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Moving Abroad Do’s and Don’ts

Moving Abroad Do’s and Don’ts

Moving abroad is a wonderful experience. There is something exhilarating about packing up your life and starting a new journey in a place that’s different from where you grew up. Whether you’re looking for a fresh start or an opportunity to explore a new corner of the...

How Americans Can Vote From Abroad in the USA Elections

How Americans Can Vote From Abroad in the USA Elections

As an absentee voting veteran now living outside the U.S.A., I’ve decided it is my patriotic duty to share with our readers just how to vote from abroad. But first, a story... The second time I was able to vote in an United States election was way back in 2004. Bush,...

8 Tips for Female Solo Travel

8 Tips for Female Solo Travel

Solo travel is often credited for being the catalyst for many GGI's decision to move abroad. But whether you intend to stay overseas long-term or are just looking to escape your daily routine for a while, when you go at it alone you need to be prepared for some...

How to Survive Your Partner’s Move Abroad

How to Survive Your Partner’s Move Abroad

Generally speaking, when one half a couple lands a job that will require them to move abroad, they need to think about their partner's well-being before 'yes'. As work opportunities in today’s global village takes employees and adventure-seekers further and further...

ICE Says Student Visa Holders Have to Leave the United States

ICE Says Student Visa Holders Have to Leave the United States

Update: On July 14, 2020 the Trump administration rescinded its decision to force student visa holders to leave the U.S. if not enrolled in in-person classes. For more information, read this article from The New York Times. People emigrate and immigrate to new...

How to Overcome the Moving Abroad Blues

How to Overcome the Moving Abroad Blues

Growth is more than simply reaching traditional milestones and living the life others want for us. Moving abroad means you reach that conclusion way ahead of your peers who've decided to follow more traditional routes. Give yourself some credit as you are on an...

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Brussels

GGI Confessions: Living Abroad in Brussels

Els Queekers is living abroad in Brussels I am a Girl Gone International because... I have an urge to discover unique places, meet different cultures and turn strangers into friends. Being a GGI has made me realise how much empowerment you can get from others -...

When Your Job Wants You to Make an Overseas Move

When Your Job Wants You to Make an Overseas Move

Christina Ege's job was the reason for her overseas move to Shanghai. What inspired you to make the move to China? I met my boyfriend while I was traveling in America, and he wanted to move to China for business opportunities. So I guess you can say I moved here for...

The Good and The Bad About Living in Shanghai

The Good and The Bad About Living in Shanghai

Saira Shahzad in Shanghai   I am a Girl Gone International because… I was always meant to be international. After university I always knew I was going to move abroad and my great fortune bought me to the wonderful city of Shanghai. I’m part of GGI, as you are...

What It’s Like to Move to China

What It’s Like to Move to China

Shanel Frances Leonard tells us all about her move to China. I am a Girl Gone International because… I love anything that empowers women and I love how many women are taking on the world in conventional and non-conventional ways. What inspired you to make the move to...

Living Abroad Is Good for the Soul

Living Abroad Is Good for the Soul

Kristi Fuoco reflects on her decision to live life abroad Was I born with adventure in my heart and soul or did I learn it? Did I get it from my parents who met as two adventurous twenty somethings in a youth hostel in the Swiss Alps? Did it happen the first time they...

7 Ways To Create an Even Happier Life Overseas

7 Ways To Create an Even Happier Life Overseas

A guide to actively participating in creating and living an even happier international life. Thinking negatively all the time is exhausting and you will drive yourself down. Living overseas and in challenging environments means you have to pay even more attention to...

My Life Abroad in Shanghai

My Life Abroad in Shanghai

Michelle Ibarra tells us about her life as a GGI abroad in Shanghai I am a Girl Gone International because... I am curious and observant. Walking around new towns energizes me and I love checking the nooks and crannies of them and trying to experience a city from a...