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What's The Most Mortifying Thing That Happened To You While Studying Abroad?

Horrifying hostel hookups, awkward language barrier issues, and more!

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Anyone who has ever studied abroad knows that it is pretty much the best year (or semester) of your entire existence.

You meet tons of amazing new people, learn about a whole new culture, and come to understand your ~place~ in the world better than you ever have before.

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But let's be real: Planting yourself in an entirely new setting — one where it's likely legal for you to drink — is also a recipe for embarrassing encounters of all kinds.

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Like, perhaps you got so drunk at your hostel in Prague that you threw up all over the floor of your room — that you were sharing with seven other people.

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Cocktail fail.

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Or maybe you thought you were telling your Spanish host mom that you like tacos, but really, you were actually saying you like "cuss words." Fucking language barriers.

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Or perhaps you stepped on a pile of paper in your host family's home in India, without realizing doing so is disrespectful there — and you felt really embarrassed.

So tell us: What's your most mortifying study abroad moment?

Whether it's a language barrier issue, a cultural misunderstanding, a hostel horror story, or whatever else, we want to hear about it.
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Whether it's a language barrier issue, a cultural misunderstanding, a hostel horror story, or whatever else, we want to hear about it.

Leave your answer in the comments below, and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.

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