Gaining Momentum
Gaining Momentum

Gaining Momentum

A blog for all who live outside EU and wonder about legal ways to move to Germany. I am sharing my personal experience and what I have learnt while applying for visas, looking for jobs, trying to improve the language and living and working in Germany.


A Phone Interview - My Experience in Germany

28 Dec 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Makilili

It seems like because of the epidemic the Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp interviews are more and more common. Also here in Germany the employers tend to avoid contacts and opt for ways of gaining the first impression without having to meet someone in perso...

Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ) in Germany

27 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Makilili

Do you enjoy working in the garden or on the fields? Can´t you get enough pictures of green hills and forests in Germany? Do you keep sending links to animal videos to your friends all the time? Yes? If that´t you, maybe you should consider a Volunt...

Germany in Snow

26 Dec 2021 3 minute read 1 comment Makilili

  Every time I take pictures like this one from my bedroom window to send them to my family in Morocco, I know their reaction: "Wow! So nice, so calm and peaceful!", and I have to admit, even after four winters in Germany I am still taken by such vi...

At a Gothic Monastery in Walkenried

25 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Makilili

  This place was a real surprise, a kind of those only local people happen to know and the tourists can easily miss, unless they search for museums. That´s how I got there. Walkenried is a kind of a large village/ a very little town on the boarder b...

Learning German online for free - my experience

25 Dec 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Makilili

Probably I am getting boring, but I can´t stress enough how important it is to learn as much German as possible BEFORE you come to Germany. If by some miracle I had had a chance to move back in time, that´s absolutely the first thing I would have do...

A voluntary year in Germany: FSJ/BFD

24 Dec 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Makilili

When I seriously started looking for ways to move to Germany I realised that as a male I am in a kind of disadvantage as I didn´t really believe any family would trust my abilities to do babysitting and basic housework. The girls can become au-pairs...

How it all started

24 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Makilili

Are you in Morocco or any other non-EU country wondering how to move to Germany?Well, that´s exactly what I was doing three years ago, trying to find out as much as possible online. I recall numerous websites listing all kinds of requirenments while...