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27 Struggles Every International Student At An American College Knows Too Well

I-94, I-20, F1, J1, OPT, H1B. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHEN WILL IT END?

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4. Converting everything from American dollars to your home currency, and feeling abysmally poor or dangerously rich, depending on where you're from.

6. Figuring out which ID to carry with you when you go out.

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At some point, you'll find yourself at a club with your passport in your back pocket, certain it's going to fall out and get you deported.

8. Having random gaps in your pop culture knowledge, and resorting to the smile-and-nod tactic to pretend you know what's being talked about.

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Yes, I heard "Ignition (Remix)" for the first time this year. No, I haven't seen every Mary-Kate and Ashley movie. Who the hell is Cousin Skeeter?

15. And maniacally scrambling to the international students' office to get all of it signed in time.

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No matter where you went to school, chances are this building was located literally AS inconveniently as possible.

22. Figuring out what the holidays mean and how you should be responding to them.

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Fourth of July, Columbus Day, Presidents Day, MLK Day, etc., etc., etc. JUST TELL ME WHEN I CAN STAY HOME PLEASE.

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