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27 awkward things that will happen freshman year


New country, new school, new awkward. You’ll be a sophomore soon enough.

 1) You don’t understand a reference to something American.

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2) You pretend to understand a reference to something American.

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 3) Someone you don’t recognize says hello to you.

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 4) You mistakenly think someone is saying hello to you when they’re really greeting someone else.

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5) Your roommate catches you “borrowing” something without asking.

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6) You try to pretend nothing happened after you do something embarrassing.

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7) You get lost on campus and have to ask for directions.

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8) You use an American phrase incorrectly.

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9) You find out that your best friend from home has a new friend who’s just like you.

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10) You dance like no one’s watching. When everyone is watching.

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11) Someone asks you something stupid about where you’re from.

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12) Your roommate does something weird and thinks you don’t notice.

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13) That one friend refuses to watch the movie everyone else agrees on.

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14) You reference an inside joke from back home that no one understands.

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15) One of your new college friends suddenly gets homesick and you don’t know what to do.

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16) Someone you just met starts telling you things that are too personal.

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17) You see something gross in the shared bathroom.

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18) Your parents ask, “You’re not doing anything bad, are you?”

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19) Your roommate gets into a fight on the phone with the person they’re dating back home.

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20) You totally forget that you have an exam today.

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21) Someone tries to explain American football to you but it’s still confusing.

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22) You catch your friends going out without you.

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23) Someone you don’t like starts flirting with you.

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24) Your friend is drunk and you can’t understand what they’re saying.

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25) You show up to a party feeling out of place.

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26) The annoying person in class asks you to study with them.

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27) Someone offers you something really gross to eat.

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Don’t worry! Lots of cool things will happen freshman year, too. Have fun!

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