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13 Things People Who Have Lived Abroad Know To Be True

There are some things you can't learn in school. So join the Peace Corps, and see where life takes you!

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3. You're great at explaining where you come from to the people you meet.

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Just think big buildings full of tiny, overpriced apartments; people who text while walking really fast; and pizza places that stay open until 3 a.m!

4. And you people-watch like a pro.

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There's no better way to familiarize yourself with a different culture than through simple observation. And you never know what special moment you may witness. :)

7. You enjoy your own company.

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When you don't have your best friends and family around you 24/7, you learn to make your own fun...and take comfort in it.

8. You see food as an opportunity to be adventurous.

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Yep, you've once seen what's now in your dish crawling up a glass water tank at a zoo. Bottoms up!

9. Being able to laugh at yourself is key.

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It makes it easier to step out of your comfort zone (and into a mysterious new zone full of possibilities!).

13. And above all, you know there's nothing like immersing yourself in a culture entirely different than your own.

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You only hope that you've enriched people's lives as much as they've enriched yours.

There's nothing quite like it! Join the Peace Corps today, and start your journey.

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