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Show Of Hands January 1st, 2013 12:00am

Have you ever lived in a foreign country?

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gtgconfused
01/02/13 6:33 am

I refused to drive to Miami for my boss on several occasions. Told him I didn't have a passport

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greg
01/02/13 6:27 am

I used to live in Jersey. That outta count as a foreign country

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leonica
01/02/13 6:17 am

Netherlands for four years and Germany for two years (:

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cshuey1 Pennsylvania
01/02/13 5:58 am

Korea for 13 months. Kuwait for 6 months. The Netherlands for 6 months. Texas for 3 years

fxdwg
01/02/13 5:39 am

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.

seattlegirl
01/02/13 5:38 am

Lived in Sweden for two years!! Loved it. Even learned their language!

acamus27
01/02/13 4:26 am

Japan for 3 years, and was able to see much of Asia as a result.

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robolds Initiative
01/02/13 4:16 am

Yes, I grew up in Louisiana! :-)

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outdoorgirl
01/02/13 3:59 am

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.

jmw7477 Indiana
01/02/13 3:39 am

I've lived in the same state all my life. Besides, I don't like to travel.

kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
01/02/13 2:38 am

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. :)

4x31r0d
01/02/13 1:08 am

LOL true.

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blw1104 Pennsylvania
01/02/13 12:45 am

Military sent me to live in Japan for four years. Missed the earthquake because I was visiting my mother.

praetorianus65
01/02/13 12:31 am

It's not a different country but a different planet - planet Hollywood ;)

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idream
01/02/13 12:29 am

I studied abroad in Israel for five months. Great experience.

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Pjshepherd Utah
01/02/13 12:19 am

Lived in germany for two years when I was little and was in iraq for seven months.

KudosToYou California
01/02/13 12:17 am

I like the idea of walkabout.

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KudosToYou California
01/02/13 12:15 am

Isn't everything there out to kill you? The sun, snakes, jellyfish, spiders, quicksand, trees...

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floridaboy94 Central Florida
01/01/13 11:58 pm

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.

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DakotaJames seattle
01/01/13 11:42 pm

My neighborhood is mostly Asian so I guess I can say yes

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widdy76 always here
01/01/13 11:39 pm

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.

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cato Santa Barbara, California
01/01/13 11:38 pm

No, unless you count Los Angeles as a foreign country.

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widdy76 always here
01/01/13 11:37 pm

I was an exchange student to Australia at 16 for a year. Best experience! I went back later as a missionary. I love Australia!!

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praetorianus65
01/01/13 11:34 pm

It should also give you an appreciation that the US isn't the only civilized country in the world.

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tommysq Chicagoland
01/01/13 11:32 pm

Scotland is like the U. P. of England.

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espeteach
01/01/13 11:27 pm

Like others...I am from England, so this is a foreign country. I also lived in Northern Ireland.

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CSGraham
01/01/13 11:26 pm

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.

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4x31r0d
01/01/13 11:23 pm

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.

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CSGraham
01/01/13 11:22 pm

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?

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tommysq Chicagoland
01/01/13 11:20 pm

We got stuck in London for 7 days in 2010 when that stupid volcano in Iceland erupted. That volcano owes me like 3 grand.

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JanuaryLove
01/01/13 11:20 pm

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.

tommysq Chicagoland
01/01/13 11:14 pm

Like with the Army?

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tommysq Chicagoland
01/01/13 11:13 pm

Nice. I spent a day there on a cruise.

persuader
01/01/13 11:12 pm

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

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tommysq Chicagoland
01/01/13 11:12 pm

Currywurst, ftw!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/01/13 11:12 pm

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.

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Phycoz
01/01/13 11:10 pm

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.

peacefullife Land of Moss
01/01/13 11:09 pm

Iraq and Kuwait while in the service. I would love to go back... Minus the war part. Loved the people!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/01/13 11:05 pm

My weakness for British food is leg of lamb roasted with potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding. Oh, and anything Cadbury, licorice, and Smarties.

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DaKernal Colorado
01/01/13 10:58 pm

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.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/01/13 10:57 pm

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.

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praetorianus65
01/01/13 10:55 pm

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 ;)

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Emma Austin.ish.
01/01/13 10:50 pm

no, but when I told everyone I was moving to Vermont, one middle-aged Texas lady said, "Vermont...that's in Canada, right?"

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albyunderwater Yesterday
01/01/13 10:50 pm

Albania!! Rrofte Atdheu!!

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praetorianus65
01/01/13 10:50 pm

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.

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