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Doke Pronk-Wahrer, Board member of Internationals Women’s Club Eindhoven:

“The world can be interesting wherever you are as long as you accept that people and cultures are different.”

How was your life before coming to

living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I loved living and

the Netherlands?

working different jobs, studying at a local college

I was born and raised in the North of Germany.

and travelling the country. Needless to say, I had

My urge to travel and live abroad started early

the time of my life. Enjoying independence, meeting

in my teens. After school, I spent a year in the US

amazing people and traveling made me realize how big and wonderful our world is. After moving back home to Germany, studying and starting to work, I kept feeling the desire to live abroad again. I moved to Boston and then Amsterdam where I became fluent in Dutch, and then back to Boston where I met my Dutch husband. We got married and had 3 beautiful children, a daughter and two sons. What do you miss most about your old life? We had a great life in the US with a very international group of friends Our friends became our local family as we spent weekends, vacations and daily life with

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