years old) this was a big life decision, but one that I don’t regret.
Although some people would never consider a move like this, with just a little motivation, the tactical pieces aren’t too hard. Just like in most cities, Craigslist offers a variety of options for housing, and as an American, you can easily visit for 90 days on a tourist visa. There are some challenges, like mastering the transportation system, and of course, figuring out new cultures and customs. Learning these things, as well as the language becomes a lot easier when you are experiencing it every day, though….and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you find yourself ordering your morning latte with ease.