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ilPinguino305671dI suppose you won't get far with Dutch here :). Learning German will definitely be helpful - most people do speak English quite well, but you never know.
Other than that... where are you from?
Some generic advice:
The beer's quite strong, so drink slow.
You can get into trouble even for very small amounts of weed, so don't have any with you (basically, even fractions of a gram. Even one joint can get you into court, though usually not to prison).
Don't bring your gun if you have one. There recently was an American on the airport who didn't know that and got arrested.
It's illegal to openly carry items that look like guns (Airsoft, toy guns, etc.).
Some people are quite paranoid about coders in public places, you may end up having the police ask you what you're doing.
Also, remember to drive on the right side of the road and, in general, 10 km/h over the limit. Only tourists and stoners do the speed limit.
heyheni1588271dCongratulations how did you find this fortunate offer? 🙂
The average developer salery in Germany is 59'800 Euro per year or €5000/m. In comparison the general median income in germany is €1772 a month.
Since you're an intern you'll likely get paid by minimum wage. That's 8 euros an hour. Since Munich is the most expensive city in Germany you should get more. So something like 1650 euros a month seems reasonable.
And yes if you accept, learn some german for ordering beer and thank you and so on. Maybe visit a goethe institute.
also after six months you should ask if you can stay and absolve a Berufslehre (Apprenticeship).
@heyheni I'm not sure if I'll be interning or will be employee.
My client told me that he'll use the way which is easier for them to get me there...
How did I manage to get this? We are working together on various projects for last 2 years so we already have kind of good bonding and he is already aware of my skills...
Redders109671d@oztek if you'll be doing work that will end up in production, you won't really be an intern, so I guess the possibilities are contractor or employee.
You should probably earn closer to the median income, but if you're being provided with housing and other facilities, that would need accounting for.
heyheni1588271d@oztek cool! 👍
If you consider it. Go talk to your mother she should teach you how to cook some of your favourite food. There are indian restaurants in munich but they're expensive. So homesickness could get expensive.
Also it would be a great way to win friends by inviting them to cook at your place.
also a great way to make your friends and family envy you is to visit the swiss alps where many bollywood movies are shoot. It takes about 3-4 hours by bus and about 20 euros by flixbus.de 😄
Fast-Nop1276771dDutch is only spoken in the Netherlands while German is spoken in Germany (d'oh), Austria and parts of Switzerland. A German speaker cannot even understand Dutch without learning it.
German has dialects. Most courses offer "standard German", but that is only spoken as such in Northern Germany. In Munich, the Bavarian dialect is spoken, and it will be hard for a non-native speaker to understand. Also, German is quite a bitch to learn as foreign language.
English is widespread in tech, but not so much elsewhere beyond very basic communication.
The hint with weed was correct, and especially the federal state Bavaria (Munich being its capital city) is very strict on any illegal substance.
Never use public transport without ticket, it's a (small) criminal offence in Germany, not only a minor breach. You'll be fined 60 EUR and be reported to the police.
alexThunder6371d8/hour is way too little. I just started after a 1 year internship and get 3600/month (before taxes) in hamburg. I am getting a lot for a fresh employee, as I killed it during internship, but you should get around that too considering your 2 years experience. Check websites for salaries in Munich 😉. And don't be afraid to throw a big amount, germans are used to negociating.
-xlf14571dOn the topic of dialect: I've lived in Munich my whole life and almost never hear someone speak Bavarian, also a majority here can't speak Bavarian, thus you won't really need it. Might be different for some of the older neighborhoods (e.g. Lehel, I guess) though.
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