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22 Things International Students At UEA Haven’t Been Telling You

They decided to study in a foreign land but nothing could truly prepare them for UEA student life. Here are a few things that UEA international student have had to say about studying in a different country with all us Brits.

1. You guys drink way too much.

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2. But you’re really bad at it.

Two or three drinks and you’re on the floor.

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3. And the uni actually adapts to Welcomeweek being full of blackout drunk freshers.

How is that allowed?

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4. Why don’t you wear a coat on a night out?

I know you look great but it’s freezing!

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5. Eating crisps for lunch is weird.

The meal deals are all just a sandwich and some crisps.

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6. How is ‘You alright?’ not a question?

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7. You say please too much.

Get to the point, you don’t really have to be that polite.

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8. And you apologise for everything even though it’s not your fault.

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9. British students store everything on their bedroom floor.

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10. You really like mayonnaise and salad cream.

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11. Do you have a home to go back to now you’ve moved literally everything you’ve ever owned to Norwich?

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12. A lot of people smoke here.

The smoking area at the LCR is always full.

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13. Even though it’s really expensive.

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14. Driving on the left is just wrong.

So is cycling on the left and having to look the wrong way when you cross the street.

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15. Coming from a hot country, your winter fashion is impressive.

Where’s the snowbesity? Your layering is on point.

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16. There are so many different ways of saying ‘hooking up’.

And they all mean slightly different things.

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17. What is it with you people and pubs?

There are hundreds in Norwich.

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18. Norwich is actually a really fascinating place.

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19. Why is everyone so obsessed with Sunday roast?

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20. There are barely any different vegetables in The Shop.

Where are all the different types of cucumbers and tomatoes?

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21. Half of you never learnt how to cook.

Frozen food and ready meals it is.

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22. How am I a ‘pet’ or ‘dove’?

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With thanks to UEA students from America, Bermuda, Sweden, Romania, Finland, Germany, Poland and China.