GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 92

It’s not just you... GGI Community Managers share their experiences with misadventures, misunderstandings and mistakes while making a home abroad! While we do our best to research life and living in a new country, there’s only so much preparation you can do. Not all lessons can be learned from articles and books. Some lessons have to be learned the hard and often embarrassing way. Rest assured, however, it’s not just you. Making a home abroad is not easy. There are many common mistakes made by GGIs the world over often relating to different cultural norms, languages, and etiquette. To ease your pain and red faces, some GGI community managers have shared some of their misadventures, misunderstandings and mistakes made whilst in the process of making their home abroad.