Sara joins us today to talk about her life and experience living as an American in Munich. We go over what its like getting a master’s degree in Europe and the various aspects of German life and culture which we have lived through.
Check out Sara’s youtube channel Bay to Bayern: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOD6GHBiYh9HGeWOOBDW8XQ
00:00 – Intro & pursuing a masters degree in Munich
05:40 – Preconceived notions and stereotypes about Germans, thoughts on things like efficiency and bureaucracy after living in Germany for a few years
08:14 – Compare and contrast: Seattle vs. Munich
10: 52 – do you have a favorite German dish?
12:12 – Fasching
13:12 – Let’s talk about your Youtube channel: Bay to Bayern
17:13 – Youtube Channel Format, length, topics? How did you decide on what to do and how to do it?
20:15 – have you had any unexpected surprises or thing you learned while working on the youtube channel?
21:45 – are there any youtubers that you admire or look up to?
22:50 – What sort of tips could you give to someone trying to acclimate to a new culture or a new city?
24:20 – what’ s it been like adopting a dog in Germany and during 2019?
28:56 – Did you have to do more as a prospective dog owner or a prospective apartment renter in Munich?
34:59 – Getting Married during COVID-19 in Munich
38:39 – what is one thing about America that you miss at the moment?
40:15 – What is one weird habit that you have or a bizarre thing that you love?
41:29 – what would you do if you suddenly had 500 new euros?
44:27 – If you get to have one post or message to the whole world, what would you say to everyone?
44:45 – Lookout for the Bay to Bayern Facebook and Tik Tok accounts in the near future along with the new videos.
Sara: “Hi everyone, I’m Sara and I am an American living in Germany. On my youtube channel, Bay to Bayern, I particularly like to talk about my experiences going to university in Germany for my masters degree and compare and contrast American and German culture. I hope that I can inspire others to explore other opportunities for higher education.”