Make it in Germany Training I Virtual or inperson Training

You are an international Incoming to Germany and are tired of

  • Not getting a job?
  • Having communication challenges with your German colleagues?
  • Are frustrated by the German coldness, directness and unapproachability?
  • Not being recognised by your boss for your hard work?
  • Not making friends with Germans

You want to

  • Build successful work and personal relationships with Germans?
  • Boost your career, because you master the new culture?
  • Feel confident in your interactions in important work and social situations?
  • Finally enjoy life in the new culture?
  • Safe time and lots of money trying to figure all out by yourself?


Since 2003 I have supported thousands of international Expatriates to Germany with Online and Face-to-Face Training.

Intercultural Germany Training – 3M
Camila Cruz Durlacher/Brazil. Safety & Graphics Business – Group Laboratory Head, 3M EMEA.

"I was fortunate to have Dr. Iris Wangemann as my Expat Coach during my transition to Germany. Not only she has a great knowledge of the culture and the work life in Germany and Europe, but she is open and candid and didn’t hesitate to answer any of our questions. We were offered a complete view of what is life here, how to better relate to the local teams and social life, but also offering to advise on how not to lose one's self-identity. I highly recommend her for Intercultural Training."

Intercultural Germany Training
Mayco Tsai - BAYER Taiwan - Intercultural Germany Training

I worked in Berlin for a few months in 2017 and had an opportunity to take an intercultural training with Iris.
Iris was a very good facilitator. She helped understand cultural differences between my home country and Germany by using a lot of scenarios and showing real cases. Furthermore, she guided me on how to explore the powerful cultural values that lead to very visible differences in the way people interact socially and at work.
I was very happy to have Iris and I also recommend my other colleagues to take the training with Iris because it is worth it.

Interkulturelles USA Training
Susannah Havermann - COVESTRO - Interkulturelles USA Training

"Speaking a language and really understanding what another person is saying is always challenging - even more so if you do not share the same cultural background. Iris used playful methods to make us feel and understand this. And then guided us on a way how to overcome these limitations towards a healthy working relationship. A must if you are working in an intercultural team. Thank you Iris."

Interkulturelles USA Training
Jan Flashoff - BAYER - Interkulturelles USA Training

"Very structured, yet allowing for flexible adjustments. Applying different methods that surely help to learn and Keep things in mind in the Long term.
It was a very pleasant Training day!"

Intercultural Germany Training for International Incoming Scientists

“You are a great professional. The training was dynamic and helpful. The conduction was always good and unstressed, especially when the time of activities is near to finish. You are patient and kind. You are an excellent conductor.”
Prof. E. de F.C., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte/Brasil. Intercultural Germany training/Universität Bochum/Welcome Center)

„You are an excellent trainer. You know how to make participants active throughout the day. I really valued that you don´t know only about the German culture, but also about many different other cultures. Keep continuing your training. It is very helpful.“
(Maruf Lutfur from Bangladesh, Doctoral researcher Universität Bochum. Intercultural Germany training. Univ. Bochum/Welcome Center).“

„The training was perfect in any sense. I personally learned a lot about German University education and cultural issues. What I liked about the trainer and her training style: all!“
(Prof. Milan Matijevic, from Serbia. Intercultural Germany Training, Bochum University)

„I am taking home from this training lots of ideas and perspectives and most important: how to put them into practice. I really like Iris´ facilitation style and her straight forward and practical methods. It was always interactive, clear and funny. I really better understand German culture much better now and can put things into practice. Thank you!“
(Dr. Sabrina Intelisano, Italian Philosophy researcher. Intercultural Germany Training, Bochum University)

Intercultural Germany Training
Gefährdeter Türkischer Professor für Ökonomie, Intercultural Germany Training

„I am very much satisfied with the training. Both the trainer and the methods she has utilized were very helpful and super functional. I am particularly impressed by her performance to motivate us for further participation, show our potential and creativity.
I am planning to continue my academic career in Germany. Therefore I am paying so much effort to know, learn about this community. This training is very helpful for my aim. When our International Office offered me this chance, I did not hesitate to do it.“

Intercultural Germany Training
Syrian Scientist at risk

„ I really like the sincere effort to explain the facts and giving enough time to the discussions, and sharing a mutual understanding of cultures specifications. Thank you so much for everything. I came to the training because I want to get maximum knowledge about German culture. To be able to live and work with the Germans in a proper way. To really include into this society.“

Intercultural Germany Training
Syrian Incoming Scientist at risk

„This training was a great chance to better know about the German culture and compare it with our culture and values. It really is a great asset for better communication and cooperation with the German colleagues. I really wish to understand the Germans. This is what made me come to the training. I found it very interesting, how the trainer used her methods. She used pictures, Videos, and group-discussions for every point. The training methods were comprehensive with good theory and very practical for everyday life.“

Intercultural Germany Training
Syrian Incoming Scientist at risk

„This training was a great chance to better know about the German culture and compare it with our culture and values. It really is a great asset for better communication and cooperation with the German colleagues. I really wish to understand the Germans. This is what made me come to the training. I found it very interesting, how the trainer used her methods. She used pictures, Videos, and group-discussions for every point. The training methods were comprehensive with good theory and very practical for everyday life.“

Intercultural Germany Training
Bathnyambuu Dashpurev, Indian Ph.D. student, Marburg University

I am taking home from the training a lot of really important about the general German culture and their way of working. This is most useful for me. Till today I never faced any problems or challenges, as I just arrived. But I´ve learned a lot of good experiences and stories. This will help me to avoid further problems.
I enjoyed the games and sharing experiences very useful for my learning in this course.
And I very much liked the open discussion activities.

