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I Live In a Foreign Country

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    Ummm...

    Yeah, I guess I could say I do.  I mean, doesn't everybody live in a foreign country?  Whatever country they live in is never foreign to them because it's where they live...but for everyone who lives in a different country than theirs, it is foreign... I live in the...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    The Parrot´s Death

    Around one month after my arrival to the States a few years ago, the host family I lived with made me leave home apparently because they thought I murdered a parrot. This episode of my life helped me to observe the world in a way I never thought about before. My name is **** and...
    Wordai Wordai 18-21, M May 3, 2009

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    I left the US two years ago.

    I was a bit nervous-worried that my wife and children wouldn't be happy or wouldn't find friends. My worries were unfounded. It was one of the best moves I have ever made. I live and work in a little city. We have all made a lot of friends. The kids go to an international school...
    jcm1963 jcm1963 46-50, M Mar 5, 2014

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    A Year + A Lifetime In Ireland

    I was born and lived for 18 years in a tiny village in the Italian Alps, population 4000. Growin up there was easy: I had a loving and caring family and the support of a strong community, but somehow I felt that that was not my place. I looked at the people my age with a mixture...
    Ellie84 Ellie84 26-30, F Dec 8, 2010

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    Making Friends Is Tough

    Hi Everyone, I've been living in Italy for the past three and a half years. I moved over here to be with my boyfriend, and I was sure that in no time I'd have created a little circle of friends of my own instead of always relying on him and his friends for company (who, let's...
    Kobolt Kobolt 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    Always Have, Always Will (possibly?)

    I have never actually lived in a country which I was a citizen of. I have no idea which country I will live in the future. I am a bit of a nomad, actually, lol.
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F Dec 17, 2012

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    I'm taking Spanish for GCSE, because I really wanna feel what it's like to understand another language fluently and be able to talk to strangers in a foreign country and understand...
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    I was born in the Philippines, but I moved to America when I was six years old because my mom got a job here. I have only my mom and dad with me, but they've divorced since our...
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    This story would definitely entertain you... Haha.... Today I was on the trip on weather center and human museum... And it was a great trip from the college,... I participated in...
    pracie25 pracie25 18-21, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Weak & powerless I want to let the whole world know that the reason or the cause for all my sufferings and ordeals in life were caused by my own family who do not sound like my...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Biggest problem with wanting to live somewhere new in the world is the choices you have. When your born you don't have a choice. Your family is yours the country and region you...
    Str8MaleCD Str8MaleCD 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    My opinion on the Bali 9 I feel that these protestors are missing one valid point. Regardless of their age they broke the law. Yes, we have all some silly things and most of us...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I still have strong feeling in relation to my previous care coordinator from the early intervention team that she was a hater and perceiving me as a dirty immigrant and she was...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    It doesn't matter what country you live in. He is dangerous for your country.
    pafireman pafireman 31-35, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    People love to start arguments about this. Something about my disregard for society's ideals threatens them. I don't know if the concept of living in the wild bothers them because...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    A frequent thing to say around here. Mostly about women from a mans perspective. "Pff... women. Cant live with them, cant live without them" :D But it is probably also said by...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 10

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    I'm from Romania (so my own language is romanian), but my two favourite subjects are English and French. Those are also the subjects I'm best at. ^_^ I think it's something innate...
    tudor0304 tudor0304 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am joining the French foreign legion in June looking for as much information as possible
    Tech88 Tech88 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I know a little German, he lives next-door to me
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I'm a dark skinned powerless lady living in the uk and I'm afraid I had encountered lots of racial hatred and hostility and what made things more difficult for me the fact that my...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm a dark skinned powerless lady living in the uk and I'm afraid I had encountered lots of racial hatred and hostility and what made things more difficult for me the fact that my...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm a dark skinned powerless lady living in the uk and I'm afraid I had encountered lots of racial hatred and hostility from white people and what made things more difficult for me...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 13

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    In the past, I spent a considerable amount of valuable time ruminating about my frustration with my lack of connection re SM or STBX. I was jealous about what I wished I had. It...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Death in the dark mirror This will be the possible title of a fictional story that I'm working on but part of it will be based on personnel life's events that have taken place in...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    i feel like the nicer people (and or more fun people) listen to country. i relate to country music and i love its fun beat. i love fun country people. sadley i cant find any...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F Mar 1

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    I live in a town with a population of 97. That's just what's registered in my town. Some are in nursing homes, or use our town for their vacation getaway or by taking advantage of...
    CowboysAndAngels CowboysAndAngels 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 3

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    I really do not understand this duality of human society. Men, throughout history, have always acted compulsorily in search of conquests, valuing possessions, money, industrial...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    My name is Eva ,I'm 35 years of age ,dark-skinned lady living in the uk since 1992 . I came to the uk when I was 13 ,and as many immigrants I have encountered lots of racial abuse...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Mar 21

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    Can someone explain why the fact that residents of an apartment building are Jewish means it can not be in a new country of Palestine? Why must there be millions of Arabs in...
    MrsBradley1122 MrsBradley1122 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was born in Ukraine and lived there till I was 10, then I moved to USA. I love America but I still miss my home country.
    Nyusha Nyusha 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love country music you have no idea. I always wanted to go to a club or bar that play only country music but I'm in the city. They don't play that type of music. I was born in...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I lived in Canada until my guy got rid of me and all my stuff. So now I live in Washington state where my family lives. I have only been to Mexico, teaching English and yoga in...
    Dhyanayoga Dhyanayoga 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am so depressed, I feel like a burden. I'm a communication and advertising student and I hate going to class. My ex boyfriend recently left to Germany to live, we dated 7 years...
    Gabrriiela Gabrriiela 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    I've always wanted to live in Japan due to its culture and beauty ? Even Korea. I'm a Japanese student right now. I just wanna go to those countries to study and eat yummy food :3...
    baekkie baekkie 16-17, F Mar 12

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    If you don't live anywhere near here & AND & you do not drive .. WE WILL NEVER MEET! I'm not NOT going to your country. If we have chemistry & hit if off & stuff.. & you have an...
    BarbaraJo78 BarbaraJo78 36-40, F Mar 14

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    I'm actually the exact opposite from this! I live out in the middle of nowhere. I crave noise and excitement or at least people. I don't even need to live in a city I just don't...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I found my original welcome letter for the queendomme. It makes me sad how many people are no longer here on EP, either regularly or at all. Oh well. Life moves on, and so must we...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 18

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    My mom and dad own their own business and basically can work where ever they want. So we live in the US six months of the year and Costa Rica the other six months.
    y2kgirl y2kgirl 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Live 15 miles outside of a small town. Got pink deer antlers on my wall and camo on my bed. Some things you just got to be thankful for.
    hhannahhbabe hhannahhbabe 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I love country music because it's real. More than any other genre, there is a country song to fit whatever you're dealing with in your life.
    CAgrlnGA CAgrlnGA 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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