I think everyone commenting on this is being extraordinarily rude to international students. You go to a country you’ve never been to, alone, potentially speaking a COMPLETELY different language for a year. Then bitch about how “stupid Americans are”. We have to learn all of your cultural norms that you’ve spent the last few decades learning in a matter of weeks just to GET BY. And the school systems are different and the things you learn are different and you start to miss things that remind you of home.
Yes. Peanut butter is important to someone that is going through culture shock because it is familiar. I would love to see a European student study abroad outside of Europe and see if they don’t complain once for a year.
These comments are extremely prejudice and unjustified.