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.
2. But you’re really bad at it.
Two or three drinks and you’re on the floor.
3. And the uni actually adapts to Welcomeweek being full of blackout drunk freshers.
How is that allowed?
4. Why don’t you wear a coat on a night out?
I know you look great but it’s freezing!
5. Eating crisps for lunch is weird.
The meal deals are all just a sandwich and some crisps.
6. How is ‘You alright?’ not a question?
7. You say please too much.
Get to the point, you don’t really have to be that polite.
8. And you apologise for everything even though it’s not your fault.
9. British students store everything on their bedroom floor.
10. You really like mayonnaise and salad cream.
11. Do you have a home to go back to now you’ve moved literally everything you’ve ever owned to Norwich?
12. A lot of people smoke here.
The smoking area at the LCR is always full.
13. Even though it’s really expensive.
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.
15. Coming from a hot country, your winter fashion is impressive.
Where’s the snowbesity? Your layering is on point.
16. There are so many different ways of saying ‘hooking up’.
And they all mean slightly different things.
17. What is it with you people and pubs?
There are hundreds in Norwich.
18. Norwich is actually a really fascinating place.
19. Why is everyone so obsessed with Sunday roast?
20. There are barely any different vegetables in The Shop.
Where are all the different types of cucumbers and tomatoes?
21. Half of you never learnt how to cook.
Frozen food and ready meals it is.
22. How am I a ‘pet’ or ‘dove’?
With thanks to UEA students from America, Bermuda, Sweden, Romania, Finland, Germany, Poland and China.