Studying abroad is an irreplaceable experience, my time in Paris now a cherished memory. I lived and I (most definitely) learned. These are the things that Google doesn't tell you before you go It’s important to research customs before traveling to a new country.
If you're from New Jersey, you know how badly the state's looked down upon by outsiders (thanks a lot, Jersey Shore). But you know that all of those false accusations aren't true- the Garden State is your home and only you're allowed to make fun of it. Although Jersey's small, there are different regions and everyone thinks that their's is the best. Here are seven signs you're from the 732, AKA the best part of Jersey:
1. You know that Central Jersey is a place.
One of the biggest arguments is whether or not Central Jersey exists. I live in the middle of New Jersey, so it's pretty funny when people say it's not a real place. I'm not from South Jersey, and definitely not from North Jersey. Also, it's close to both Philadelphia and New York, not just one or the other. Perfect location.
2. Everywhere you go, you see a Wawa.
Legit everywhere, and you go there 24/7. All hail the holy grail.
3. Surf Taco means a lot to you.
Every time I come home from being away at school the first place I go to eat with my friends is Surf Taco. Even when I am home, Surf Taco's always on my mind. Who doesn't love a good taco with chips? P.S. I highly recommend their Teriyaki Chicken Taco, you won't regret it.
4. You go to all the summer concerts.
There's really nothing more fun than summer shows outside, and you already know that PNC Bank Arts Center and Stone Pony Summer Stage are the hot-spots. 'Tis the season of tailgating and enjoying a good show with your friends.
5. Two words: Pork. Roll.
I don't care what Chris Christie has to say, it's pork roll. Quite honestly, Taylor Ham just doesn't sound right. And what's better than a pork roll egg n' cheese on your favorite bagel? Nothing.
6. You live close to the beach...
Spring Lake, Manasquan, Asbury, you name it. You know these areas and where all of the good food spots are in each of them. Living so close to the beach makes for the perfect summers, but with summer comes the bennies.
7. ...So you can easily spot a benny.
If you're from Jersey and you don't know what a benny is, you most likely are one. Bennies usually come in packs; they bring lawn chairs and tents to the beach, wear socks and sandals, and have the "Jersey accent" because they're either from New York or close to.
We've all seen about a million of these, "If college major were," but what you haven't seen, is if college majors were Oreo flavors.
1. English: Golden Oreos.
The golden Oreo because reading and writing are used in every major and in every day life, so it's pretty much number one, like a golden first place trophy.
2. Math/Accounting: The classic Oreo.
The classic Oreo because math is the same in every language, and it'll never change.
3. Education: Oreo minis.
In education you're giving your knowledge and wisdom, to a younger generation (for the most part), hoping that they'll do something good with it.
4. Art/Graphic design: Spring themed Oreos.
From the fun yellow creme to the cute little picture on the cookie part, the spring themed Oreo is truly a piece of art.
5. Communication: Cool mint Oreos.
Cool mint for communication because every comm major I know are super chill, cool even ;)
6. Social Sciences (psychology, sociology): Halloween themed Oreos.
Let's be real, understanding how and why people and the world are is low-key scary. Socializing alone is scary!
7. Business/Marketing: Red velvet Oreos.
Red velvet is the same as chocolate but a different color. There's an almost identical product but some how, some way there's a market and need for red velvet?!
8. Medicine (nursing, pre med): Double Stuf Oreos.
Double stuff Oreos because there's just so much to information to memorize and process. You're stuffed with a million things to know like these Oreos are stuffed with extra creme.
9. Science (chemistry, biology, physics): Cherry Cola Oreos.
There's pop rocks in them, and you know things pop in science, and you study rocks sooooooo.
10. Dance/Musical Theatre: Birthday cake Oreos.
Because dancing and plays/productions are fun like birthday cakes.
11. History: Firework Oreos.
Because let's be real here, the only time American celebrate history is the 4th of July, and we celebrate with fireworks.
12. Political Science: Peanut butter Oreos.
Peanut butter has a strong smell and a strong taste just like people have strong political views.
13. Anthropology: Oreo thins.
So I have this friend who just graduated with a degree in anthro and I tease her all the time about digging up dinosaur bones, and about how the aliens built the pyramids, and I swear her patience with this non sense is getting pretty thin.
14. Criminal justice/justice studies: Chocolate Oreos.
Either you love or hate the way the legal system works, like the way people wither love or hate chocolate.