‘Growing Up’ Abroad: How to Actually Do It (Germany)

Isabel Bleach, multimedia magazine journalist, shares snippets of her experience living and teaching in Germany.

Twitter handle: @izziblea
Published by the team at Culture Smart! @culturesmart

Moving abroad isn’t just something you decide to do on a whim.  It’s something you think about from a plethora of angles, in a myriad of scenarios. It’s definitely not a holiday – it’s so much more.

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Hamburg: Sausages, Football and the Beatles

International Tourism Management graduate, Amy Harrington, pens her experiences of living and working in Hamburg, Germany.

I grew up in a small English town with an inadequate selection of leisure activities and a sameness which has plagued most English towns since the 1950s. Every year for a birthday treat my parents would take me into London, where I was confounded by the hustle, bustle and multitude of opportunities that lay before me. Since that first trip, it had always been a dream of mine to move to a city but, not just any – it had to be a foreign city. So when my university offered me the opportunity to live and work in Germany’s second city for 6 months, I jumped at the chance.

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All sea roads lead to Penang – so what’s the attraction?

Geoffrey Murray, author of our Vietnam guide, explores Penang’s diverse heritage and why its myriad attractions make visiting a must.  

The sea route to Penang off peninsular Malaysia’s West Coast is a veritable main road for the world’s luxury cruise ships.

Just after the opening of 2017, two liners docked at Swettenham Pier International Cruise Terminal in the island’s capital George Town, disgorging an estimated 5,000 passengers to the delight of local taxi drivers. However, that’s nothing. On March 13, five ships were due to arrive with a total of 17,000 passengers, eager for the one-day cultural experience of their lives.

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Work Experience Opportunity – June 2017

Kuperard Publishers & Distributers are looking for two work experience interns to join us in June. We cover costs for travel and lunch, and you’ll be finishing your placement with lots of useful skills to help you get an insight into publishing.

At Kuperard, you will primarily be working on our Culture Smart! brand. Culture Smart! guides are pocket-sized travel books on the customs and etiquette of a country, helping people to curb culture shock whilst on their travels. As an intern, you will be in charge of running our social media channels, writing and publishing articles on our new website, and helping out with other ad-hoc marketing, publicity and admin duties.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about social media, is self-motivated, and will bring forward tons of fresh and original ideas as part of their placement. A confident writing ability is a must, as is competence with MS Office especially Word and Excel.

Based in North Finchley, we are a small team who will dedicate our time to ensure the successful applicants receive the best insight into our operations. Placements last for two weeks, and we have the following availability:

5th June – 16th June

20th June – 30th June

If interested, please email your CV and a brief cover letter to office@kuperard.co.uk stating your preferred slot.

We look forward to hearing from you!