things iv learned about: being a foreigner working in a totally new environment
1. always be enthusiastic and positive, people will respond.
2. make as many friends as possible where ever you go, and don't be afraid to contact them.
3. always look at the bigger picture when something gets to you and then decide whether its worth worrying about or not.
4. ALWAYS think before you speak and act.
5. use your 'weird' accent to your advantage, people are very likely to help you as soon as you ask.