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12 Struggles of Being International

1. When you get to your room with two average suitcases while your American roommate unpacks half of his or her Massachusetts’ house.

Oh, did you forget to pack your favorite cardigan and your gold Jack Rogers? But your parents are coming next week to drop them off?? WELL FUCK YOUUUU

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2. When you introduce yourself as Japanese and the immediate response: "Omg I LOVE sushi!" 

You’re no more than your national dish. Get on ma level, Kim Kay.

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3. Every time the dining halls serve "Asian/Latin American/some non-American” ethnic food that you've never heard of in your home country. 

Totally authentic.

Totally authentic.

(Photocred: Amalia Halikias, Overheard at Yale Facebook group)

4. When your life in America is dependent on a single sheet of paper: Your I-20. Your student visa is more important than the Bible, the Koran and the Constitution combined.

"No one has a right to visit the United States and no one has a right to get a visa to study in the United States… if there are indicators people are coming from parts of the world where dangerous people are living and plotting against us, that should be a factor determining whether we allow people to come here from there or not." Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

"No one has a right to visit the United States and no one has a right to get a visa to study in the United States." Florida Senator Marco Rubio, folks.

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5. Everytime you sleep through Camp Yale. #jetlagged

We approve of anything Melissa McCarthy does.

Melissa McCarthy feels your feels.

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6. Every time you take out the passport pouch at the airport and feel smug about it. No, you can’t buy it at the bookstore - it’s an OISS exclusive.

On Wednesdays, we wear pink and speak anything but English!

On Wednesdays, we wear pink and speak anything but English!

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7. When you don’t understand Yalies’ attitude towards alcohol. Why do they drink so much? (Slash so little??)

HELL YEAHHHHHH

HELL YEAHHHHHHH

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8. When you beg your floormate to marry you (Dammit I need a green card!)

Sometimes, bae romantic.

Sometimes, bae romantic.

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9. When no one understands your fashion sense (This is a high fashion in Kazakhstan, OKAY?)

Sometimes, less is more.

Sometimes, less is more.

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10. When you rule out 85% of possible internships because you’re not an American citizen

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Summertime sadness.

(Photocred: Reddit)

11. When everyone bitches about the language requirement and you’re just like…

Oh wait, what's that on your should-- DALE TEQUILA MARGARITA BURRITOOO

DALE TEQUILA MARGARITA BURRITOOO

(Photocred: Gifsoup)

12. When you bring your newly made American friends to an ISO party and you start to feel a little bit at home.

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D'awwww.

(Photocred: Yale International Students Organization Facebook page)

 

EDITED BY SABINA LEE

International Students Organization
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