What could be bad about a fun fling with a foreign campus cutie studying at your American college?However, things can get complicated when that fun fling turns into a real relationship.
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You and your old cutie may have spent every Friday night getting burgers and seeing a movie, but with an international cutie you might spend date night sightseeing, trying out a new restaurant or spending the whole night clubbing. “Even though it was only for a few months, one of the best relationships I’ve ever been in will always be with the guy who was studying abroad at my school from Belize,” says Jen, a collegiette from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
With love in the air this week thanks to Valentine’s Day, our Facebook fan Abdirahman reminded us that love is universal. But Tara noted, on her personal blog, that Valentine’s Day gifts seemed different in America than back in China.
I felt like he was always surprising me, whether it was the things we’d talk about or the fun dates he’d plan.
He kept things exciting, just because I never knew what to expect from him.” Of course, not all American boys are the same, but dating someone from another country can give you a totally unexpected experience. You Can Learn About an Entirely New Culture International students aren’t only different in how they treat a date––they come from an entirely different world than you, full of unfamiliar customs and traditions.