#FeelsLikeHome Meetup – A Very International Christmas

Last Tuesday, the 10th of December, we have organised yet another Christmas get-together for our customers – a #FeelsLikeHome Meetup in the spirit of Germany’s most loved and celebrated holiday. Inspired by our Community motto #feelslikehome and its success in bringing people together, we created a one of a kind event for international students in Frankfurt to make new friends, create lasting memories and meet the Fintiba Team in person 🤗

Starting with our glühwein station outside with a specially invited white-bearded guest and moving on to the cozy homelike atmosphere inside – the spirit of Christmas was shared in the most exciting and international way. We are so very grateful to have all of you joined us on this cold winter night! Read more about the event below and do not forget to check out all of the pictures here.

As a special part of the night, we have introduced the first-ever series of the Fintiba Talks. The night has started with the welcome words of Jonas Marggraf, the COO of Fintiba – “The #feelslikehome moto has become a strong part of Fintiba’s DNA and we believe that further personal development of internationals abroad lies in the core of their happy, successful and comfortable living”.

Later on, our specially invited guests have shared different insights within the topic of “The Art of Personal Growth”. The talks have started with Heidi Muendel, a trained opera singer from Canada, sharing a bit of her story in becoming successfully self-employed in Germany and inspiring some new ideas of how to make the integration experience in Germany a more creative and self-empowering process.

Our good friend and collaborator Andy Gimenez, who is a Spanish Youtube-Content Creator living and studying and Berlin, has shared personal learnings on how important it is to be prepared for a new life abroad on an emotional level, while a mindset & transformation coach Lucia Pavlikova has guided us on how to better listen to yourself and find the right direction in life.

Jonas Schlotmann from “Deutsche Bildung” gave a short introduction to the topic of cognitive biases that sometimes result in irrational decision-making and Melanie von Groll has highlighted the importance of cross-cultural communication in the modern business world.

It was an insightful evening full of new acquaintances and learnings. We met our customers, friends from friendly communities and even a winner of the Fintiba Scholarship who has shared her amazing story with us. Special thanks to Skinny Jeans for creating the mood for the rest of the night and not letting anyone to shy away from dancing.

Here at Fintiba, we aim to create a community for internationals living in Germany that makes them feel welcome and comfortable. However, all of us have a different understanding of “home” and use different tricks to make ourselves feel like home when living abroad. Our #feelslikehome campaign is destined to spread the word about how people from different countries make adjusting in Germany a tiny bit easier. Check out our highlights on Instagram to get inspired or share your own ideas with the #feelslikehome hashtag (and mentioning @fintiba) to help fellow expats out there.

Stay tuned for the video-updates from the event – from the Fintiba Talks to the atmosphere – we will share it all 🙂 Happy holidays!

Feels like ho-ho-home! 🎅

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