Stories of migration

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There are plenty of statistics about “mobility”. But who are the people behind the numbers? Why do they come to Germany? What are their expectations, fears and hopes? How do they see every-day life and work in Germany? Here are some answers from the people themselves.

My name is Albert Gironès Peréz.
I am 29 years old and come from Barcelona in Spain. I have lived in Germany for ten months. I studied architecture and am now working as an intern in an architect’s office.
My name is Alice Vaja.
I am 35 years old and come from Bucharest in Romania. I have lived in Germany for one week. I studied economics, marketing and communications and am now working in Germany.
My name is Erika Martínez Pimentel.
I am 23 years old and come from Palencia in Spain. I have lived in Germany for two months. I am studying for a degree in translation, majoring in German and English.
My name is Miguel Ángel Campos.
I am 30 years old and come from Barcelona in Spain. I have lived in Germany for a month. I studied management science and am now working as an intern at a company in Künzelsau.
My name is Raúl López.
I am 34 years old and come from Alicante in Spain. I have lived in Germany for three years. I am a mechatronics engineer and work in the development sector here in Germany.
My name is Rodrigo Garulo.
I am 27 years old and come from Alicante in Spain. I have lived in Germany for a year. I am a mechatronics engineer and work in quality management in Germany.
Anna Hadeler and Jörg Klinner conducted the interviews at the Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall in September 2012.

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