Living and Working in Germany: A Survival Handbook (Paperback)
Written in an entertaining style, Living and Working in Germany is designed to provide newcomers with the practical information necessary for a relatively trouble-free life. It contents include finding a job, permits & visas, health, accommodation, finance, insurance, education, shopping, post office and telephone services, public transport, motoring, TV and radio, leisure, sports and much, much more. It is packed with essential information and insider tips to help minimize culture shock and reduce the newcomers rookie period to a minimum. Living and Working in Germany has been written to meet the needs of anyone wishing to know the essentials of German life - however long your intended stay, you'll find the information contained in this book invaluable. General information isn't difficult to find in Germany (provided you speak German ) and a multitude of books are published on every conceivable subject. However, reliable and up-to-date information in English specifically intended for foreigners living and working in Germany isn't so easy to find, least of all in one volume. This book was written to fill this void and provide the comprehensive practical information necessary to help you feel at home. You may have visited Germany as a tourist, but living and working there is a different matter altogether. Adjusting to a different environment and culture and making a home in any foreign country can be a traumatic and stressful experience - and Germany is no exception. Living and Working in Germany is the most up-to-date source of general information available for foreigners in Germany. However, it isn't simply a monologue of dry facts and figures, but a practical and entertaining look at life. First published in 2000 and now in its 5th (fifth) edition, it's the only up-to-date book currently published for those planning to live or work in Germany. It contains up to twice as much information as similar books and is essential reading for newcomers.
David HampshireDavid Hampshire's career has taken him around the world and he lived and worked in many countries before taking up writing full-time in the '80s. He's the author, co-author or editor of some 25 titles, including Living and Working in London, Living and Working in Britain, Living and Working in France, Living and Working in Spain, Living and Working in Australia, Living and Working in Canada and Living and Working in America, plus numerous books about London. David was born in Surrey (England) and lived and worked in London for many years. He now lives in Bath (Somerset) in England.