Visualizing International Communication Patterns

Can some graphics with lots of arrows, squiggly lines, and a couple of captions save your international business meetings? One man thinks they can. Cross-Cultural Communication Charts Richard D. Lewis is an author and a consultant for cross-cultural communication. In his approach to doing business around the globe, he has attempted to summarize the conversational […]

InterNations Makes a Difference in December

Last month, InterNations went completely MADD – and we are very happy about this. Don’t worry! You needn’t be concerned for our general sanity. MADD is short for our new “Make a Difference in December!” campaign. Just in time for the holiday season 2013, we initiated community involvement in 16 cities worldwide, from Bangalore to […]

The Best Thing about Christmas Markets

As there’s less than a week left until Christmas, I’ll seize this perfect opportunity to talk about one of Germany’s most famous holiday traditions: the Christmas market. If you have ever been in Germany in early December, you cannot but notice the brightly decorated stalls and tightly packed crowds of people in many a city […]

China and Germany: the New Expat Favorites?

The results of HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer survey are in again! We described the methodology and reported last year’s findings in autumn 2012, so check out our previous post for a brief recap of how it works. Based on these findings, the Expat Explorer site publishes a league table of expat destinations according to their […]

Founder’s Diary: German IT Business & the US Start-Up Scene (Part 1)

Have you ever wanted to get a look behind the scenes of famous companies like Facebook or Google? InterNations founder and CEO Malte Zeeck recently toured the offices of these and other (former) start-ups in Silicon Valley. Read more about his trip below. This May, I enjoyed an absolutely amazing opportunity to visit the United […]

Founder’s Diary: German IT Business & the US Start-Up Scene (Part 2)

After part 1, here is the rest of the travel diary that covers the trip of InterNations founder and CEO, Malte Zeeck, behind the scenes of Silicon Valley. The following morning, we enjoyed a hearty breakfast in the hotel restaurant, taking in the view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the cable cars […]

A TCK’s Journey at a Crossroads

This time, our blog doesn’t talk about exploring the world through running, but rather about metaphorical crossroads and personal journeys. Guest blogger Joyce describes growing up as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and searching for her own identity. For all the TCKs that I have met and known out there, it is never a journey […]

Expats in History: A Zanzibari Princess in Germany

Our Activity Groups Manager Franziska reflects on the life of one of her historic role models, Sayyida Salima bint Said, born as a princess of Oman and Zanzibar and later known as Emily Ruete. In 2011, I stumbled upon the newest book by Nicole C. Vosseler, a German novelist. “Stars over Zanzibar” promised a good […]

Founder’s Diary: InterNations Frankfurt January Get-Together

InterNations Founder and CEO Malte Zeeck tells us all about his recent visit to the InterNations Frankfurt Community. It has been a while since I last visited Frankfurt, either the city in general or the InterNations Community in particular. Now, however, I am comfortably seated in an ICE train on the way to Frankfurt Central […]

We Can Be Heroes, Just for One Day!

Unlike what the title, a quote from the famous 1977 hit “Heroes”, suggests, the InterNations Team didn’t attend a David Bowie concert lately. However, we did manage to assemble several intrepid heroes and heroines to take part in the Heldenrennen 2012. The Heldenrennen or Heroes Race is a series of charity runs hosted in various […]