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slimlad
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hey evry1

i came to U.K 2 years ago. at that time i was excited about studing abroad, having friends from diffrent backgrounds, enjoying uni life...etc. but it seems like non of that is happening. most of my friends are the same nationality of mine "like if am doing my degree at my home country", i cant change my daily routine although i got enough spare time. i ended up coming back from uni every day and spend the rest of the day watching t.v and sailing the internet . beside i dont have a definded hobby or something like it.

any one with ideas how to change that? i feel like a dead man
by the way im from a middle east country in case anyone woners.
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Take up a new hobby! Stand for an election or something.
Join a society - excellent way to meet a whole new host of people who will in turn introduce you to all their friends = more stuff to do!
What course are you doing? You in halls/flats?
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Take up a new hobby! Stand for an election or something.
Join a society - excellent way to meet a whole new host of people who will in turn introduce you to all their friends = more stuff to do!
What course are you doing? You in halls/flats?
accounting, flat
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At my uni internatinal students tend to keep to their own as well. They give the impression they prefer it that way so I suppose maybe people think you'll be the same. Oh and join a society - seriously, it's the best thing you can do to make friends and all my best friends from uni I've met through societies.
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go to the pub and talk to random people.
Start up a conversation in a lecture/seminar with other students about the work you are doing. Even if it means pretending you don't understand a certain bit. (I have done this recently, it works.)
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(Original post by Luize)
go to the pub and talk to random people.
Start up a conversation in a lecture/seminar with other students about the work you are doing. Even if it means pretending you don't understand a certain bit. (I have done this recently, it works.)
i would try to pretend that i dont understand, it needs some practice tho
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If you find you are on the opposite scale, find someone that seems to understand it as well. Suggest that you think this stuff is too easy...see if they are doing extra reading, ask what books etc.
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life is what you make it... join a gym, join a dance class, take up muay thai... meet people.

Being a student is only good in the respect it gives you an ideal situation to meet people, you still have to find your balls and talk to them.
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you still have to find your balls and talk to them.

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it means you have to be brave and talk to people instead of finding excuses not to.
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thanx for those who replied...more replies will be great
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Is there a reason why you only made friends the same nationality as you, i.e. ideology etc.?? If not ideology I don't see a reason why cannot simply join different conversations and make at least one friend, then the net will widen. As far as hobbies etc. are concecrned, well join the club of those who don't have any normal ones!! My latest one is dreaming about when I will enter Investment Banking or investment Managment sometime in the future (hopefully). lol!
Oh, and stop watching TV so much. could be one of the reasons your social net has not widened.
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i think its the same everywhere...everyone groups together in their own little brigades
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i think its the same everywhere...everyone groups together in their own little brigades
i find that most people have there friends but then are good friends with cirtain people from other groups so can float around
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