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Foreign Celebrity

I had many new and alien experiences in my first couple of months in the states, when I came for college. However, I distinctly remember one instance where we, the international students were asked to share our cultures with elementary and high school students as part of the cross-cultural outreach program. I shared glimpses of my life in Sri Lanka and shared our culture through dance and music. To my surprise, the students treated us like celebrities asking to take pictures with us and asking for our autographs after. This one instance, there was something cool about feeling foreign.