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Nomaden Berlin

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If you are starting out on a working holiday, looking for a unique summer experience or simply wanting to immerse yourself in a different culture then Europe's undisputed capital of cool could be the place for you.

Nomaden are experts in working holidays, language holidays and multi-day trips to Berlin. Our holiday's and trips combine accommodation, tours, day trips, language school, events, parties, administrative support and much more.

Nomaden will be your gateway to Europe, allowing you to meet future travel pals to explore the continent with.

Founded
2016

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John
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Nomaden Berlin's relocation service is 10/10!!

I chose to move to Berlin this summer to pursue work in PR. Having previously lived in Sweden and France, I was fairly comfortable with moving countries. However, having spoken to friends in Berlin and read the forums I could see that Berlin was a different beast. I looked around short-term accommodation offers and was pretty disappointed with what I could find. This was until I came across Nomaden Berlin! I was able to stay in a BEAUTIFUL penthouse apartment in Prenzlauer Berg for the same price as a hostel in a much lesser area. Added to this, I was able to register (anmeldung) at the apartment in the first week of arriving in Germany. This is a crucial administrative prerequisite if you want to live and work in Germany as you need to register to get a tax number. Nomaden booked my registration appointment and helped me with all the paperwork!!

After a lovely welcome evening I started on my 2-week intensive language course. This was in a great language school close to the apartment. I had some basic knowledge of German but the course really got me going with the language – I am hoping to carry on with the school after new year. Learning some basic German has made living here much easier and it has been really enjoyable doing this alongside fellow people relocating with Nomaden.

Throughout my first month in Berlin, Lana organised some really cool social events including BBQ’s, open-air cinema trips, market trips, bar crawls etc. which were great for getting to know the city and meeting people. However, as a history graduate, it was some of the organised tours that Nomaden offered that I found most fascinating. From trips to the Berlin wall and underground bunkers to tours of the Reichstag and Soviet memorials, the package Nomaden has put together gives you a great taste of the city’s history.

All in all, Nomaden made my move to Berlin very enjoyable. From the accommodation and language school to the events and tours, Nomaden offered a 10/10 relocation package!

Carrie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolute Best in Berlin

I decided to move to Berlin after finishing up my undergrad. I had heard Germany is one of the best places for Expats, especially Berlin. Visas and knowing where to get started can always be tricky, so I am super happy I came across Nomaden's site and the wonderful Lana that runs it.

She helped me tremendously from the beginning, telling me about all my options and explaining the ever daunting German bureaucracy. I decided to do the one-month Language Holiday program to start off my new adventure abroad.

Nomaden has everything organized so that you actually feel like a local, not a tourist. Everything was top, from the accommodation to the activities and the language school. I also met lots of great people upon arrival through the program. I've decided to stay in Berlin and pursue a (free!) Masters here at the Technical University. I don't think things would have been the same had I moved over here just on my own. I highly, highly, recommend Nomaden and Berlin!

Ellie Young
Ellie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best way to move to Berlin EVER!!!!

So I moved from New Zealand to Berlin in June this year. A friend had told me about Nomaden Berlin, and how it made everything about the moving process so easy. I was a bit nervous about finding a job as I don't speak German, so I contacted Lana and she told me about what the Nomaden program offers. And I'm glad I did because everything worked out so smoothly! To begin with, I had a lot of help with the visa process (a lot of it's in German and quite complicated). The accommodation was awesome - an apartment right in the city, super close to the language school - such a convenient location for the first month, as it really gave me a chance to figure out the city without the stress of flat hunting (now I have a house-share with friends I made in the first week). I managed to get a job within 3 weeks!! (largely thanks to all of Lana's help - she's literally a CV/job finding guru). Best of all, I met an amazing bunch of friends through Lana and the rest of the group. I felt so welcome the day I arrived. My first two weeks of Berlin were just the best, and really kick-started my life here. I really cannot thank you enough Lana & Nomaden Berlin!!

I'd recommend this program to anyone thinking about doing the working holiday visa in Berlin and wants to make the process as smooth & easy as possible. It's actually really good value when you consider the cost of a Contiki or Topdeck tour, & this actually helps set your life up in a new city. I chose the package with accommodation, a language course, visa support, job placement help, 2 weeks of events and transport. That meant I literally had no stress, and setting up was super easy, but there are other packages as well to suit different needs.100% worth it imo!!

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These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

A friend had told me about Nomaden Berlin, and how it made everything about the moving process so easy. I was a bit nervous about finding a job as I don't speak German, so I contacted Lana and she told me about what the Nomaden program offers. And I'm glad I did because everything worked out so smoothly!

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

I chose the package with accommodation, a language course, visa support, job placement help, two weeks of events, and transport. That meant I literally had no stress, and setting up was super easy, but there are other packages as well to suit different needs.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would recommend that you connect with as many people as you can in the first few months - because the more people you meet, the more things you do - that's how you get the most out of the whole experience of living abroad.

Making good connections and a network early really helps you to settle in and feel like you belong in the city.

I ended up house sharing with the friends I met in the first week. That's why Nomaden Berlin is so awesome - you basically have an instant network.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

My first two weeks of Berlin were just the best - lots of socializing, meeting people (who are also setting up their life in Berlin), site seeing, exploring and going out, as well as doing the super helpful beginner German course! It's really busy and full on, but so much fun!

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I was just really nervous about getting everything organized - finding a job, sorting my visa, accommodation - all of these things that can be stressful when moving to the other side of the world.

I shouldn't have worried so much, because everything has a way of working out. This program made the whole process stress-free and fun. Moving overseas for a year has been one of the best decisions of my whole life.