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Old 21-09-18, 01:55 AM   #1
 
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Default Just moved in Mexico and I feel alienated.

My family just moved to Mexico two months ago because my dad got a job offer there. I was enrolled in a very prestigious university in Mexico and I got so much culture shock. Everything is really a foreign event for me. I feel so alienated because few of my classmates are scary to befriend with. There are still students who seem friendly but majority of them are quite unfriendly. I don’t even know how to approach them and it’s been a month since I got enrolled but I get acquainted to just a very few people. Any tips on how to befriend Mexican people?
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Unfortunately, I have no idea. I have not even met Mexican.




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Default Re: Just moved in Mexico and I feel alienated.

Same as you'd befriend anyone else. Say hello, and be nice.

No matter where you are in the world, making friends is pretty much the same. There may be different "norms" for what friends do and talk about. But other than a different language, potentially, it'd just be like moving towns and making friends in your home country.








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Old 21-09-18, 02:35 PM   #4
 
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Default Re: Just moved in Mexico and I feel alienated.

At least you've spotted a few folks who seemingly are friendly or such.

Just focus on those guys and forget the others till you settled in.
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Unfortunately, I have no idea. I have not even met Mexican.
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At least you've spotted a few folks who seemingly are friendly or such.

Just focus on those guys and forget the others till you settled in.
Well...you have a point. Thanks! However, sometimes I will be forced to befriend some especially when it's about school works.
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Same as you'd befriend anyone else. Say hello, and be nice.

No matter where you are in the world, making friends is pretty much the same. There may be different "norms" for what friends do and talk about. But other than a different language, potentially, it'd just be like moving towns and making friends in your home country.
I'm afraid they might ignore me and that will put me to shame. But I'll try as much as possible to have many Mexican friends.
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Default Re: Just moved in Mexico and I feel alienated.

That's imo exactly the wrong strategy.

During my life I have moved to many new schools. And I visited kindergartens and schools in different countries. Although it was always just about neighboring countries, but they always came with a different language and therefore a different culture.

At school I just started chit chatting with some folks I found somewhat interesting to talk about stuff and stuck with'em Iif I got the impression, they kinda liked me around. Some of them became friends and some not. Not everybody will like you for whatever reasons.

The bottom line always was that I quickly was very familiar with most of my classmates, just because I focused just on few dudes. The friends of the friends and their friends usually followed gradually. Sometimes it took half a year, sometimes only a week.

Like many things in life, friendship also develops. And you should give a developments time, and don't speed it up.
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