Have you ever lived in a foreign country?
I refused to drive to Miami for my boss on several occasions. Told him I didn't have a passport
I used to live in Jersey. That outta count as a foreign country
Netherlands for four years and Germany for two years (:
Korea for 13 months. Kuwait for 6 months. The Netherlands for 6 months. Texas for 3 years
wow. what a jackass
Cuba for 2 years. Military brat. Parents divorced otherwise I would have also got to live in Japan for 2-3 years. That would have been cool.
Lived in Sweden for two years!! Loved it. Even learned their language!
Japan for 3 years, and was able to see much of Asia as a result.
Yes, I grew up in Louisiana! :-)
No, but I'm curious about it. Live in Illinois but play near stl. I'd love to at least move to a different state. I would like to try out living in a different country for a while but would have to visit several times first. Stayed in Ireland for 2 weeks and loved it but wouldn't want to live there.
I've lived in the same state all my life. Besides, I don't like to travel.
No, but I want to SO BADLY. I can't wait to study abroad in a few years and get at least a little taste of it. :)
Military sent me to live in Japan for four years. Missed the earthquake because I was visiting my mother.
It's not a different country but a different planet - planet Hollywood ;)
I studied abroad in Israel for five months. Great experience.
Lived in germany for two years when I was little and was in iraq for seven months.
I like the idea of walkabout.
Isn't everything there out to kill you? The sun, snakes, jellyfish, spiders, quicksand, trees...
Required? What is this, a fascist state? Don't get me wrong, I am all for study abroad and exploring other countries, but a mandate is too overreaching.
My neighborhood is mostly Asian so I guess I can say yes
I lived in Vermont for a while (St. Johnsbury) most people think I am talking about Virginia. Lots if people need a geography lesson or two.
No, unless you count Los Angeles as a foreign country.
I was an exchange student to Australia at 16 for a year. Best experience! I went back later as a missionary. I love Australia!!
It should also give you an appreciation that the US isn't the only civilized country in the world.
Scotland is like the U. P. of England.
Like others...I am from England, so this is a foreign country. I also lived in Northern Ireland.
How bout Digestives and Hula Hoops? The first time my wife bought me Smarties, I was shocked to find them chocolate and not sweet tart-ish like American Smarties. Have to say I prefer M&Ms but my wife swears by Smarties.
Lived in Scotland for a few years to dig up family history. Was a really great experience, learned a lot. Both sets of grandparents came from there so I had a lot to find about.
So what if I choose to go to an affluent country where they have just as much or more than we do? How much perspective can I gain then?
We got stuck in London for 7 days in 2010 when that stupid volcano in Iceland erupted. That volcano owes me like 3 grand.
I was born in Germany, but since we moved back to the States when I was 4 months old, I don't think it counts. My husband and I have been kicking around the idea of moving abroad, probably somewhere in the Caribbean, so we'll see.
From where did you come?
Like with the Army?
Nice. I spent a day there on a cruise.
Agreed. I lived in the Philippines for two years. Wonderful people. Great culture. Poor and very humble, but very happy people. It would be well for all Americans to live abroad for an extended period so they would learn to appreciate the freedoms we have and the blessing America is to the world
My Dad was AF too, smyleysue, we moved every three or four years until my HS years. I can't imagine a better way to grow up, but my sister misses having "roots". I miss not getting to move every few years - there's still a lot of world left to try out.
And if you don't have the time or money to live in another country for a year?
You shouldn't be forced to drop your life and go live in another country to live in your own country.
Iraq and Kuwait while in the service. I would love to go back... Minus the war part. Loved the people!
My weakness for British food is leg of lamb roasted with potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding. Oh, and anything Cadbury, licorice, and Smarties.
I firmly believe that EVERY American should be Required to live 1 year in another country (any country). It is different and gives you a new/renewed appreciation for what we have here.
Agreed it's hard to find good German food here, or anything very close to German food at all, for that matter. There should be some kind of truth in advertising law against Johnsonville using the word "Brawurst", a pet peeve of mine.
Another food comment : somehow I never got warm with British food - it may be healthy to cook almost without fat and salt, but the first thing I did to a Welsh beef stew as well as to fish and chips was have the salt shaker do a crazy jig over it ;)
no, but when I told everyone I was moving to Vermont, one middle-aged Texas lady said, "Vermont...that's in Canada, right?"
Albania!! Rrofte Atdheu!!
Somehow I'm in a food mood today.
Zurich cream fricasse with Roesti (Swiss version of hash browns) is one of my favorites.
I've visited Zuerich proper and it looked squeaky clean and neat.
I liked to look at the mountains but it would be too cold for me there.