WelcomeOriginally Posted by Unregistered
I've been there, too. Making friends in a foreign country takes time, and, like everything else in life, you have to work at it, so don't give up! Have patience, and be yourself. Everything will fall into place. You'll see. Remind yourself of the people you know back home who are not from India, say visiting unversity students. Don't they, too, face a similar situation? It's not them, nor is it you, nor is it 'native speakers'. It's about not having that circle of support we have at home. That support system is so much a part of us and who are that when it's not there, we begin to question why it is we can't seem to strike up friendships. It's easy to make friends at home because we have contacts; friendships are made of and based on trust. Back home, I wouldn't approach a total stranger and try to form a long lasting friendship--that person would probably call the police! . In a foreign country, we have to allow people enough time to get to know us, enough time to build trust, and that takes time.
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