Hello, lovely humans! My name is Tina, aka theberlinbabe. I’m a young professional, with a passion for fitness, mental health awareness, love, and spirituality.
I decided to move abroad and teach business English to pave the way for my international business career. I taught English to professionals working within the Engineering, Marketing, Real Estate, and a handful of other fields.
Theberlinbabe is my way of sharing my global travel experiences, try to make the world a better place, and write about topics I love.
Where it all started:
I like to believe that I have a more complex background than most, and here’s why.
I was born in Cario, Egpyt, but my family is originally from South Sudan. When I was two years old, my family moved from Africa to the United States. We’ve lived in California, Iowa, and my personal favorite MINNESOTA! Throughout my adult life, I questioned where my passion for international affairs and different cultures came from – now I believe it derived from my international background and immersion within vastly diverse environments.
By the time my junior year of college came around, all I could think about was studying abroad. I was somewhat apprehensive about being gone for an extended amount of time, so I picked a month-long summer trip to Paris, Strasbourg, and Berlin. I minored in French, so the thought of going to Paris was a dream come true. Little did I know at the time, I would fall in love with Berlin and end up living here.
I took this photo myself. How amazing.
After my trip abroad, I returned to Minneapolis, and a year later I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business with a minor in French. I knew I wanted to go abroad again, I just didn’t know how to make it a reality. I talked to an advisor and the best option at the time was to continue my education with a masters program. I did my research, planned my move, and was set on traveling to Heidelburg, Germany in July of 2015. Unfortunately, my plan didn’t work out because of various reasons. I was quite bummed but decided the corporate life would be best for me. Capella University is where I ended up working as an Enrollment Support Representative. I was there for about a year and saved up enough money to move to Berlin. I had an incredible support system including my boyfriend at the time, close friends, and brother Ringo. If you want to read more about to transition to Berlin, click here.