You Know You’re Abroad When…

UntitledIf you are currently abroad, have studied abroad or will be studying abroad, then here are some phrases that you are, or will become, very familiar with. One of your very own 4E bloggers (moi) is in France for the semester (basic, I know) and here are some very real sentences that my fellow American classmates and I have totally said.

“I found wifi!!!”

“Omg that place sells iced coffee, I haven’t had that in 3 months!”

Where is my Starbucks red cup?

“I won’t go crazy with my Snapchat story even though I’m spending this weekend in Portugal.”….100 seconds of Snapchats later….

“Hey, I’m bringing a bottle of wine over for dinner. It was only 3 euros (or whatever currency you are using).”

Advice: Never trust wine that is cheaper than water

“I don’t have any work tonight, so let’s go out!” (someone says every night)

“Do you speak English?”

“Is the tap water safe?” (first thing you say to your Airbnb host, after you ask for the wifi password of course)

“Is that what we really sound like?” (you say as you see another group of American abroad students)

Most likely, yes, that is what you sound like.

Even though #abroadlife is the life, we do miss America and, especially, our fellow Hoyas at Georgetown. Although I may sound like a broken record, anyone who has the opportunity to study abroad, whether it is for a summer, semester or year, should definitely do so!

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, tumblr.com, uwp.edu

Meg Lizza

Meg Lizza

Meg is 4E's former Senior Editor. She is a senior in the college, born and raised in the land of palm trees and sun. Although her life in Cali was basically Katy Perry’s hit “California Gurls” in real life, she aspires to become a basic East Coast girl. Her hobbies include searching for poppy indie tunes endlessly on the Youtube, attempting to quote Will Ferrell movies and constantly searching for the best food wherever she goes.
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