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    I go to a business school abroad. I have made some friends but only among the international crowd - I find it hard to make friends with the girls who are from here. My old school was very posh with basically all the children of the country's richest people. I am a west end girl and I suppose I have that look since I spend on clothes, but I don't think I am 'flashy' or anything like that. My style is more subtle, I wear ballerinas, a burberry trench, tight black pants, pearl earrings etc. Most of the people from my new school are quite well off - the girls I manage to talk to always point it out. "You know there are so many people with money here". I feel like they may look at me a little differently.I am a little shy, but I am used to being able to get in contact with people anyway. I'm not looking to change my style to fit it, but are your experiences that the 'codes' for what people look like vary from country to country?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi there
    I go to a business school abroad. I have made some friends but only among the international crowd - I find it hard to make friends with the girls who are from here. My old school was very posh with basically all the children of the country's richest people. I am a west end girl and I suppose I have that look since I spend on clothes, but I don't think I am 'flashy' or anything like that. My style is more subtle, I wear ballerinas, a burberry trench, tight black pants, pearl earrings etc. Most of the people from my new school are quite well off - the girls I manage to talk to always point it out. "You know there are so many people with money here". I feel like they may look at me a little differently.I am a little shy, but I am used to being able to get in contact with people anyway. I'm not looking to change my style to fit it, but are your experiences that the 'codes' for what people look like vary from country to country?
    I know it is cliched but be yourself. Everyones different, no point trying to fit into a mainstream ideal.
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    Don't change your style to fit in with people. Chances are you wouldn't find them to be great friends anyway. True friends will be the ones that accept you for how you are now, maybe you just havn't found them yet. x
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    that must be quite hard going international, i'd love too but not sure i'm brave enough!

    do you speak the language well? that might be a slight barrier too. i don't think it's to do with how much cash you've got, it's not your fault your parents are privelidged, it's the way you act about it that matters, and you sound very level headed. you'll always get people with chips on their shoulders so i'd ignore those people, but i don't think people mind how you dress etc.

    where are you from and where are you studying?
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    I'm sort of in the same situation, but reverse. - I go to Oxford and I'm just a normal guy with parents with normal jobs. I would never try to act or dress to fit in. Many people believe I'm below them, but that's not my fault, that's there's with their ignorance.
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    What school did you go to?
 
 
 
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