Living in Germany for a year

Hello im going to Germany for a year and i need tips, ill be able to get a job too since im going on a working holiday.
Thing is, i have never traveled alone and i dont know the language that well, im still learning.
I need tips as to what city/village to arrive to that is cheap enough and has jobs available, also what posible jobs i could get as a learning gaijin.
I need to rent somewhere to stay before even applying for the visa.
Any tips?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck off we are full.

  2. 1 month ago
    Chad Boer

    at least tell us the city you'll be staying dumbfuck. Where are you from? What are your skills and education level? We can already see your IQ is low due to your first post. Try again with real information.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes my iq is low and im proud of it ok?
      But so is yours because i clearly asked for a recommendation as to what location i should arrive to,which means i dont have a clear idea where im going, i have Leipzig on mind but i would like to hear other options.
      I only have a highschool degree but i can speak two languages and have A2 on German (which is not much)
      If you REALLY need to know i come from Chile.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Finally some information, thank you
        First, whatever you do, don't make yourself look like you're a refugee from the middle east or north africa, aka dark skin. Brownish skin is ok. Make sure to wear a visible cross necklace if you do have darker skin. Call it racist or whatever, I'm just giving you tips.

        Leipzig is a nice and inexpensive place but I'm not sure about jobs. I'm sure something will come up or a job at McDonald's is popular with new arrivals, Lieferando (like Uber Eats), or an Uber driver if those are options for you.
        A2 German will put you ahead of many foreigners here, keep going and you'll be at B2 in no time. Don't feel bad about this at all. Do you use the DW lernen app? If not, try it out. It's free and does a good job of teaching German.

        If Leipzig doesn't have jobs for you, Berlin is nearby but its not as cheap as it was before.

        What are your goals for coming to Germany? Why only a year?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >don't make yourself look like you're a refugee from the middle east or north africa
          Shit, im arabic as fuck but im 6'3 (190cm)and i am christian too, ill wear a cross necklace thanks for the advice didnt think of that.
          Also i can speak english like a british person so maybe that will play on my favour too.
          I looked at indeed and there seemed to be enough jobs in warehouse and other moron shit so it seems good enough for me.
          Yes ive used the DW app nicos weg, but i need to better my level (mainly my hearing level because i suck at hearing german)
          >What are your goals for coming to Germany? Why only a year?
          ill be honest, the WH is to get my foot on the door so i can transform my visa, since im tired of SA nignogs, im thinking of going for an ausbildung once i better my german and get more comfortable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >ill wear a cross necklace
            Perfect, don't worry about looking Arabic then. You'll be fine.
            >my listening level because i suck at hearing german
            That will come with time, as you know. You could also try Lingoda which has a maximum of 5 people per hour class and a live teacher. italki is somewhat similar too. Wherever you end up, every city has a 'Volkshochschule' (abbreviated VHS) that offer really inexpensive German courses but great value (if the teacher is good).
            I've known several Brazilian women that took the VHS intensive German language course starting at no knowledge and become fluent. That same program or along with it is job placement assistance.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I have heard of lingoda because its virtual and "cheaper", i learned all my german from apps and shit, never payed for a single lesson, but i wouldnt mind paying for lessons if theyre good and cheap.
              Whats this VHS you speak about sounds like a dream, i plan on getting german lessons anyways once im over there.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >https://www.vhs-leipzig.de/programm/deutsch-integration.html?action%5B125%5D=category&cat_ID=495-CAT-KAT627
                You can check out the classes and pieces there. The VHS isn't just a language school but a "further education" for anyone in the city with various topics. Once you contact them make sure you let them know you'd like a track to employment.

                Just as a side note; you must be persistent in your requests on any level of interactions. Be it the doctor, school, living arrangements, etc. Don't assume it'll just take care of itself or the request is being listened to. If you don't insist, then they won't care because it'll come off as if you don't care. Stand your ground if you think something isn't right or some gay is harassing you for something dumb. The best way to shut someone down is to respond immediately. If you don't they will bury you in an argument or nagging.

