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    The name of the topic summarises the question well – do like them, remain neutral or dislike them?

    Let us use a general example of an international student – Caucasian male from Central Europe, upper middle class family background, paying for the study, with an intention to assimilate (act as a British as much as possible) and participate in favour of the country and its natural citizens.

    I have been told that British students generally dislike others from outside the UK, which is understandable, but as I would like to be one of those others, I would rather welcome a neutral, maybe even positive approach, to be honest.

    If you do not want to present your opinions, at least vote in the anonymous poll, please.

    Thank you in advance for the input, may you have a nice day.
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    I think the only reason people sometimes dislike international students is when they form a group with other people from their country and don't attempt to interact with anyone else. So if you're not going to do that then I don't see why people would care.
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    As long as you're willing to join in, I don't see why it would matter.
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    It's the other way around lol. Internationals tend not to like us.

    Personally I'm not going to care whether you're home or international. If I get on with you, that's the end of the matter.
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    Only those of us who are in the KKKSoc. :yep: We have Friday pub socials, and every term we hold a fancy dress lynching party. It's all good, clean fun really. PM me for an invite!
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    Advantage of international students : They pay more in fees, helping the income of universities. Some like the integration of cultures.

    Disadvantage of international students : They take places that could have been given to British students. They sometimes give the aura of not wanting to mingle with British students. That seems akin to entering a new fish entering a fish tank and studiously ignoring the native fish. No-one can be sure how the qualifications that gained them entry compare to British students. Due to them paying higher fees, there may be a suspicion that they don't need to have nearly as high grades.

    My experience of international students is that they are stuck up and they get a boyfriend or girlfriend and only stick with them. They must have a certain amount of bullishness in the first place to move abroad to study but there's no need to continue that once they're here.
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    Tbh you're gonna get bullied. Don't bother coming
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    To be honest, I am an international student, have lived in UK for a year now - and never ever was met with any kind of hatred or negative attitudes from British people.
    So I don't think they are very resentful against us
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    woops oh **** haha i meant to say i like them... but aye its cool getting to learn about them and stuff
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    Only the retarded racist bigots don't. But they're quite rare, so no need to worry.
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    as long as you're willing to socialise...
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    We don't like outsiders *shifty eyes*
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    Well the Asians often tend to stick to themselves and never socialise with the others. Also lots of international students sit in their rooms all day and work, never join in. If you act like a normal student, go out, get involved with stuff then there's no problem.
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    I don't mind them, but it gets annoying when they stay in there social groups and don't integrate into society, it's almost on a weekly basis on TSR where you hear a horror story of how someone has been put in a flat with all Chinese who speak in their own language and don't talk to the only British in the flat. Likewise, if you're the only international in a flat don't be introverted and stay in your room all year, just interact.
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    I did not want to be grovelling in the first post, but I certainly like the British. I am constantly working on learning your culture to fit in and it would be a great pleasure to interact with you while studying and possibly afterwards.

    I am glad that the majority of the responses are positive.
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    I think the British students don't like it when you don't interact with the British and just stick with the students from your own country. So, if I were you, I'd try to be friends to the British and they should hopefully appreciate the effort.
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    People who didn't get into the uni they wanted often dislike international students, they like to blame their inadequacies on them 'taking their places'.

    International students can be as fun as any other but then if they're planning to go back home after their degree it's a little bit sad being their friend, knowing they'll be off for good soon.
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    No, I love international students, particularly the good looking ones... :sexface:
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    I have seen that some international students make friends with their own ethnicity and do not even make an effort with UK students.
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    It is not that they disliked, just a lot of internationals tend to stick with their own and be very clicky (which tbf is the case with any group in any foreign land in most of history). Also, although they tend to be very nice, not speaking english as their first language means they don't always get the humour, and will not get dry wit and sarcasm, and what not.
    If I shared a house or flat with an international at uni I would just be as nice to them as I would any British person, and think it is safe to say that is the case with the majority of people.


    p.s I see you are from Slovakia, I went Bratislava last decemeber. Mate I love your country.
 
 
 
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