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Maralde
 
Living and working abroad is not the same as living and working in your own country, as Maralde has found out.

THINK
Listen to her experiences of working abroad and think about how her experiences compare to the other interviewees.

First Impressions
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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IN MARALDE

PART 1: THE PERSON
PART 2: THE JOB
PART 3: THE EXPERIENCE
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Link to the unit on relationships
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Link to Maralde's page
Link to Chris's page
Link to Andre's page
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FEDERICO
FEDERICO
ADAM
ADAM
MARALDE
CHRIS
CHRIS
ANDRE
ANDRE
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT