Kristi Fuoco

Writer & Communications Specialist

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Writer, communications specialist, traveler, music aficionado, amateur photographer, nature lover and creative type. Vancouver, Canada.

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Young Germany
09/02/2013
Finding a Job: Teaching English in Germany

So you want to teach English in Germany? Never fear! English teacher and Canadian expatriate Kristi Fuoco is here to take you by the hand and lead you through the steps you will need to take to find and keep a job as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in any German city.

Kristi Fuoco
04/26/2017
Big Little Lies & small, extraordinary truths

I used to watch romantic comedies like they were going out of style. My female friends and I had massive collections of DVDs (okay, okay they started out as VHS) and inevitably 80% of them were romcoms featuring your typical boy-meets-girl, boy and girl hate each other, boy and girl grow to love each other,...

Kristi Fuoco
09/07/2017
Leaving Toronto - top 8 things I'll miss

I've had a lot of beginnings and endings in my life and although the cities and the people have been different, the feelings are always the same. The sweetness of adventure is always lined with the bitter taste of goodbyes. Because the reality is, once we leave a place, it will never be the same...

Young Germany
09/02/2013
Finding a Job: Teaching English in Germany

So you want to teach English in Germany? Never fear! English teacher and Canadian expatriate Kristi Fuoco is here to take you by the hand and lead you through the steps you will need to take to find and keep a job as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in any German city.

Kristi Fuoco
02/26/2017
Toronto - my creative boot camp

"Creativity takes courage." ~Henri Matisse If you'd told me a year ago that I've be living in Toronto and be more creatively stimulated than I've been in years, well, I would have spit my hipster Vancouver coffee out on the spot. Creativity runs deep in my family.

Start Rockin'
01/27/2017
Toronto - top 8 first impressions

"Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward." ~Drew Houston It's been a while since I've put finger to keyboard and shared a piece of my writing with the general public, but, after a bit of a break, I'm back and in...

Start Rockin'
05/25/2016
Climbing and the body image struggle

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~Mahatma Gandhi This may be one of my most personal and scariest posts that I've written yet, but, it's kind of urging me to get it out there. That's one of the weird things about being a writer.

Vancouver Sun
03/11/2015
Climbing in Portugal

"Just breathe Kristi. Breathe." I look down at my surroundings and try to focus on their beauty. I see the sun softly warming the Portuguese countryside, giving it a dry and warm glow, I hear a dog barking off in the distance and I see a crumbling old farmhouse across the valley.

Vancouver Sun
Teaching English in Germany - Top 10 things I learned

Sometimes I think that my students in Germany taught me more than I taught them. Teaching is a funny thing and demands your all. You can't have an off day as a teacher. You are always on, and you have to give intense amounts of energy in every moment.

Vancouver Sun
03/11/2013
Canadian jazz in Hamburg: Jill Barber

"So, I'm going to sing a song for you in French now. They say that French is the language of love and well, you know... German too." For a moment I had no idea how this reserved Northern German audience at the intimate Stage Club in Hamburg would react to this obviously completely false, but sweet sentiment from the lovely Jill Barber, but much to my relief, everyone laughed heartily.

Vancouver Sun
Reverse culture shock - learning how to come home | Vancouver Sun

I think Germany has made me an introvert. I think living in Germany made so aware of every fault and weakness I have and in return took my confidence away. Do I even fit in back home anymore? What did I actually gain from my time abroad other than debt?

Young-germany
12/07/2013
Teacher Feature: Working in Germany

Last week we took you through the steps you will need to take to get a job teaching English. This week we have advice from the front lines. Join us as we talk with Jodi Ellen Stolzenbach, a Hamburg transplant who has been teaching English since 2012.

Young-germany
12/06/2013
Finding a Job: Teaching English in Germany

So you want to teach English in Germany? Never fear! English teacher and Canadian expatriate Kristi Fuoco is here to take you by the hand and lead you through the steps you will need to take to find and keep a job as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in any German city.

Young-germany
12/06/2013
Jobs in Germany: Teaching at an International School

What would it be like to teach children from over forty different countries in one school? For 34-year-old Canadian teacher, Jennifer Roberge-Renaud, this is the biggest joy and the biggest challenge of teaching at an international school in Germany.

Vancouver Sun
Pregnant or just an expat? | Vancouver Sun

As an expat in Germany, sometimes I feel like I'm going a bit crazy. It's like everything in my life is suddenly intensified by about 100 fold. The other day I realized that the food cravings and mood swings I have here are unlike anything I've experienced before.

Experience-germany
Stories

Don't be fooled by the German stereotype for coldness,Germans really are very warm and welcoming once you get to know them! So lately you've been reading all of my blog posts, and you keep finding yourself salivating at photos of beer and pastries and beautiful old crumbly buildings and now you're thinking to yourself, yah, I could do that.

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Kristi's Thrilling Life

Warning - this post contains six years of pent up frustration and most likely a high amount of sarcasm. Ranting will be involved. This post is not for the sensitive soul and might offend. Or you might nod and laugh in agreement. I'm hoping it's the latter.

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