Living and working abroad is not the same as living and working in your own country, as Maralde has found out.
Listen to her
experiences of working abroad and think about how her experiences compare to the other interviewees.
I arrived here and I just wanted to call my parents and say that I arrived so I tried to plug in my telephone and I realised that
they've got a completely different system. And I wouldn't have thought this because we are like neighbourly countries so I really
supposed that it is exactly the same. So that was just the biggest impact at the beginning but I managed to sort that one out.
What I found a bit strange is that in Germany if you move into a building you would go round and say hello to the neighbours, and
introduce yourself and maybe invite them for a glass of wine or whatever, and that's quite uncommon here. You really don't know
your neighbours, maybe that's just a Paris thing, maybe that's not France, so that's a bit unusual.
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PART 1: THE PERSON
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PART 3: THE EXPERIENCE