Intercultural Germany Training
Stephen Momanyi, Kenyan Ph.D. student, Marburg University

From the training, I am taking home to be more open-minded and to keep asking questions. The main problem the training solved: I had a lot of misunderstanding of the German culture.
I really enjoyed playing games and group tasks. I will adopt both. I enjoyed, that Iris used games and tasks to pass the message.

Intercultural Germany Training
Fakhta Zeib, Ph.D. student, Marburg University

"The training was a very valuable asset for my coming life in Germany. I enjoyed the dice game and email evaluation.
The training solved cultural issues. Integration with Germans and non-Germans too. How to address a senior, how to write emails.
The dice-game light shed the issue of cultural integration and shows how to solve them, by observing others and through inquiring.
Frau Iris was fantastic. She is a very dynamic Trainer and she builds the structure of this workshop very tactfully and intellectually."

Intercultural Germany Training
Mohammed, EgyptianPh.D.D student, Marburg University

"I am taking home a lot of insight knowledge about cultural differences. To put yourself into the shoes of the other, before judging.
Most useful for me were the games and situations –> the practical way of learning.
Iris is very structured and intelligent to deliver different methods and thoughts, organized to keep the Agenda and humble."

Intercultural Germany Training
Lirey, Venezuelan Ph.D. student, Marburg University

"I am taking home acceptance and tolerance and a better understanding of the German culture and myself.
The training helped me to understand the general behavior, rules, individualism and „coldness“ of Germans.
I enjoyed playing and learning through examples and experiences. The lectures and readings. Also to create the posters and use pictures (I love to draw).
About Iris and her training style, I liked: easy communication. Friendly and kind. Creativity and imagination. Excellent Coach!"

Intercultural Germany Training
Alice, Iranian Ph.D. student, Marburg University

"I am taking home from the training: tolerance, acceptance and that we are so much different and yet the same. I understood, that every culture is different. The training solved the following problems I had before: being more rational and less emotional. Trying to understand people´s point of view without pre-judgment and being more empathic. I found the games most useful and taking notes from the longer, more in-depth texts. I will try to be more empathic! I thought Iris as a trainer was AMAZING! I think I am lucky I had the chance to get such professional training. This experience will accompany me forever."

Intercultural Germany Training
Mehrbod, International Student, Universität Siegen

"The training helped me to see people from another perspective. To not judge people based on my background. I found the methods useful: learning by doing it. About Iris and her training style, I liked, that she was on top of content and her awareness about us. Knowledge is something. Delivering it is something else. She was great to deliver her knowledge to us."

Intercultural Germany Training
Temurben Khasanban, International student Uzbekistan, Universität Siegen

"I am taking home more confidence to ask questions. More awareness of perception and avoiding misinterpretations. Information about German Individualism and how to mail. I found the games (easy to remember and to keep in mind) and group works most useful. I enjoyed the techniques to remember the information and the sharing of real-life experiences."

Intercultural Germany Training
Nguyen Thi Ngol, Vietnamese International Student, Siegen University

"I am taking home from the training to ask more questions and be more pro-active. I found the most useful open-minded atmosphere with many different perspectives. And the knowledge about multi-culture. The training solved the problems: Deutsch culture understanding. How to write Emails. I am going to adopt a more direct communication and found the teamwork presentations and games most useful. I liked about iris: supportive, creative, patient, friendly, knowledgable, experienced. The training style: attractive, cool."

Intercultural Germany Training
Zhenmei Shin, Chinese International Student, Siegen University

"Most useful for me was to understand 1) ask doesn´t mean that u are stupid. 2) Culture has a background 3) Tolerance always good. The problems this training solved: My questions about typical German people thinking style. That Individualism is not Egoism. I really enjoyed the group work."

Intercultural Germany Training
Abhikesh, International Student, Siegen University

"For me, it was most useful to see from different personal perspectives. And the German way of thinking. The training solved for me the problems: the issue of asking questions when help is needed. The games and poster presentations were unique and helpful because it is more impactful. I liked how the training was programmed/arranged and the methods involved in it."

Intercultural Germany Training
Aishe, International Student, Siegen University

For me, it was most useful to learn more about the German way of thinking. The training supported me to approach people and ask questions.
I really enjoyed the games and practical examples. About Iris, I liked how she easily explained complicated concepts.