“22 Signs You Were An International School Kid” via Buzzfeed

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

Originally from Buzzfeed

1. You can honestly say you have friends from all around the world.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

2. You can sort them by continent.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

3. Some of them are from countries most people have never heard of.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

4. Which made International Day pretty interesting.

Which made International Day pretty interesting.

With lots of epic food!

With lots of epic food!

5. At least one of your friends had diplomat parents.

At least one of your friends had diplomat parents.

Which means you’ve been inside some pretty sweet houses.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

6. When you arrive at an international school you enter with one accent…

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

…but leave with about seven.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

7. Plus if you had more than four Americans in your year, you probably sounded a bit like…

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

8. You’re used to hearing conversations in different languages.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

9. You can swear in at least seven of them.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

10. When you’re drunk you let out your Spanish side.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

11. And nothing beat the feeling of finding a kid in school who spoke the same native language as you.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

12. When you talk to non-international school kids, you realise how ridiculous the stuff you got to do at school was…

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

Like the time you went to the Louvre aged 10 and hated it.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

All your sports tournaments involved a plane journey.

All your sports tournaments involved a plane journey.

When other kids were going to the zoo…

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

You were preventing WWIII during Model United Nations.

You were preventing WWIII during Model United Nations.

13. In normal school being a new kid is kinda scary.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

But it’s totally fine at an international school!

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

14. Someone in your class was always jet-lagged.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

15. Missing school to get your visa sorted was just as common as going to the doctor.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

16. International school kids have hearts of stone.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

Because they’re used to saying goodbye to their best friends.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

17. This may be the cause of your deep-rooted commitment issues.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

18. But all that moving around has made you adaptable to change.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

19. When people ask you where you’re from, it’s sorta tricky to answer.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

20. Your life story contains a LOT of “then we moved to”.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

21. But international school taught you how small the world really is…

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

One day there would be a new kid who you totally met when you lived in Oman.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

22. Sometimes school would be cancelled for dramatic reasons like bombs threats and demonstrations.

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

But all in all, international school was pretty awesome!

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid

(Even if the IB programme almost destroyed you.)

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid
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