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48 Thoughts After A Semester Abroad.

Just because you’re back in America doesn’t mean you’re mentally prepared for life post-abroad.

Here are 48 thoughts we’ve all had after a semester abroad.

 1. I forgot how long this flight is.

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2. Am I still legal?

3. It’s weird being back in the states. Does anyone here actually call it “The States”?

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4. WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD. WRONG SIDE.

5. Oh. Nevermind.

6. I miss my flat.

7. What is sleep. Why am I awake right now.

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8. Is it too soon to travel again?

9. Wait, why are flights in America so expensive?

10. I can’t believe I missed Thanksgiving. Every one should experience Thanksgiving.

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11. I hope my cat remembers me, oh please please please remember me.

12. Please don’t be mad at me, kitty.

13. If I don’t unpack, it’s like I’m still abroad.

14. A home cooked meal that isn’t pasta? Yes please.

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15. This soda tastes weird. Has it always tasted like this? Did they change it while I was gone?

16. Chips… wait fries… no wait which is it.

17. Have our portions always been this big?

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18. Did the last four months actually happen?

19. Am I talking about it too much? Should I stop?

20. No one understands. I’m not doing this trip justice. Help.

21. Pictures… Everyone must see pictures.

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22. It’s sweater weather… I can totally cover up those ten extra pounds.

23. I need a haircut.

24. The American dollar is so boring! Who do I talk to about changing that?

25. I don’t miss the math involved with exchange rates.

26. Or time zone differences.

27. I am such a public transportation pro. We need more of that here.

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28. Why do they call it “study abroad”?

29. Do my parents believe I actually studied?

30. I can’t even think about next semester.

31. Has Christmas always been this magical or am I just happy to be home?

32. Everyone’s getting souvenirs this year.

33. Do I have to get my parents gift? Isn’t me being home the greatest gift of all?

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34. Why do I feel so nostalgic in the foreign foods aisle at the grocery store?

35. I’m just going to stalk myself on Facebook for a few minutes.

36. I miss my abroad friends. Like a lot.

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37. What do you mean I’m not old enough to rent a van in America? How am I supposed to see the world?

38. WRONG SIDE OF THE- oh.

39. I miss the accent.

40. No, I can’t do an impression for you.

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41. Can I go back yet?

42. I’m not emotionally or mentally prepared to look at my bank account yet.

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43. Woah. I don’t recognize anything on the radio.

44. Watching American movies in America are just… movies.

45. Is it acceptable in America yet to wear a onesie in public?

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46. I wish I could go to [insert favorite sushi/curry/Chinese/Korean/fish and chips shop here].

47. Why was I ever scared to go abroad?

48. I need to stop thinking about it. Jk. I can’t.

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Rachel Jenkins

Susquehanna University | 4 stories



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