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10 GIFs that capture the essence of living abroad

 

Your first Friday night out:

 

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Trying to order off the menu at an authentic local restaurant:

 

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Riding up the elevator the first day of your internship:

 

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When someone starts speaking to you and your friend in a language you don’t understand:

 

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Getting lost for the first time and not remembering the words to ask for help:

 

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When your local friend patiently corrects your vocabulary:

 

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People watching is so entertaining you turn into this guy:

 

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Playing it cool on the metro:

 

Expectation:

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Reality:

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Realizing that living abroad is way better than what your friends are up to:

 

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When your parents ask you if you’re ready to come back home:

 

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Photos and blog by Elizabeth Trovall

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