How do Australians feel towards Americans?

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  1. mattbuddy

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    I'm going to be studying abroad next fall in Sydney Australia and this may be a silly question, but I was just curious. Do Australians like Americans or do they dislike Americans like many other countries? I thought I heard Australians like Americans, I was just making sure. :cool:
     
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    Which uni in Sydney you goin to?

    You shouldn't have too much trouble. Tone down the innate arrogance and you should be fine.
     
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    Haha! Thank god I don't act like a regular arrogant American. Im going to be studying at the University of Sydney. :biggrin1:
     
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    UniSyd is GOOD. It's probably number one of the 'Big 8'. Spent a semester there doing Middle East history in 2003.
     
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    Should have come up to University of Newcastle. And it all depends on which crowd you end up with. Most exchange students tend to stick with other exchange students from the same country. At my uni, we welcome exchangies with open arms, as long as they love a drink, some fun, and not gettin much uni work done.
     
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    Yes. Drinking is the national student sport. And I still graduated with my MCCJ
     
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    Wow fantastic...if drinking is all it takes to get welcomed then I will fit right in! :biggrin1:
     
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    Well, you'd be welcome in my bar anyday
     
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    Well good thanks for answering my question. I just remember having to choose between England or Sydney...and I just remember when a friend of mine got spit on in England when he said he was American. lol.... so yah I am glad Australians have somewhat less anger towards Americans... if I found out Australians didn't like Americans...i would try and pass as Canadian haha!
     
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    It might still happen. Avoid suburbs like Lakemba, Cabramatta
     
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    Australians love Americans from my trips there. Everywhere you go they are all very nice and seem to love US. Great people!
     
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    lol... well i will try not to go around letting everyone know im american... While I think about it, I probably will never bring it up.
     
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    i think as long as you are nice, warm and friendly, you shouldn't have a problem...

    hopefully.
     
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    The fact that you won't have an Australian accent might be a give away, though. :tongue:
     
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    Generally speaking, we think you're okay, so long as you don't vote Republican.
     
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    And ignore the comments about Lakemba and Cabramatta. They're great places. These are suburbs with large Lebanese and Vietnamese populations. To suggest Americans would not be welcome in those suburbs is both ill-informed at best and churlish at worst. As a Sydney-sider, I can assure you all of Sydney is very welcoming. If, however, you were Sudanese, I wouldn't go to Melbourne :)
     
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    You shouldn't have too much of a problem, Sydney is a beautiful place. And the Sydney-siders are really polite and helpful too.
     
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    We Australians have more of am issue with your Government and the steady Americanizing of our culture rather than you as a people.
    Though I was talking to one American putz who did ask if we had fries here in Australia.
    Don't get into talks about your Govenment or the Wall Street bail out or you will find out just how pissed off we are about them.
    Here is a tip..... our Prime Minister won because part of his platform was lessening the ties and influence of America on domestic issues.
    All in all we are a very happy and friendly lot who will tell you straight up what we think then invite you to the pub for a drink.
     
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    There are quite a few awesome aussies on this site that I have had the privledge to meet!! (Dragonfly and Hellboy just to name a few)....
     
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    Australians and others around the world will start feeling more positive about Americans once they start seeing what President Obama is like.

    And I know you can't make generalizations about groups of people, but I freakin' love every Aussie I've ever met. They've all been fun, uninhibited, honest, down-to-earth folks.
     
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