What’s the Silliest Question an American Has Asked You?

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There were nearly a million international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2013/2014 school year. But even with that big presence, international students still get a lot of weird questions just because they’re from a foreign country.

The video above, filmed by Nana Adwoa Antwi-Boasiako as part of her final school project, asks international students: what’s the silliest question an American has asked you?

While many of the students say they’ve been asked about the country, city, or culture where they grew up, others say they’ve gotten questions that come from students’ misinformation and misconception about live abroad.

But, don’t feel weird or offended about these questions, international students! Sharing your experiences and answering questions – even if they’re silly – is the first step in become acquainted with your fellow students, and making new friends.

Jeonghyun Kim is a VOA intern for the English web desk. She is from South Korea, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Professional Studies in Journalism at Georgetown University

Jeonghyun Kim

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