                Check out immobilienscout24 for ideas and prices for places to live. Leases in Germany are generally never ending (with a 2-3 month notice period), so make sure the landlord knows you're living there forever. You won't obviously but it'll help you get a place. Or get a WG, but I don't have experience with this.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >The VHS isn't just a language school but a "further education" for anyone in the city with various topics.
                oh i think i heard of this before, i think you get a discount on universities if you go right after this or something, hopefully they dont have pride gay shit on it.
                >you must be persistent in your requests on any level of interactions
                interesting, so i just need to keep asking everyday and keep sending emails on and on? thats kinda weird lol, here they usually dont like that, they find it annoying, are you sure?
                >Or get a WG, but I don't have experience with this
                you mean www.wg-gesucht.de/ ? ive been seeing rent on there all the time but how does it differ from a normal rental? people say its for shared living but theres mostly just 1-room options, can i get a residence permit with it or just with normal rentals?
                Also i dont think i can find an appartment while still abroad, ive been trying to find places to rent but ive heard that usually germans like to see the guy in person before renting out (which makes sense), so im thinking on arriving on an airbnb, problem is i might not be able to get a job without some sort of residence permit, i also have 3000 or so euros (this is after the ticket purchase) so im trying to find a job asap once im there.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                not the anon who replied to you before, but I'm from Germany and went to VHS to learn japanese.
                The VHS has nothing to do with universities and is generally pretty down-to-earth, since the teachers there are just ordinary people who teach as a side-hustle.
                For example, my japanese teacher had a regular job, but used her japanese language skills to make some extra money. ofc, as always in germany, there is a process and certain permits involved, in case you are now thinking about teaching chilean language or something.

                >>so i just need to keep asking everyday and keep sending emails on and on?
                I would advise against it. Definitely ask more than once, but i wouldn't do it everyday. However, Leipzig is in east germany and thus the mentality there might differ quite a lot from where i live (bavaria).

                >>ive been seeing rent on there all the time but how does it differ from a normal rental?
                WG usually means you share the appartment with other people to split the rent. Usually this means you get your own room in a 2-3 bedroom appartment and share the bathroom, kitchen etc. with the other inhabitants. Mostly university students live like this, because they need affordable housing and enjoy the "life style". It can be pretty hit or miss, depending on your flatmates.
                I concur with the other anon who said that you should always tell the landlord that you are here to stay and plan to live in the appartment for at least 5 years or so (don't worry, it is not legally binding when you say this, because plans can change). otherwise he won't go for it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >chilean language
                lol
                >the mentality there might differ quite a lot from where i live
                i wonder how different can one region from another be, i heard they can be vastly different but i just thought it was a meme.

                Do you think i could rent and sign something abroad? or should i just bite the bullet for the first month and rent an airbnb.

                Also another big question is if i could get an Anmeldung or Wohnungsgeberbestätigung (Basically registering my flat to have a tax ID) with a wg room, i really need that, i cant get it with an airbnb.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >>i wonder how different can one region from another be, i heard they can be vastly different but i just thought it was a meme.
                maybe it's only something a native would notice.

                >>Do you think i could rent and sign something abroad?
                maybe look up online how other people do it when they come to germany for work. there might be a forum specifically for this.

                big question is if i could get an Anmeldung or Wohnungsgeberbestätigung (Basically registering my flat to have a tax ID) with a wg room
                yes, every landlord is required by law to give you a Wohnungsgeberbestätigung, because you need to show it to the local Einwohnermeldeamt (registration office). might be located at the Rathaus (town hall). legally, there is no difference between renting an appartment on your own or living in a WG.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >every landlord is required by law to give you a Wohnungsgeberbestätigung, because you need to show it to the local Einwohnermeldeamt (registration office).
                Germany is a meme I stg. Country hasn't changed since 1933.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >yes, every landlord is required by law to give you a Wohnungsgeberbestätigung
                is it? i read it was important to ask the landlord if it was available

                >Do you think i could rent and sign something abroad?
                Maybe but honestly I wouldn't. You should see the place frist. Never pay a deposit or reservation online, those are scams almost 100% of the time.
                Is there a cheap hostel you can stay in? Most landlords are going to want proof you can pay rent, since once you move in you can totally screw them over and not pay for a long time (don't do this). If €3000 is all you have, get a job at McDonald's or Burger King immediately to give yourself breathing room and time to find a decent place and work.
                Leipzig is a university town so you'll find someone to share a flat with most certainly. Hell there might even be a Spanish speaking community there you could link up with and get helped out even more.
                >be persistent
                I mean in person mostly. Email every few days if you haven't heard back but yeah not every day.

