10 Things That Only International Students Understand

10 Things That Only International Students Understand

Jason Bishara

Being an international student is a tough gig, filled with many challenges. Here are 10 things that only International Students will understand:

  • No one can pronounce your name right, and when someone finally does, you’re ecstatic.

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  • You realise that possibly 90% of the people you meet have a completely different understanding and inaccurate picture of your home country. Then you try to set the record straight. Then you give up.

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  • When your family calls you at 3am for a Skype call.

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  • You’ve mastered the time difference and currency conversion, but you still convert everything to ‘real money’ in your mind, before you buy anything.

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  • You enjoy the reactions of your local friends when they hear you talking to your family in your own language.

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  • You couldn’t live without WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype, Viber and iMessage. You also look for any App that allows you to communicate with your family for free.

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  • The excitement when you meet someone else from the same country.

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  • The little happy dance you do when you find a café with reliable WiFi.

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  • When you hear people complaining about 5 hour flights, your reaction is somewhere along the lines of: “That’s it?”

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  • You miss mums cooking. A lot.

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  • Your first day driving in Australia.

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