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
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.
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.
(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.” Florida Senator Marco Rubio, folks.
5. Everytime you sleep through Camp Yale. #jetlagged
Melissa McCarthy feels your feels.
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!
7. When you don’t understand Yalies’ attitude towards alcohol. Why do they drink so much? (Slash so little??)
8. When you beg your floormate to marry you (Dammit I need a green card!)
Sometimes, bae romantic.
9. When no one understands your fashion sense (This is a high fashion in Kazakhstan, OKAY?)
Sometimes, less is more.
10. When you rule out 85% of possible internships because you’re not an American citizen
11. When everyone bitches about the language requirement and you’re just like…
DALE TEQUILA MARGARITA BURRITOOO
12. When you bring your newly made American friends to an ISO party and you start to feel a little bit at home.
(Photocred: Yale International Students Organization Facebook page)
EDITED BY SABINA LEE