Welcome Back to Your Expat Life in Vienna


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Presentation delivered at the September 2012 General Meeting of the American Women's Association (AWA) in Vienna, Austria.

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Welcome Back to Your Expat Life in Vienna

  1. 1. (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
  2. 2. September 20, 2012 Presented by Victoria Koster-Lenhardt An American, A Communicator, A Thought Leader(c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  3. 3. Finding Your Vienna Groove September 20, 2012 Presented by Victoria Koster-Lenhardt An American, A Communicator, A Thought Leader (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  4. 4. So you’re an “expat”  Expatriate: A person who lives outside their native country  “Local pat”  “Skilled migrant” (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  5. 5. Your Autumn Checklist Finding your grove   Health & Food  Spirituality  Purpose  Relationships  Intellect & Creativity  Everyday life (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  6. 6. Health Take care of your body (inside and out)  Flu shots Spas, pools, healthclubs, going on a “Kur” Everything that’s chocolate Pedicures (“Fußpflege”) WeightWatchers anyone? Learn German and how to cook healthy dishes with Austrian ingredients Pilates, Yoga & Zumba Vienna Runners Club, the 2013 Vienna City Marathon (April 14, 2013), and hiking (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  7. 7. FoodTake care of your body (and what you consume)  Ice cream season through mid-October Austria’s wonder cheese: Cook and bake with topfen  Ham rolls (horseradish in a jar and green onions)  Liptauer (paprika, garlic, and great bread)  Milchrahmstrudel (eggs, sugar, millet) Everything that’s chocolate Farmer’s Markets & Kurbis Zeit Wine: Heurigers and new rooftop bars (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  8. 8. Spirituality Take care of your soul  Visit the 11am Sunday mass at the Augustiner Kirche Celebrate All Saints Day (November 1) and go to the Zentralfriedhof Get ready for December  Vienna Christmas markets, parties, and bazars  Holiday cards (mail early)  Silvester plans? (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  9. 9. Purpose Decide what you want to do  Building a life (see Living in Vienna)  Family, banks, doctors, being an expat Making a living  Finding paid work that’s still your passion  Aufenthaltstitel Volunteering  American Women’s Association  Women’s Career Network (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  10. 10. Relationships New & Old, Here & There  Get an iPad and a Skype account Find companions and cultivate relationships  Love notes for your loved ones Cafes and the “Vienna Power Breakfast” The English-speaking Vienna community  AWA and Women’s Career Network  News, blogs, websites o Vienna Review Get to know the locals, they want to practice their English (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  11. 11. Intellect & Creativity Expand your cultural horizons  German, German, German!!!!  Sign up  Go to the ÖBV AWA workshops and events (see monthly Highlights) Hear the music history See the art  150th birthday of Klimt Attend the Vienna Film Festival  Viennale, Oct 25–Nov 7 (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  12. 12. Everyday Life Being a world citizen  Register with your embassy Be a good citizen in Vienna and your home country (See AWA’s Living in Vienna)  Voting  Taxes  Banking Start keeping a list for your next visit to your home country Emergency numbers  Hoses (122)  Handcuffs (133)  Wheelchairs (144) (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  13. 13. Your “Wiener Zuckerl”  Photo from http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/zuckerl/Interesting (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
  14. 14. Write down your goals (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
  15. 15. Thank you! QUESTIONS????Contact Vici at vkosterlenhardt@gmail.com Follow the blog: www.lifeinvienna.com Presentation is on SlideShare(c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012  www.lifeinvienna.com
  16. 16. Resources General resources   AWA’s Living in Vienna 25th Anniversary Edition for  Spirituality purchase via the AWA website and office  Augustiner Kirche: www.hochamt.at/  Austrian products: www.austria-onlineshop.com/austria- onlineshop_2_1.html  Vienna Expat Center: www.expat-center.at  Intellect & Creativity  ÖBV Bookstore for German language books Health (A-1010 Wien, Schwarzenbergstraße 5-7)  WeighWatchers in Vienna: www.weightwatchers.at  Viennale: www.viennale.at  Pilates: www.pilateswien.at/en  Vienna Review: www.viennareview.net/  Women’s Fitness: www.femmefitness.at/  Vienna Running Club:  Klimt and art in Vienna: www.wien.gv.at/english/environment- www.travel.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/trave leisure/sports/running-events.html l/45-places-to-go-in-  Hiking in Vienna: 2012.html?pagewanted=all www.wien.gv.at/english/leisure/hiking/index.htm Food  See AWA’s Exploring Austria for more information about wine regions  The Ritz-Carlton rooftop bar: www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Vienna/Dining/A tmosphere/Default.htm (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012