“It’s pretty scary putting yourself out there…”. Anyone who has attended a meet-up, networking event or social group event has probably felt a tinge of anxiety about walking into a room full of strangers with the weight of expectation on them and about meeting people.

So, how do you go about finding the right community and the right friends for you in your new home?

Sam Govender is a former chapter leader for the Girl Gone International Stockholm group and has years of experience organising events and mixers for international women to meet fellow international women in their new homes. Kat and I put to Sam that very question, how do you make friends in a new country when you’re trying to find your village?

GGI is undoubtedly one of the best resources for women travelling either by themselves or starting out with family in a new country. They have chapters all over the world.