Making Berlin Home

“Making Berlin Home”, the workshop for the newly arrived diplomats took place in Federal Foreign Office on 24 October 2017. The workshop was held in English by Gladys Meier-Klodt and Helen Eichhorn in cooperation with Christine Hatakka and Julia Pentagna Geier, the group leaders of “First Steps in Berlin” group. It was a great success.

During the workshop, Gladys gave a side presentation about the German culture and the everyday practice. Many important topics were discussed, such as culture shock, daily routines, learning German, paid and volunteer jobs, waste disposal and recycling, the school system, shopping, the healthcare and insurance system, recognition of qualifications and studying in Germany.

After the presentation, Helen conducted a guided tour of the Federal Foreign Office, followed by a lunch at the canteen.