                >Maybe but honestly I wouldn't. You should see the place frist. Never pay a deposit or reservation online, those are scams almost 100% of the time.
                Are renting sams that prevalent in Germany? heard there were some but i didnt think it was THAT common, i mean one would expect more security from a 1st world country, i read that it was recommended to arrive already on an appartment instead of a hotel/airbnb.Speaking of which
                >Is there a cheap hostel you can stay in? Most landlords are going to want proof you can pay rent
                i was thinking of arriving on an airbnb for a month or something until i can rent out an appartment but i would like to avoid doing that since if i find a job before getting a tax ID i heard i was gonna get the full 42% salary tax no matter where i work at, i read that it was posible to sign rent abroad but difficult.
                >get a job at McDonald's or Burger King immediately
                Oh im planning on getting a job ASAP no matter what it is.
                >there might even be a Spanish speaking community
                no thx lol Hispanics arent the brightest minds speaking from experience, ill stick to english/german ppl if i can, i mostly wanna make german friends
                .

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > i read it was important to ask the landlord if it was available
                because if it's not available, it's an illegal lease and you could get screwed.

                > i didnt think scams were THAT common
                they aren't but it's something you should be aware of.

                >no thx lol Hispanics arent the brightest minds speaking from experience
                lol fair enough.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                question, are loundromats common in Germany? if not are washing machines sold relativelly cheap?
                How long would you think a guy could take to find a job and appartment, so i dont buy a longer stay that needed at the airbnb.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Washing machines are quite cheap. I used otto.de as a good reference for price. Ive only used a laundrymat like once.
                >How long would you think a guy could take to find a job and appartment
                That I don't know dude. Also check the online version of the cities newspapers "wanted ads". There jobs and apartments will be listed. Even craigslist has jobs and apartment listings. EBay Kleinanzeigen has good listings for apartments too
                >https://m.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeigen/immobilien-leipzig/c195-l4233
                Contact them to at least arrange viewings when the time is near your arrival in Germany.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Why would anyone move to Europe right now? Even aside from the riots, do you really want to freeze this winter or pay $8000 for energy?

                https://www.dw.com/en/germany-braces-for-social-unrest-over-energy-prices/a-62726300

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you wait to live life until the world isn't in crisis, you'll wait until you die.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Low iq take

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                stop derailing a good, informative thread gay.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Do you think i could rent and sign something abroad?
                Maybe but honestly I wouldn't. You should see the place frist. Never pay a deposit or reservation online, those are scams almost 100% of the time.
                Is there a cheap hostel you can stay in? Most landlords are going to want proof you can pay rent, since once you move in you can totally screw them over and not pay for a long time (don't do this). If €3000 is all you have, get a job at McDonald's or Burger King immediately to give yourself breathing room and time to find a decent place and work.
                Leipzig is a university town so you'll find someone to share a flat with most certainly. Hell there might even be a Spanish speaking community there you could link up with and get helped out even more.
                >be persistent
                I mean in person mostly. Email every few days if you haven't heard back but yeah not every day.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don´t know about Leipzig , but Service companys like Arvato , Concentrix,etc... always employ a bunch of foreigners for first level phone support for stuff like banking and microsoft office. eing a native speaker in a required language (i.e. spanish) and some english skills are basically the only job requirements. Better than warehouse work.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bring lots of toilet paper and heavy coats and food, Germs declared war on Ukraine and Russia and they are willing to suffer for the cause

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    South Americans are unicorns in Germany.
    Open up an authentic restaurant and you'll good to go, durum bread with maggi chili con carne instant seasoning sets the bar you'll compete with.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lmao. You're getting tips from a bunch of Slav(e)s and Slavic rape babies. The only real Germans are in/from Siberia, Kazakhstan and South America.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How are siberian/kazhaks not slavic rape babies...?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They don't have Slavic DNA. Half of Germany are Slav(e)s and Slavic rape babies.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Any tips?
    >picrel
    just ward the black forest

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