I Live In a Foreign Country

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    56-60, M
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    Diamont Diamont
    13-15, M
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    Purplelamb Purplelamb
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    bobbylee111 bobbylee111
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    cracked8urface cracked8urface
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
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    If anybody lives in Gloucester plz send me a private message ASAP and we can exchange numbers so we can talk to each other because I will miss everybody on here.
    Caroline9852 Caroline9852
    16-17, T
    Apr 11
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    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
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    I might be an au pair in Ireland soon and I am so excited!!! 19 years living in Germany is enough! I want to see what life is like in more than one country!
    SuperDuperCoolGirl SuperDuperCoolGirl
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    41-45, M
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    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
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    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
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    JjKr88 JjKr88
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    Tokeetilyoucope Tokeetilyoucope
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