Take Kansas native Chelsey Funk for instance, who fell in love with Germany after moving to Hannover in 2006 to work as an au pair. Recently she switched to kindergarten teaching, and is now based in Potsdam in Brandenburg.
Or check out Londoner James Hobson, the director of software development at the Berlin offices of dmc, a digital media consultancy firm. He heads an international team of software developers, busy working on building e-commerce solutions.
A self-proclaimed "European citizen", French national Sassi first encountered German culture during a university exchange year. Convinced that Germany was the place for her, she decided to make the move a year ago. Since then she has been living in Munich and working in the communications department of EADS.