Dating for international students
On Thursday night, the UNL Student Involvement International Student Board aimed to help international students with one such challenge by holding the lecture “Dating 102: U. Last year’s “Dating 101” also sought to inform others about their new culture.The events were created by Claire Hauser, a counseling coordinator of the Women’s Center, and Taylor Gee, a graduate assistant for Student Involvement’s East Campus programs.“Even myself, being new to the New England area, I’m learning new social norms and values compared to places where I previously lived, like the Midwest or West Coast.” During the event, which was held in Emerson’s recently renovated Common Ground space on the 10 floor of the Walker Building and included lunch, participants took part in an active-listening activity, in which they were encouraged to use nonverbal cues to provide attention to the person speaking, along with tips on how to ask clarifying statements.“So often, we assume relationships are built on sharing everything about ourselves,” Matson said, “when often it’s about what we learn from other people.” Dating in the USA also focused on setting physical and emotional boundaries in an activity called “Relationship Blueprint,” in which students talked about dating behaviors they would be OK or not OK with. But for international students, navigating new cultural norms of American dating can sometimes make the journey extra bumpy.On October 10, an educational event called Dating in the USA was led by Melanie Matson, director of Emerson’s Violence Prevention and Response center, to engage international students in discussion and activities about dating and relationships.
What I realized with Americans is that if you make out with them the way we do in Brazil, they get the wrong idea. ” He tried to sound really nice as he was asking me what was the point in “this.” So American, right? The first time I went on a date with an American guy I was so nervous because I felt like we had no intimacy whatsoever. For me, dating is meeting a 20 year-old that is a friend of a friend at a bar, thinking he’s cute, and then your friend making things happen. And then you still don’t go on a date, you say things like: “Everyone’s going to that bar on Friday, will you be there? It’s harder to meet people here — they’re anti-social.
“Working with international students has always been a passion of mine,” said Gee, who studied abroad for three consecutive years.“Both Claire and I started this when we came for graduate school and our Ph.
D., and we started this International Student Advisory Board and both these events,” Gee said.
Or perhaps you just like the excitement of making new connections with people from far-flung locales.
Whatever your reasons for seeking love abroad, there are a number of websites and apps that cater to the international dating crowd.The following dating apps and websites have great international flair, so check ’em out!