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GGI Club: Homegoing, a Novel by Yaa Gyasi

GGI Club: Homegoing, a Novel by Yaa Gyasi

I’m in awe of this nove, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi! Gyasi speaks so poignantly; history (and often herstory) is very much just a retelling of one’s story; the quote above is the core of the novel. Yet, there is more to that story, which is carefully demonstrated in this...

10 Tips to Help You Make Friends Abroad

10 Tips to Help You Make Friends Abroad

Making friends abroad can be intimidating in the best of times. Fortunately Jess and Rachel have experienced all the highs and lows of living abroad - after moving to Beijing and Paris respectively - and now they're ready to share their top friend-making tips with...

All About GGI WeChat groups!

All About GGI WeChat groups!

WeChat groups are how GGI communities are built and nurtured in China. From our events to your daily needs! We don't use facebook or WhatsApp but WeChat, China's super app! It is a bit of a closed ecosystem but scan our QR code at the bottom of this article within...

The Best Coffee Shops in Shanghai to Cozy Up With a Book

The Best Coffee Shops in Shanghai to Cozy Up With a Book

The Cafe Life Finding a reading spot where the staff and space are welcoming can be a daunting task in a city like Shanghai. But there is hope! Many GGI Members in Shanghai are avid readers, and we have put together our personal guide for the best coffee shops in...

5 Amazing Communities for Women Living in Shanghai

5 Amazing Communities for Women Living in Shanghai

1) LesQueers (LQ) This community is dedicated to Shanghai’s LGBTIQ community. LQ focuses on empowering the LGBTIQ community through events and their soon to be released App. LQ also has begun doing diversity and inclusion trainings for businesses and organizations...

All About Skincare in China!

All About Skincare in China!

Let’s face it, being a new arrival in China and trying to fine the right skincare products can be hard! But we're here to help. Chinese winters brings deliver a plethora of obstacles, from the harsh, cold, polluted air outside to the dry heater air inside. So to...

Shanghai Living – Books, Music and Getting lost

Shanghai Living – Books, Music and Getting lost

Rebecca Macoskey, American, 27, lives in Shanghai, China How in the world did you end up in Shanghai? Accepted a teaching position at HongQiao International School right out of college and have been here since! What was your first impression in this city compared to...

5 Questions with Latin Electropop Singer Javiera Mena

5 Questions with Latin Electropop Singer Javiera Mena

Chilean Indie Star Javiera Mena is one of the most important singers on the Spanish-speaking electropop scene. Javiera who is the first openly lesbian artist from Latinamerica to play Coachella, brought her unique retro sound to Shanghai and we managed to grab a chat...

Say Hello to The Women Responsible For GGI China!

Say Hello to The Women Responsible For GGI China!

Michelle Ibarra – GGI Asia & Oceania Regional Manager Work? Graphic design small business owner, Teacher, Project Manager, Podcaster Why China? Work, travel, Asia is the best. After living and working in Argentina, S.Korea, Spain, and Holland I wanted a new...

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Hanoi

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Hanoi

Alexa Vasquez ended up living abroad for a while in Hanoi, Vietnam. I am a Girl Gone International because... I have always had the curiosity to see what is out there, outside of what I knew. I have been living abroad for 3 years now in three different countries and...

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Norway

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Norway

Antonia Peiris is a citizen of the world now living in Bergen, Norway. I am a Girl Gone International because... I was born in Norway (my parents are Sri Lankan), raised in UK, and have lived in Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Sri Lanka. I love travelling, meeting new...

Roller Derby in China? Just AskThe Shang-High Rollers

Roller Derby in China? Just AskThe Shang-High Rollers

What is roller derby? “It’s a full contact sport with both offense and defense, all played on skates.” - No-Pants Pixie “Learning confidence one fall at a time.” - Ivana Hurtya “A bunch of badass women kicking butt on roller skates.” - Southern Belladonna Lauryn Kill...

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Cleveland, USA

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Cleveland, USA

Shirley Yeh is living abroad in Cleveland (USA). I am a Girl Gone International because... I am a dedicated and focused individual who is committed to traveling the world and making great memories with others around the globe. I was born and raised in Ohio but spent...

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Shanghai

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Shanghai

Zoe Seiter Is Living Abroad in Shanghai I am a Girl Gone International because... I seek understanding of what it is to be human by living in different cultures. In the words of Paul Simon, “it was the myth of fingerprints, I’ve seen them all and man they’re all the...

Queen Diamond is Shanghai’s Queen of Twerk

Queen Diamond is Shanghai’s Queen of Twerk

Meet Sedia Bonsu, or Queen Diamond as she’s widely known. She’s currently a teacher by day and a serious twerker in her free time. She has been in Shanghai for almost 2 years and is from Virginia, USA. She’s always loved dancing and twerking was always a normal part...

Advice for Newbies Living in Shanghai

Advice for Newbies Living in Shanghai

Jessica Claire Martinelli has some advice for anyone planning on living in Shanghai. Listen up! I am a Girl Gone International because… I have been living in a completely different country for three years, and I support myself and the ones around me. I have travelled...

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Berlin

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Berlin

Violet Sanchez spills the beans about what it's like living abroad in Berlin. I am a Girl Gone International because... After I left Australia to spend one year living abroad in Germany, I discovered a place in which I felt more at home and more myself than I ever had...