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New wave of young Vietnamese in Leipzig

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Young Vietnamese students finishing their five-month course at inlingua, August 2018. (Photo by Sarah Alai / LeipGlo)

From the 1950s-80s, it had been common practice for the GDR to bring in students from fellow socialist Vietnam as foreign aid, and to fill gaps in the labor market. This practice has carried over into a reunited Germany, where prosperity and longevity have brought labor shortages of their own.

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Career, new friends & beer: look right here

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Come check out the career and social scene at the LeipGlo Job Fair.

Whether you’re looking for a job, or just want to meet new business contacts and even potential friends over a beer (or soft drink), the Leipzig Glocal Job Fair is the place to be. Tue, 13 Nov, at WERK 2 – all day long, baby!

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Toastmasters: talk & camaraderie in Leipzig

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Meimanat Fathi, president of the English-speaking Leipzig Toastmasters. They meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Basislager Coworking. (Photo © Meimanat Fathi / Toastmasters)

“Those feelings were… not easy to talk about or reveal in front of an audience. [But] the welcoming atmosphere and positive feedback encouraged and inspired me to continue.”

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Bridges of (Com)passion: hair & heart

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Hair & heart at Mevlounge. (Public domain photo)

“We choose a hairdresser with the same meticulousness as we choose a GP or a therapist – a quest as thorough as it is intimate. It took me ten years of life in Leipzig to find such a sorceress.”

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Werner Herzog among DOK Fest highlights

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Werner Herzog portrait. © Zhu Jingjing.

We’re about to get starstruck in Leipzig: Legendary German director Werner Herzog will attend this year’s DOK Fest, presenting his documentary “Meeting Gorbachev” and fielding questions from the audience.

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Dr. Amorous: 10 scenarios, 50 date ideas

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Date ideas with Dr. Amorous. Public domain photo.

After this, you’ll have no excuse not to ask them out – whatever dating culture they come from. (Welcome to our new relationship advice column!)

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