Student or Learner
Hi. Just a simple question that's been bothering me. I graduated from a university in the US. I was an international student (I'm from Malaysia) there, so should I refer myself as 'American graduate' or 'US graduate' or any other way?
The reason I asked is because from my understanding 'American' refers to a citizen of the US; that said, American graduates are graduates whose nationality is American.
I came across people who corrected me when I referred my Malaysian friends graduated from Japan as 'Japan graduates'. They said 'Japanese graduates' instead.
Could you please explain to me which way is correct or does it not matter at all?
Thanks in advance!
Referring to bhaisahab's reply, I take it from here that 'US university' = 'American university', right? I can use either one I assume.
Anyway, thanks bhaisahab and Gillnetter!
Yes, you can.
You could be a foreigner who is still a US graduate, i.e. one who graduates in the US. And an American graduate may receive a degree while abroad.