Good news for multicultural Leipzig. The city is looking for projects to fund.
One of the things that I’ve heard international people in Leipzig complain about the most has been the lack of access to information on jobs, leading many to think that the local job market is extremely limited and that therefore they should leave. With that in mind, we’ve decided to run a post two Sundays per month with location-relevant job ads we run across on the Internet. If you hear of any other job offers, please pass them along to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line #ExpatJobs. For our next installment, we are seeking to start running a list of available English-teaching jobs in Leipzig and university positions as well.
It’s nice to see other people adding to a pool of diverse voices narrating life in and visits to our great little city. Today is Becky Markovitz’s turn to be featured in our Q&A; we are happy that, recently, she moved to Leipzig and has been chronicling her cultural discoveries and experiences living abroad for the first time through her blog, Live. Laugh. Leipzig. Here she gives us a little taste of what she’s been up to.
If you’ve stopped by before, you may have noticed LeipGlo looks a bit different now (once again). We’re changing our blog for a new reader experience: Over the next weeks, we will gradually adapt it to an even more magazine-like layout. We will also change the frequency and order of our columns and other sections, to make it more structured and improve the way we feature information. We hope you will enjoy it, and are open to your suggestions and other feedback. Feel free to comment here, and keep track of our changes by following #BehindTheScenes.
For last weekend, we announced that Germany’s first professional wheelchair-skater, David Lebuser, was coming to Leipzig to give a workshop at Conne Island. We found that pretty cool, so our glocal photographer Stefan Hopf stopped by to bring us a glimpse into the action. Here’s the result.
Another enlightening interview from our glocal politics and history writer: “Legida’s presence is a reminder that the image of Leipzig as Germany’s hipster capital is utterly incomplete… The city’s Head of Unit for Migration and Integration, Stojan Gugutschkow… shared some interesting insights [on Legida, xenophobia and related matters] and finished off with a message for Leipzig’s English-speaking community.”