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First impressions as an exchange student

The first impression upon arrival to your new country will always be very special. However, the feelings will vary greatly from person-to-person. Many people feel incredible joy and excitement but there are others who start crying in fear and wondering “What have I done?”.

What was your first impression in your new country?

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Say goodbye

You will be happy to go home and see your friends and family again, but at the same time you will feel so sad leaving your new friends.

Culture shock

Culture shock is very common amongst exchange students. You need to be aware that some things are going to be really different from what you are used to in your home country. You will need to accept this.

Meet friends

Don’t be scared of calling people if they want to hang out. It is just a way to make them feel interested as well and almost every time they will help you get into the friendship-gangs.

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