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If I travel to a country not of my ethnicity, what issues should I expect to face?

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  • mentor picture Miloni Gandhi
     
    Miloni Gandhi
    Associate Director, International Recruitment, Office of Admissions
    University of Southern California
    Many times students are looked upon as something of a spectacle in countries where they do not fit...
    Many times students are looked upon as something of a spectacle in countries where they do not fit the typical physical description, where locals are very curious about their origin and background. But again, this curiosity is really just that, curiosity and should not be seen as a negative. There are a few places where being of a different ethnicity might be harder, but again, this varies per country and usually the issues are overcome by learning about the host culture in greater detail before going and being prepared for any obstacles you might face.
 
 
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