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Hi Sir, some of my colleages study locally but I was study abroad. Am I right to correc to tell them

"I was a foreign student, I came back and work here five years ago"
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Yes, my understanding is that a "foreign student" is one who studies abroad. I'm not sure if the expression is viewed differently by the folks where you studied and by the folks at home.

I'd use two sentences. "I was a foreign student. I returned to work here five years ago."

Best wishes, - A.
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I'd think of a foreign student as someone from another country who cam to study in my country. I wouldn't use it for someone of my nationality who studied abroad - you aren't 'foreign' to me (of another nationality). So I wouldn't use that phrase.

I studied overseas/abroad and then returned here to work five years ago.
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I'd think of a foreign student as someone from another country who cam to study in my country. I wouldn't use it for someone of my nationality who studied abroad - you aren't 'foreign' to me (of another nationality). So I wouldn't use that phrase.

I studied overseas/abroad and then returned here to work five years ago.
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