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    15 Moments Only International Students Have Experienced

    From the endless long-haul flights to the dismal homesickness, we've experienced it all.

    1. Feeling jealous of the local students whose parents drive them to college on move-in days *AND* help them unpack.

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    2. Worrying over whether the local students will be able to understand your accent.

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    3. Confusing your body because of the massive food portions offered in other countries.

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    4. Having to schedule calls with your family because everyone’s in completely different time zones.

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    5. Feeling like you’re in the spotlight when your country’s name comes up.

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    6. And when that DOES happen, you’re left dispelling the stereotypes people have about you and your country.

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    7. Feeling homesick when you’re not with your family on traditional holidays.

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    8. Feeling the that pride kick in when your professor *FINALLY* gets your name right.

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    9. Converting every price to your home currency to understand how expensive things really are.

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    10. Crying with happiness when you finally meet someone from your home country.

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    11. Getting told off by professors for using the English spelling rather than the American spelling

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    12. Not being able to keep up with the local slang or the cultural jokes, but you laugh awkwardly pretending that you do.

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    13. Thinking you found the perfect internship but getting disappointed when you read it's only applicable for permanent citizens...

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    14. ...and for a brief moment you consider marrying one of your local friends for those citizenship benefits.

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    15. But at the end of it, you still have your international buddies who can relate to the struggle, and you’re grateful for them!

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