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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    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.

    Mimochodem, koukám, že jsi ze slovenska, tak kdyžtak PM, když budeš mít chuť pokecat s někým z čech
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    well i suppose looking at places like LSE where there's massively increased competition for places thanks to international students being preferred because of their higher fee rates, i can see why some people would be slightly bitter
    but that would just be disliking the concept of international students as a whole

    i can't really see a reason for someone disliking an international student purely based on their nationality etc, unless they were slightly sheltered/racist?
    the worst i can imagine is finding it had to get along with them because of culture clashes and language barriers, as someone mentioned earlier
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    (Original post by BeritV)
    Mimochodem, koukám, že jsi ze slovenska, tak kdyžtak PM, když budeš mít chuť pokecat s někým z čech
    I will send you a PM tomorrow, thank you for the offer. I really need to go to sleep, right now. :woo:
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    (Original post by Wilson90)
    I have seen that some international students make friends with their own ethnicity and do not even make an effort with UK students.
    Yes and all this does is give the impression that the international students want to be regarded as 'customers'. They've paid their money (or hopefully will) and they're there to be provided with British education - but don't care about the people that they happen to be studying with.
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    (Original post by Krakatoa)
    p.s I see you are from Slovakia, I went Bratislava last decemeber. Mate I love your country.
    I live in Bratislava, I am glad to hear that.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    I will send you a PM tomorrow, thank you for the offer. I really need to go to sleep, right now. :woo:

    you definitely should, it's quite late in Slovakia now, isn't it? )) Take care and definitely PM me :-)
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    from Central Europe
    If you're from the EU not really an international student anyway. Home fees afterall and no student visa

    I lived in halls with lots of students from all over the world. It was pretty cool, especially when the Japanese girls made us all Sushi.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    I live in Bratislava, I am glad to hear that.
    Do you know of the Hotel Kyjev, the big block of eastern bloc concrete by the Tesco just outside of the old town bit? That is where I stayed, such a good weekend.

    Dunno why you would ever want to leave there, there is no Zlaty-Bazant over here:eek:
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    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.
    I'd agree with that. The European/American students are usually OK, but the Chinese ones when I went to uni tended to keep very much apart.
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    The only thing that I dislike about international students is the way in which they tend to group together. Obviously at first this is understandable - new country, new environment etc - I would probably do the same, but after the first few weeks it comes across as very anti social.
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    Good looking international students have a good time at British universities. Their international-ness gives them an extra unique selling point.

    The chisel jawed South African rugby player, and the 5ft 11 leggy Lithuanian girl on my course, seemed to be very well accepted by their peers.

    People from cultures like China/Japan or Islamic cultures tend to stick to themselves because a lot of British students irritate them, they don't want to go round drinking alcohol, fighting and vomiting in the street. So it's convenient for both parties to keep a distance. I wouldn't say the British students 'dislike' international students though.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    Grow some balls for **** sake. :facepalm2:
    being a disgusting lech=/=balls

    not that all turkish men are like that. haven't met them all.
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    I've no problem with them - I have international students as friends but there are some cases when you live with them and they speak in their own language between each other and so stop any possible friendship with British students - I've experienced that and it's not nice.
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    Depends on the person. In my experience we have a really friendly Italian student who's part of our group. Similarly on our floor we have a Russian girl who doesn't speak to us and prefers to hang around with her own Russian friends. It's just who you encounter. Everyone has the ability to be rude.
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    No only the nigerian ones
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    Only one got on my nerves, he just didn't wanna be a housemate at all and made the place a tangy smelly mess on the ground floor.
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    I tend to find foreign students/people in general much more interesting then most British people. The fact that you have been willing to jump into a completely different culture/country definitely qualifies you as open minded and interesting in my book.
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    I treat them all on a case by case basis. I've lived with a load last year, and none them was able to perform basic hygeine or cleanliness (I can understand why the Athletes Village in Dehli is such a mess) and basically turned the flat into an internationals ghetto, so they pissed me off. My flat absolutely stunk for the whole year.

    This year with some other PhD students, and three of them are "internationals" and they are all pretty decent and we all socialise, so they are pretty sound.
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    i don't want to get bullied! :zomg:
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    I'm Chinese, but I've lived here since I was 7 and I have British citizenship. I've never judged anyone based on anything other than their character and I'd expect others to do the same for me. Stereotypes about Chinese guys are probably amongst the worst :L yet I have a really wide circle of friends, amongst the widest I know. Most people are genuinely good people. Trust them and they'll trust you!
 
 
 
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