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Discrimination against Romanians - Myth or Truth?

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    Hello everyone!
    I have a question that wondered in my head for a while now, and I hope I won't offend anyone by asking it
    I'm thinking about studying in UK next year and as the Title says I'm interested to see if the stories I heard were real, to put it simple, is there any kind of prejudicial treatment when it comes to Romanians studying in the UK?
    Please give your honest answers
    Thank you

    Never had experience with Romanian students per se but the area where I live we have some Romanian immigrants who have come for work. Haven't heard of discrimination against them but it could be because we have a lot of immigrant communities here as well.

    To be honest, the most problem types can be the Romanian/Gypsy people who seem to do only begging in London and touristy places. They are quite visible and known to harass tourists quite a bit. They are more of an annoyance than anything because they seem professional.

    Don't worry, the UK is the one of the most tolerant place on Earth. There are far more good people than bad and you should be fine. Where are you going to study?
    • Thread Starter

    Well I was thinking either Liverpool or Stanford
    Oh I understand, well the thing that annoys me the most is that most people(and again I do not want to offend anyone) don't make the difference between a Romanian and a Romanian gypsy. If they hear you are from Romania they automaticly assume that you're a gipsy. I have a friend in the UK who works as a bartender and he told me about this one guy who asked him where he was from and when he told the guy he's from Romania the guy said " You can't be from Romania, you don't have dark skin and dark hair, you must be either German or Russian judging by your accent"

    Do you happen to know anything about the discrimination in the USA? What I mean is do you think USA is a better place to study as a foreing than UK?
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