Being a Foreigner While Abroad

zongyuan Li in Copenhagen

Zongyuan Li '19 in Copenhagen, Denmark

You may encounter both negative and positive stereotypes regarding your ethnicity and/or nationality while abroad, and we encourage you to do some research to learn a bit more about what it means to be a foreigner living and studying in another country.

Some examples of things you may want to consider are:


An interactive website that provides training and resources to equip you with the skills, attitudes, and behaviors you need in order to function in your new and unfamiliar environment.

The Lies Students Tell Abroad, by Amy Elizabeth Smith, discusses the way U.S. American students abroad choose represent their nationality.

You can see your host country's level of power distance.